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Airs & Dances Theofanidis - Airs and Dances Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 Buy Tickets Online

Capital Hotel Informance The Capital Hotel and the ASO present a FREE informance (a short, educational performance) Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the beautiful Capital Hotel.

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Opening Night: Go Brahms Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor and Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, featuring Artist of Distinction Jennifer Frautschi, violin.

Artist of Distinction: Jennifer Frautschi Schoenberg: Winter MusicTchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

French Connection Milhaud's Le Boeuf sur le toit, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, featuring Ji, piano, Weill's "Berliner Sinfonie," and Debussey's Petite suite.

Romeo and Juliet Kabelevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon, Op. 24, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.

Spanish Dance Sarasate: Navarra "Spanish Dance" for Two ViolinsSaint-Saens Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 75Jefferson Friedman: String Quartet No. 2

Home for the Holidays Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza!

Tchaikovsky's Passion 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."

Dvorak the Romantic Arensky: Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two CellosDvorak: String Quartet No. 13 in G Major

Music City Hit-Makers Music City Hit-Makers is “classin’ up country” with a one-of-a-kind musical event featuring Nashville’s hottest songwriters and your Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

The Planets Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, and Holst's The Planets.

Parlor Music: Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff: String quartet No. 1Cras - QuintetteMozart: Divertimento No. 11, K. 251

A Tribute to Ella We honor "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year.

Sound Textures Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1Ewazen: Down a River of Time

Beethoven & Blue Jeans 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.

Beethoven Festival Schoenberg, Adam: Slo-MoSerocki: Suite for Four TrombonesBeethoven: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2

Raiders of the Lost Ark Hold onto your hats, and watch the classic action adventure film while the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the score live!

SHARP #1: Ottorino Respighi: Composer & Musicologist Extraordinaire

justin craigBy: Justin Craig
March 2, 2015


On March 10th at 7:00 pm, the ASO will be presenting Something “Old” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock. This concert will feature the music of Bach, Respighi, and Vivaldi.


I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable classical music fan. I’m generally familiar with the works of Bach. I own a recording of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” But, Respighi? I’d never heard of him until I read the program for the event.


Well, it turns out that Ottorino Respighi was a man of many talents. Indeed, Respighi was renowned as both a composer and a musicologist. As a composer, his pieces were acclaimed for incorporating Russian orchestral color into Italian music. As a musicologist, his area of focus was Italian music from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. These two passions united in his later works, which often drew heavily from music of that period. In fact, “Ancient Airs and Dances,” which will be performed at the event, was based on Renaissance-era lute compositions.


If you find all of this as intriguing as I do, I invite you to attend SHARP’s pre-show event at Flyway Brewery in North Little Rock! Starting at 5:30 pm, Flyway Brewery will be offering SHARP members a dollar off of all pints. This will be a great opportunity to mingle with other like-minded classical music aficionados.


Then, join us as we head over to St. Luke’s to hear some exceptional music!


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