Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts (INC) Series in Little Rock, AR. The ASO presents Mozart’s two-act opera, The Magic Flute, in partnership with Opera In The Rock at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple, January 22 & 23, 2015 at 7 pm; Night Serenades featuring the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and ASO Composer of the Year John Corigliano at St. James United Methodist Church, March 12, 2015 at 7 pm.; and Baroque by Candlelight, featuring music from Vivaldi and Bach along with Handel’s Water Music at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, May 14, 2015 at 7 pm.

General admission tickets are $25 and active duty military and student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.ArkansasSymphony.org; at the concert venues beginning 60 minutes prior to a concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100. Subscriptions to the three concert series are available at a discount. Contact the Box Office at 501-666-1761, ext. 100 for more information.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts
The ASO Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series is a wonderful opportunity for to enjoy fantastic music in gorgeous, acoustically unique venues around Little Rock. The three concerts offer a special, intimate performance where patrons can get up close and personal with musicians in chamber orchestra ensembles performing pieces in perfect settings. In addition to hearing these beautiful works, concertgoers are invited to mingle with the musicians after the concerts.

I.N.C. Series Opening: Mozart’s Magic Flute in partnership with Opera In The Rock
The ASO and Opera In The Rock present Mozart’s two-act opera, Die Zauberflöte, The Magic Flute, in the Albert Pike Memorial Temple on January 22 and 23. Mozart’s opera is filled with Masonic symbolism, leading to a very natural partnership with the Albert Pike Memorial Temple.

Series Performances:

Mozart’s Magic Flute: January 22 & 23, 2015 at 7 pm
Albert Pike Memorial Temple, Little Rock
with Opera In The Rock

MOZART – Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (text by Ruth and Thomas Martin)

Night Serenades: March 12, 2015 at 7 pm
St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock
with Lorraine Duso-Kitts, oboe

MOZART – Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K. 525)
CORIGLIANO – Aria for Oboe and Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Baroque by Candlelight: May 14, 2015 at 7 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
with Gabriel Vega, piccolo

HANDEL – Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon, HWV 67
BACH – Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
VIVALDI – Concerto for Piccolo in C Major, Op. 44, No. 11, RV 443
HANDEL – Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349

About Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 49th season in 2014-2015, under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. The resident orchestra of the Robinson Center Music Hall – under renovation until 2016 – the ASO performs more than sixty concerts each year for more than 165,000 people around the state of Arkansas. During the renovation the ASO will perform the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center and the Acxiom Pops Live! Series at the Connor Performing Arts Center of Pulaski Academy. In addition to the Masterworks, Pops, I.N.C., and Landers FIAT River Rhapsodies, the ASO serves Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing symphonic music education to over 26,000 school children in over 200 schools.

Opera In The Rock
Opera In The Rock is 501(c)3 professional opera company that was formed in the spring of 2012. Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of Arkansas through opera by utilizing local, state and regional talents. Our purpose is to produce main stage opera and a continuing opera review series, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for our community youth through the Jennifer Boccarossa Young Artist Program. Our goal is to provide local, state and regional talents an opportunity to further their artistic careers. Opera In The Rock is partially funded by the Arkansas Arts Council.