ASO Artist of Distinction Elisso Bolkvadze Performs at the Clinton Presidential Center

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the first concert of the 2016-2017 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series with Artist of Distinction: Elisso Bolkvadze, Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center. Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction, Elisso Bolkvadze, recently named a UNESCO Artist for Peace, performs solo piano music from Prokofiev and Schubert and is joined by the ASO Rockefeller String Quartet for Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. A cash bar opens at 6 PM and at intermission, and patrons are invited to carry drinks into the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center. The Media Sponsor for the River Rhapsodes Chamber Series is KUAR/KLRE Public Radio.

Tickets are $23; active duty military and student tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at; at the Clinton Presidential Center beginning 60 minutes prior to the concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100.


Elisso Bolkvadze, piano

Richard Sheppard Arnold Artist of Distinction


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Rockefeller String Quartet

Trisha McGovern Freeney, violin

Katherine Williamson, violin

Katherine Reynolds, viola

Aaron Ludwig, cello


PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

SCHUBERT Nos. 2, 3, and 4 from Four Impromptus, D. 899 (Op. 90)

FRANCK Piano Quintet in F minor

About Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th season in 2016-2017, under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, to which the ASO returns 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.

For more information about the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra call 501-666-1761 or visit