Arkansas Symphony Orchestra comes to town Dec. 4
Hempstead Hall hosting prestigious Christmas performance
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, with Geoffrey Robson leading as associate conductor, will be performing Home for the Holidays at Hempstead Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Hope campus on December 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the program series of the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council and Hempstead Hall.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra enriches, inspires, and connects Arkansas through the power of music. This is a unique opportunity to trim your yuletide with an extensive mix of holiday favorites and timeless carols that span the decades, Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, Joy, O Holy Night, White Christmas and more holiday favorites.
Southwest Arkansas Arts Council board president John Hollis said, “Anytime you get a chance to experience the caliber of music by the most highly trained and professional musicians in the State of Arkansas, you certainly ought to take advantage of it.” Hollis continued, “The Arts Council is elated to bring the Arkansas Symphony to our region of the state and the venue of Hempstead Hall makes the experience all the more moving, enjoyable and delightful. We can’t think of a way to better kick off the holiday season.”
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 53rd full season in 2018-2019, under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, to which the ASO returned in November of 2016 after a two-year renovation of the historic structure.
ASO performs more than sixty concerts each year for more than 165,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series, River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series, Intimate Neighborhood Concerts, and numerous concerts performed around the state of Arkansas, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 26,000 school children and over 200 schools. ASO is a member of the League of American Orchestras.
Tickets are available at Hempsteadhall.com – Adults $26, $41, Students $16. Group Discounts available.
The Arts Council wants to encourage everyone to come and be a part of what will be a very special evening of exquisite and timeless music performed in a beautiful setting and performed by some of the Arkansas’ most specialized and practiced artists.