The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is partnering with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to bring musical enrichment opportunities to the UA Little Rock community.
UA Little Rock will sponsor Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s “Music City Hit-Makers” concert, which will be held Feb. 10-11, 2018, at the Robinson Center. The event will feature singer/songwriters Chris DeStefano, Marcus Hummon, and Rivers Rutherford.
UA Little Rock students, faculty, and staff can attend the “Music City Hit-Makers” concert for free. They can attend all other Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concerts for the discounted rate of $10.
The “Music City Hit-Makers” concert brings together three of Nashville’s elite songwriters to perform alongside the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and to share the stories behind some of the biggest hits they’ve written for performers like Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebellum.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for ASO to connect with the vibrant community of Little Rock in an exciting way,” said Becky Flynn, director of development for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. “I am thrilled that the university has committed to helping ASO remain so accessible for its students, faculty and staff, and I look forward to seeing many of them at concerts this season.”
This latest partnership continues Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of promoting musical enrichment programs through partnerships with community and educational institutions.
“UA Little Rock and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra have a long history of collaborative efforts undertaken to enhance the artistic life of our university and our community,” said Dr. Jeremy Lane, chair of the UA Little Rock Department of Music. “The ASO is a wonderful symphony, and this agreement will help make that connection even stronger.”
Beginning Sept. 5, UA Little Rock employees and students could purchase tickets online or call the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra box office at 501.666.1761, ext. 100, using the code “Trojan.”
For the “Music City Hit-Makers” concert, employees and students can reserve a free ticket by calling the box office or by visiting the box office on the days of the concerts, Feb. 10-11. UA Little Rock employees and students can also purchase tickets for guests at a discounted price of $10 per ticket.
UA Little Rock Chancellor Andrew Rogerson said he is honored to partner with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
“UA Little Rock is committed to creating access and opportunity for our students, faculty, and staff to enjoy the universal beauty and the transformative power of music,” Rogerson said. “Our firm commitment to music as one of the seven great liberal arts is wonderfully demonstrated in our support for ASO, and in encouraging the UA Little Rock community to explore this regional treasure.”
“As we re-imagine what we offer as a relevant, 21st century, urban and metropolitan university, we reaffirm the value of the arts to educate, and to open hearts and minds,” Rogerson said.
About Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 51st season in 2017-2018, 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 60 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, and Intimate Neighborhood Concerts. It also performs numerous concerts around the state, 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. For more information about the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, call 501-666-1761 or visit www.arkansassymphony.org.