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Upcoming Concerts

OCT 20-21 Music from the epic Star Wars saga, composed by the legendary John Williams. BUY TICKETS

NOV 10 - 11 Guest Conductor Sarah Ionannides and the ASO present Tower's Made in America, Smetana's Vltava, and Elgar's Enigma Variations. BUY TICKETS

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

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! BUY TICKETS

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." Concert Sponsored by Metal Recycling Corporation. BUY TICKETS

JAN 29 Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 4, Chopin's Selections for Solo Piano, and Shostakovich's Piano Qiuntet in G minor, Op. 57, featuring Andrew von Oeyen. BUY TICKETS

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. BUY TICKETS

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

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

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! BUY TICKETS

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. Concert sponsored by UA Little Rock and the National Endowment for the Arts. BUY TICKETS

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

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

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

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! BUY TICKETS

Insights from the Maestro: Romeo & Juliet

 

By: Philip Mann
October 26, 2017

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Music is uniquely capable of presenting mood, character, and situation, and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is a masterpiece of this musical painting. We will hear a portrait of The Young Juliet, a dissonant presentation of Montagues and Capulets, the magical Balcony Scene, and of course, the tragic Death of Juliet.

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances are a moody and incredibly melodic demonstration of the composer's skills in orchestration and program (a compositional technique in which the music serves to tell a story). The melodic material is drawn from Rachmaninoff's obsession with the liturgical Dies irae (Day of Wrath). This dark exploration of death culminates with a furious conflict between the Dies irae theme and a traditional Russian religious chant, and the triumphant rendition of the Allilyua theme from an earlier Rachmaninoff choral work.

Adding a quirky and amusing overture from Kabalevsky, we have a program which connects themes of love, fate, death, humor, and optimism. The fantastic musicians of your ASO are the stars of this program, and I cannot wait to experience it with you.

– Maestro Philip Mann, ASO Music Director and Conductor

P.S.: Tickets are still available - click HERE! Remember, all ticket holders are invited to join the Maestro pre-concert for Concert Conversations! On November 4 & 5 we will be in the Upper Tier lobby beginning one hour before each performance. Please enjoy a musical conversation with Maestro Mann!

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