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APR 13 - MAY 13 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild's 2018 fundraiser presents a design showcase at 8 Valley Creek View.

APR 27 The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Geoffrey Robson, presents music from Bernstein, Sibelius, Debussy, and more, with guest clarinet soloist Yoonah Kim. BUY TICKETS

MAY 3 The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents music from Handel, Koetsier, and Haydn in the acoustically unique setting of St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. BUY TICKETS

MAY 12-13 Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live! BUY TICKETS

SEP 29 - 30 Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, featuring David Fung, and Stravinsky's Petrushka.

OCT 2 Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F major, Schmann's String Quartet in A minor

NOV 10 - 11 Guest Conductor Sarah Ionannides and the ASO present Tower's Coming to America, Smetana's Vltava, and Elgar's Enigma Variations.

NOV 13 Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major and Piano Quartet in G minor, featuring ASO Concertmaster Kiril Laskarov.

DEC 14-16 Your Arkansas Symphony invites you to bring family and friends to the Robinson Center for a fun-packed holiday music extravaganza! Kids aged one to one hundred should put on a holiday sweater, grab your favorite holiday candy, and settle in to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

JAN 26 - 27 Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino, Chopin's Piano Concerto No., with Artist of Distinction Andrew von Oeyen, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, "Scottish."

JAN 29 Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4, Chopin's Selections for Solo Piano, and Enesco's Piano Quintet in A minor.

FEB 23 - 24 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: Ode to Joy.

FEB 26 Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, Puccini's String Quartet in D Major, Verdi's String Quartet.

FEB 9-10 Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, hosts a celebration of some of America's most cherished music from the stage.

APR 13 - 14 Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, Ravel's Tzigane, Beethoven's Romance No. 2, Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, and Enesco's Romanian Rhapsody.

APR 16 Debussy's Violin Sonata, Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds.

MAR 9-10 Beatlemania is back with Classical Mystery Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!

MAY 4 - 5 Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section, Brahms' Hungarian Dances, and Liszt's Les Préludes.

MAY 7 Ravel's Sonatine en Trio, Francaix's String Trio, Pärt's Fratres, Dillon's Multiplicity, Gardel's Por una Cabeza.

MAY 11-12 Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!

Insights from the Maestro: French Connection

 

By: Philip Mann and Geoffrey Robson
October 16, 2017

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I am very happy to welcome ASO associate conductor, Geoffrey Robson, and Ji, pianist and winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, to the Robinson stage. I've invited Maestro Robson to share his thoughts:

“This program is most striking to me because of the contrast presented between works of the 1920s originating in Paris vs. Berlin. Those two cities, which both experienced a rich outpouring of art and culture following The Great War, seemed to be in a very different place psychologically, affecting the nature of its art to the core.”

“The French composers Ravel and Milhaud enthusiastically looked abroad for musical inspiration, to places including the Americas, the Far East, Spain, and others. It is well known that Ravel was an enthusiastic fan of American jazz, and that sound pervades his Piano Concerto in G. In Berlin, however, the hyper-emotional and introspective German Expressionist movement maintained hold. Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 1, composed before his famous collaborations with Brecht, and well before he was a household name among musical theater lovers, strikes an angular, emotional, turbulent tone, drawing inspiration from expressionism and showing the influence of Mahler, Schoenberg, and Strauss.”

– Geoffrey Robson, guest conductor

P.S.: Tickets are still available - click HERE! Remember, all ticket holders are invited to join Geoffrey pre-concert for Concert Conversations! This weekend we will be in the Upper Tier lobby beginning one hour before each performance. Please enjoy a musical conversation with Maestro Robson!

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