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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

OCT 20-21 Music from the epic Star Wars saga, composed by the legendary John Williams. Tickets go on sale September 4!

NOV 10 - 11 Guest Conductor Sarah Ionannides and the ASO present Tower's Made in 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." Concert Sponsored by Metal Recycling Corporation.

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 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.

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.

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.

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!

Mid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Eric Hayward

 

By: Rebecca Kirkpatrick
September 20, 2017

EricHayward.jpgMid-Week Musician in the Spotlight: Eric Hayward

It’s that time of week again-- time for our Mid-week Musician in the Spotlight. Each week we will highlight a musician with a few fun facts our patrons wouldn't have otherwise known. Since it was his birthday this week, we will highlight Associate Concertmaster, Eric Hayward. Happy Birthday, Eric! Let’s get to know this ASO violinist a little better:

 

When is your Birthday?
September 18, 1954

 

What is your hometown?
Corvallis, Oregon (Go Beavers!)

 

What instruments do you play?
Violin and Viola

 

What first sparked your interest in music?
My mother was a pianist and my grandfather was a fiddler. It was always fun watching them play together.

 

Do you have any hidden talents?
I like to play horseshoes. I built my own horseshoe court in my yard.

 

Do you have any pets?
I have a twelve-year-old Chow-mix dog. We love to go walking. We’ve hiked several hundred miles together over the last few years and know the trails in Burns Park very​ well.

 

How long have you played with the ASO?
I joined the ASO in the fall of 1978  I am a founding member of the Quapaw Quartet, which began in 1980.

 

You can hear Eric's talented playing next weekend (September 30th and October 1st) at our 2017-2018 Season's opening night concert, "Go Brahms." Tickets are still on sale-- don't miss out!

 

Check back next week for another posting!

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