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NOV 4-5 Kabalevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. BUY TICKETS

NOV 7 Sarasate: Navarra "Spanish Dance" for Two Violins and PianoBrahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 "Meistersinger"Jefferson Friedman: String Quartet No. 13 in G minor BUY TICKETS

NOV 12 The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Geoffrey Robson, presents music from Berlioz, Haydn, Copland, and Higdon and features vocal ensembles from Parkview High School. BUY TICKETS

NOV 15 The Ruth Allen Concert Series at UAMS presents the Platypus Players in a program featuring music from Bruce Adolphe and Peter Schikele (of PDQ Bach fame). Narration by Stephanie Smittle and Dr. Richard P. Wheeler.

DEC 15-17 Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza! BUY TICKETS

JAN 27-28 Bizet's Selections from Carmen, de Falla's Noches en los jardines de España, featuring pianist Tatiana Roitmann Mann, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique." BUY TICKETS

JAN 30 Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major BUY TICKETS

FEB 10-11 Three of Nashville's elite songwriters perform and share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they've penned for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more! BUY TICKETS

FEB 24-25 Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets. BUY TICKETS

FEB 27 Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251 BUY TICKETS

MAR 10-11 Three versatile singers join the ASO to honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year. BUY TICKETS

MAR 27 Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time BUY TICKETS

APR 14-15 Adam Schoenberg's Finding Rothko, Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye: 5 pièces enfantines, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," with impressionist painter, Barry Thomas. BUY TICKETS

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

APR 17 Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-Moattr. Beethoven: Trio for Three FlutesSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2 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

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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