ASO Concertmaster Andrew Irvin has been named to Musical America's Top 30 Professionals of the Year!

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Opus Ball XXXVII

Education Challenge

The ASO is also the only orchestra in Arkansas with full-time musicians-educators who travel extensively across the state to provide interactive music education programs in schools. ASO's Bucket Band uses 5-gallon buckets and inexpensive drumsticks, allowing students from all demographics to experience rhythm and music while building life skills for the future. These programs have also shifted to a virtual platform to allow children to receive these quality music programs without disruption despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funds raised through the Opus Ball Education Challenge are crucial for the ongoing growth and success of ASO's education programs. Never has that been so crucial as this year. Not only are all of ASO's education offerings still operating full force, but they have all been reimagined this year so we can continue to serve Arkansas children during this pandemic. Your pledge to the Opus Education Challenge will ensure these programs can continue to serve children this year and beyond. 

ASO is thrilled to announce that Sissy’s Log Cabin is donating three pieces of Lagos jewelry, each valued at $1000, to be given away on November 13th to 3 donors to the Simmons Bank Education Challenge.

Give today to support music education and receive your chance to win.


Honoring the Life and Music of Florence Price

Florence Price

November 13, 2021


Opus Ball XXXVII seeks to honor Little Rock-born composer, Florence Price. Price was the first African American female composer to have her works performed by a major national symphony orchestra. Her works, however, were sadly overlooked until a recent discovery of almost 300 pieces sparked renewed interest in her stunning artistry.

As the work of Florence Price is beginning to receive international recognition, ASO is thrilled to honor this homegrown hero while we raise funds for music education programs that will serve children from all over the state, including the very neighborhoods where Florence Price once lived. In the past 54 years, over 100,000 Arkansas children have learned discipline, teamwork, and self-confidence through ASO and have become engineers, doctors, programmers, educators, and even an American Idol winner. This would not be possible without the incredible support of our donors.

Your attendance and support at Opus XXXVII helps expand these programs to more students, grades, and schools in Arkansas.

By popular demand, Opus will once again be held at the exquisite Capital Hotel, with event design and floral managed by the brilliant Tanarah Luxe Floral.

Join us to enjoy the incredible Capital Hotel service and food. Bid on one-of-a-kind items in our silent and live auctions and then dance the night away to music provided by ASO musicians.

Extend your fun by staying overnight at the Hotel. Join us the following morning for brunch and live music. This special treat, the Opus Overnight package, can be reserved with your Opus tickets.

Opus Ball XXXVII Chairs, Maureen and Rick AdkinsMaureen and Rick Adkins, Opus Ball XXXVII Chairs

For more information, please contact

Lindsey Cosio at 501.666.1761 — ext. 114 or 


Education Challenge Sponsor

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Sissy's Log Cabin: Exclusivve Jewelry Sponsor

Opus Ball XXXVII



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