Monday, November 12, 2012

ASO Chamber Music Series

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of the Parker Lexus River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series features two great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire. The concert will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center. 
The program features Trio Arkansas playing Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, which ASO Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson says shows Ravel’s mastery of piano and string instruments, with impressionistic stylings and influences from the Far East. Next ASO’s resident Quapaw Quartet will perform Beethoven’s great quartet Op. 130/133, which Robson says is one of Beethoven’s late great works. “It is large scale, in six movements. The original last movement (Grosse Fuge) was replaced by a shorter, simpler movement after initial publication, but the Quapaw Quartet will perform the original version intact!” 
General Admission tickets for River Rhapsodies concerts are $22, and Student tickets are available for $10. Tickets can be purchased online at, over the phone at (501) 666-1761 or at the door. 
Program Details 
Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. 
Clinton Presidential Center 


Quapaw Quartet

Eric Hayward, violin

Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin

Ryan Mooney, viola

David Gerstein, cello

Trio Arkansas

Louis Menendez, piano

Geoffrey Robson, violin

David Gerstein, cello


Ravel Piano Trio in A minor Menendez, Gerstein, Robson


Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Hayward, Hicks, Mooney, Gerstein
Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 47th season in 2012-2013 under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, and performs more than thirty concerts each year for more than 42,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series and River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 24,000 school children and over 200 schools.

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