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ASO/ASYO Side-by-Side

APR 28

ASO Youth Ensembles perform a concert which finishes with the ASYO and the ASO playing together.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5

MAY 4 - 5

Mahler's Symphony No. 5, and the world premiere of Michael Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section.

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Short Works

MAY 7

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

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: In Concert

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!

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Beethoven's Triple Concerto

MAY 23

Beethoven's powerful Triple Concerto is presented in the beautiful and resonant acoustic space of Calvary Baptist Church.

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JoAnn Falletta & Time for Three

SEP 28-29

The 2019-2020 season opens in collaboration with ACANSA Arts Festival of the South, featuring American trio Time for Three with conductor JoAnn Falletta and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Beethoven & Milhaud

OCT 1

The 2019-2020 River Rhapsodies series opens with a concert featuring Milhaud's String Quartet No. 1 and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15.

Beethoven & Blue Jeans

NOV 9-10

Explore the rich musical heritage of Arkansas with a pairing of composers with local roots – William Grant Still and Florence Price – with Beethoven's groundbreaking Symphony No. 3, “Eroica."

Ravel & Villa-Lobos

NOV 12

Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Home Alone: Film with Orchestra

DEC 20-22

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture.

Copland's Rodeo

JAN 25-26

Ginastera, Bartók, and Copland examine the music of “home” with a program of dances honoring the folk music of their countries. Carolyn Kuan, conductor.

Musical Images

JAN 28

A program of works showing the power of music to capture a scene and tell a story.

A Sondheim & Webber Celebration

FEB 8-9

Join Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins on Broadway), and Hugh Panaro (Phantom/Sweeney Todd) for an evening that features the music of two giants from the Broadway world - Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

Sibelius & Debussy

FEB 29 - MAR 1

ASO Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson leads your ASO in a program which explores the relationship between imagery and sound, with guest pianist Andrius Žlabys.

Brahms & Schumann

MAR 3

Brahms's Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Schumann's Piano Quintet.

Tribute to the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

MAR 14-15

Get your dancing shoes on, head to the concert hall, and get ready to show your R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to the Queen of Soul!

Symphonie Fantastique

APR 18-19

Conductor Eric Jacobsen leads the ASO with music from Boulanger, guest soloist Simone Porter (violin), and Berlioz's powerful symphonic portrayal of an artist's unrequited love.

Unusual Orchestrations

APR 21

Spohr's Grand Nonet, Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1

Zuill Bailey Plays Dvořák

MAY 2-3

Your ASO closes the 2019-2020 season with one of the greatest cello concertos played by one of the greatest cello soloists of our time: Zuill Bailey.

Artist of Distinction: Zuill Bailey

MAY 5

2019-2020 Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction Zuill Bailey joins ASO musicians at the Clinton Presidential Center

Jurassic Park: Film with Orchestra

MAY 9-10

The action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival, with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

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