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JoAnn Falletta Conducts Scheherazade

SEP 28-29

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

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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.

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An Evening with Heather Headley

OCTOBER 5

Little Rock and your Arkansas Symphony have the honor of hosting one Broadway's brightest stars for an exclusive evening of music: Heather Headley on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at the Robinson Center!

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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."

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Ravel & Villa-Lobos

NOV 12

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

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Dr. Ruth Marie Allen Concert Series at UAMS

NOV 20

The Ruth Allen Concert Series at UAMS presents a free concert featuring ASO musicians performing music from Michael Fine and Mozart.

ASYO Fall Concert

NOV 22

Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, the elite ensemble in ASO's ASOYE program, performs selections from Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and Chabrier's Larghetto.

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Home for the Holidays

DEC 19

ASO's traditional holiday show is back for a one-night-only performance including music from Tchaikosky's Nutcracker Suite, Holst's In the Bleak Midwinter, music from Polar Express, and your holiday favorites like O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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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.

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ASYOE Mid-Winter Concert

JAN 19

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles (two strings groups, two full orchestras) perform at Wilbur D. Mills High School in Little Rock.

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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.

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Musical Images

JAN 28

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

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A Sondheim & Lloyd 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. 

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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.

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Brahms & Schumann

MAR 3

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

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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!

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ASYO Spring Residency with Jeremy Crosmer

APR 10

Cellist Jeremy Crosmer conducts a residency week with ASYO, followed by an appearance as guest soloist with the elite youth ensemble.

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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.

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ASOYE Spring Concert/ASYO Side-By-Side with the ASO

APR 26

Preparatory, Prelude, and Academy Orchestras perform, followed by the ASYO sitting Side by Side with the professional musicians of the ASO.

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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.

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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

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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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