The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents its traditional holiday concert Home for the Holidays, Thursday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center. ASO’s traditional holiday show is back for a one-night-only performance including music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter, music from the hit film Polar Express, and your favorites like “O Holy Night”, “Sleigh Ride”, and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas!” Vocalist Stephanie Smittle will be performing with the ASO for “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas,” “This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol),” “O Holy Night,” and “Mary Did You Know.”

According to the Press Release, tickets are $16, $36, $57, and $70; active duty military and student tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.ArkansasSymphony.org; at the Robinson Center street-level box office beginning 90 minutes prior to a concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 1.

Conductor Isreal Getzov - ASO

 

Program

HOLST In the Bleak Midwinter
TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a, “Waltz of the Flowers”
Arr. O’Loughlin Christmas Canticles
Arr. Holcombe It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas*
FRASER This Christmastide (Jessye’s Carol)*
SILVESTRI/Brubaker Polar Express Concert Suite
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
TORME/ Lowden A Christmas Song
ADAM/ Ryden O Holy Night*
LOWRY/SCHRADER Mary Did You Know?*
O’NEILL/Phillips Mad Russians’ Christmas
O’NEILL/Phillips Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

*denotes a song that Stephanie Smittle will be performing with the ASO

About Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 54th full season in 2019-2020. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, to which the orchestra returned in November of 2016 after a two-year renovation of the historic structure. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra 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 employs 12 full-time musicians, more than 70 part-time musicians and 14 administrative staff members with an annual operating budget of $3.5 million. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras.

For more information about the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra call 501-666-1761 or visit www.ArkansasSymphony.org