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A donation to ASO puts instruments in the hands of children, makes live symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans, and makes it possible for world-class musicians to call Arkansas home. 

Every dollar counts, and each donation helps ensure a sustainable, thriving future for ASO.

ASO plans to honor the financial commitment made to the musicians as the musicians have always been there for the ASO and the community and now we want to be there for them.

Upcoming Concerts

NOV 7 The Opus Ball is the most elegant fundraising gala in central Arkansas. Please join us for Rhapsody in Blue, an evening supporting music education programs - with a special performance from American Iol-winner Kris Allen! GET OPUS TICKETS

NOV 10 Live streamed from the beautiful visual and acoustic space of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, ASO musicians celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest composers in history. LIVE STREAM VIDEO

NOV 15 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Arkansas co-present an open air concert in downtown Little Rock, featuring world premiere choreography and music from Golijov, Barber, and Augusta Read Thomas.

JAN 16-17 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

JAN 30-31 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

FEB 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAR 20-21 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

APR 10-11 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

MAY 1-2 Please check back soon for details on the new, reimagined 20-21 Masterworks program!

Stella Stories: From the Beginning

By: Kendall Carwile
October 2, 2020 

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You see her name attached to our Masterworks series, but did you know that the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wouldn't exist without her? In 1923 Stella Boyle Smith's love of music inspired her to start a musical group in the living room of her residence in Little Rock. That group went on to become the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The philanthropic spirit and love of music that started this organization remains the status quo as we advocate for the power of music in Arkansas today. Between the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, which she also started, quartet school visits, 6 concert Masterworks series, Sturgis Music Academy, and countless other programs, the ASO works every day to continue the vision that Stella Boyle Smith had all those years ago. Her generous spirit still inspires people today, thank you, Stella Boyle Smith!  

 

 

 

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A donation to ASO puts instruments in the hands of children, makes live symphonic music accessible to all Arkansans, and makes it possible for world-class musicians to call Arkansas home. 

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