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…that Arkansas Gives is April 6?

Arkansas Gives is a statewide effort to encourage giving to local nonprofits. Your gift will go directly to the Conway Symphony Orchestra, PLUS help us get additional ‘bonus dollars’ from the program sponsors. You can make your regular gift to the Annual Fund, in one easy step!

On THURSDAY, APRIL 6, anytime between 8:00 a.m. and […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Did You Know, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ryan Key

The winner of the W. Francis McBeth Composition Competition in 2015, Ryan was commissioned to write a piece for the upcoming CSO concert, Unfinished Business, using Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony as his inspiration. In response, Ryan created Stall(ed), which will be premiered April 22 by the CSO.

Ryan Key (b. 1994) grew up enthralled by the scores […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Have You Met|0 Comments

Unfinished Business

On April 22, 7:30pm, we will end the season on a high note, with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, the amazingly talented Kelly Johnson performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, and the world premiere of a composition by Ryan Key, winner of the Conway Composer Guild’s McBeth Competition.

The concert will be at Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA Campus […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Coming Up Next|0 Comments

There may be another planet in our solar system?

We want YOU to tell us about it! The CSO is inviting area students to submit a visual representation (drawing, painting, computer graphic, clay, any medium) of the planet with a paragraph description of its characteristics (atmosphere, geography, any life, etc.). Give it a name, and at the end of The Planets concert, Izzy will […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

The Planets!

On Sat. March 11, Jupiter will rise on the stage of Reynolds, as the CSO performs Gustav Holst’s suite, The Planets. With music inspired by the gods of mythology, and narration provided by Dr. Scott Austin of the UCA Physics Dept., the concert will transport you through the universe!

Come early for a STEAM information fair […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Coming Up Next, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yu-hsuan Vivian Chang

Vivian is the Associate Principal Horn for the CSO, and also works as a music library assistant at the University of Central Arkansas library. She is also the 2016-17 UCA Concerto Competition winner, and will be featured on the March 11 concert! Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Vivian is an integral part of the horn section, […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Have You Met, Uncategorized|0 Comments

About CSO for Kids!

By |February 18th, 2017|Did You Know, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juan Garcia?

Juan Garcia is a senior Music Education major at the University of Central Arkansas. Though technically not a CSO musician, Juan is involved in all our performances as the coordinator of the ushers, through his position with the Kappa Iota chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Throughout his collegiate career, Juan has been a […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Have You Met|0 Comments

Nutcracker Sweets is on Dec. 4!

Enjoy storytellers, craft tables, cookies, hot chocolate and visiting ballerinas at Nutcracker Sweets! This children’s activity will be held before the Dec. 4, 3:00 performance of the Conway Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Double Feature. Tickets are $5 for children and free for an accompanying adult (ticket does not include the concert). Hosted by the CSO Guild, […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Did You Know|0 Comments

A Christmas Double Feature!

What’s better than a Christmas show with one fantastic performance of a holiday favorite? A Christmas show with TWO fantastic performances of TWO holiday favorites! This year, the orchestra will be joined once again by the Arkansas Festival Ballet for all the highlights of The Nutcracker, in what has quickly become a tradition for all […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Coming Up Next|0 Comments