Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Community Concert

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Free Community Concert

On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at North Little Rock’s Argenta Plaza (located at 510 N. Main St.), the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will perform a concert free to the public.

 

Artistic Director Geoffrey Robson will lead the ASO wind section in a series of superb musical pieces showcasing wind sounds, though they will also be counterbalanced with some brass and percussion orchestration. The program includes Christophe Theofanidis’s “Ancient Airs and Dances,” Mozart’s “Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 186” and Beethoven’s “Octet in E-Flat.” 

 

“I love kicking off the season with a free outdoor concert,” enthuses Robeson, “especially featuring the ASO’s wind section performing a piece of music written just for them!” 

 

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The Argenta Plaza, where the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will be performing Winds at the Plaza. (Photo courtesy of City of North Little Rock)

 

Theofanidis was named ASO Composer of the Year for the 2013-2014 season; the world premiere of his work, Ancient Airs and Dances was presented within ASO’s River Rhapsodies Chamber Series in 2017. 

 

“Outdoor performances were very popular in 2020-2021, so we wanted to continue these events and [then] return to indoor performances,” Christina Littlejohn, ASO CEO, said.  “A free concert for the community is our favorite way to start the season. Music sounds better when shared.”

 

Attendees are welcome to tote to the event chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Reservations are requested and can be made here. For more information about the ASO, call 501-666-1761 or visit its website

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