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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Ella” and “Beethoven & Blue Jeans”

Geoff Robson the Associate Conductor for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra was on Good Afternoon Arkansas talking about some of the concerts they have coming up.

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to its concerts: “A Tribute to Ella” and “Beethoven & Blue Jeans”

“A Tribute to Ella” honors music legend Ella Fitzgerald in what would have been her 100th year. Concerts are March 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Robinson Center. Three singers will accompany the symphony in song tributes.

The program showcases some of Ella's hits from the American Songbook, including tunes like It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, How High The Moon, I Got Rhythm, Summertime, A-Tisket, A Tasket, Blue Skies, Someone To Watch Over Me and Bewitched.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is also gearing up for its annual “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” event. An annual favorite is back on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Robinson Center. Musicians will be performing Beethoven classics in casual wear – blue jeans. Guests are encouraged to come out an enjoy the symphony in casual garb for music and fun. ASO will host a street party outside the Robinson Center the hour and half before the concert begins for food and fun.

Tickets are available online at ArkansasSymphony.org or by calling 501-666- 1761, ext. 1.

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