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Upcoming Concerts

NOV 6-7 Conductor Roderick Cox leads ASO in a concert featuring piano sensation Conrad Tao and music from Beethoven, Ravel, and Brahms. GET TICKETS

NOV 9 ASO musicians perform music from Martinů, Haydn, Dohnányi, and Shostakovich in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

DEC 17-19 Kris Allen is home for the holidays! Arkansas' own Kris Allen joins the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program of holiday favorites and selections from the American Idol-winner's own music. GET TICKETS

JAN 29-30 Conductor Andrew Crust leads ASO in a concert featuring violinist Shannon Lee and music from Borodin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky. GET TICKETS

FEB 1 ASO musicians perform music from Shaw, Ligeti, and Brahms in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

FEB 26-27 Violin superstar Gil Shaham joins Geoffrey Robson and ASO for a program featuring Barber's Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky, and Little Rock's own Florence Price. GET TICKETS

MAR 1 ASO musicians perform music from Dempster, Jalbert, Renié, and Schubert in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

MAR 12-13 Celebrate the Queen of Soul with your ASO! This rocking program explores the career of one of the greatest entertainers in American history: Aretha Franklin! GET TICKETS

MAR 26-27 Marvel at the extraordinary showmanship of world-renowned pianist Joseph Joubert and veteran Broadway singers featuring the timeless music of the Gershwin Brothers! GET TICKETS

APR 9-10 Conductor Akiko Fujimoto and pianist Martina Filjak join ASO for a program featuring Mozart, Strauss, and a world premiere from Tania Leon. GET TICKETS

APR 12 ASO musicians perform music from Montgomery, Wiancko, and León in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

MAY 7-8 Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall with an exciting adaptation of exceptional cirque programs choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. GET TICKETS

MAY 14-15 Conductor Matthew Kraemer and violinist Tessa Lark join ASO for a program featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony and music from Torke and Jeremy Crosmer. GET TICKETS

MAY 17 ASO musicians and 2021-2022 Artist of Distinction Tessa Lark perform music from Chevalier St. George, Mozart, and Mendelssohn in the intimate setting of the Clinton Presidential Center. GET TICKETS

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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We're back in the concert hall for all subscription concerts! All ASO musicians, guest artists and staff, venue staff, and patrons are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent (within 72 hours) negative test for all ASO indoor concerts.

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