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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to Perform at A-State


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, will present The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as the next performance in the 2015-16 Riceland Distinguished Performance Series on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.  The sponsor of the show is Posey Peddler Flowers and Emporium.

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is under the leadership of Philip Mann, music director.  Mann was praised by the BBC as an “expressively graceful yet passionate” artist on three continents.  Mann is in his fifth season with ASO, which has seen audience and artistic growth, new energy and financial health under his tenure.

Incorporated in 1966, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra now performs more than 60 concerts per season. Comprised of the state's most sought-after professional musicians, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is heard by more than 165,000 Arkansans each year, and it consistently plays to high critical praise.

The Arkansas Symphony will perform a concert titled, “Beethoven and Blue Jeans,” which consists of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 95,” McAllister’s “Black Dog,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a.”

“This will be a wonderful night of classical masterpieces performed by a first class orchestra,” says Bob Simpson, Fowler Center director.  For more details, one may visit www.yourfowlercenter.com.

All seating is reserved. Individual tickets for the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series are $30 and $20 for adults, and $23 and $15 for senior citizens and students, $24 and $16 for ASU faculty and staff, and $10 and $6 for ASU students with a current ID. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

For more information, contact the Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471. Tickets may be purchased at the Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the Central Box Office (http://www.astate.edu/tickets/) and from Fowler Center (www.yourfowlercenter.com).

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
in concert



Philip Mann
Philip Mann, Music Director