Never miss a surprise or a concert!


Upcoming Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) concert performances, plus surprise* in-person and virtual events and mash-ups are listed here with regular updates. You can register for the APO e-newsletter, above, to be sure you don't miss any of these appearances, free or otherwise.
Better still, you can guarantee your seat at every concert when you become a Friend of the APO.

*Maybe you're wondering how it can be a ‘surprise' when we're openly advertising it here! Good point … we've always been better at hosting good times than keeping secrets. Still, you might be surprised how much fun your whole family has, experiencing the classics in new ways.

Game Changers: Vital New Music


Too often, African-American compositions and players are underrepresented in classical music. The APO’s first concert of 2023 breaks new musical boundaries with the world-premiere of Movements for Flute and Orchestra.



• Flutist Brian Dunbar and composer Carlos Simon

• A complement of Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra players join us for the opening piece



Thaden School’s Award-winning Great Hall, Bentonville 

$40 ($5 for students)


EVENING WITH THE MAESTRO: featuring chef adam thone


Here's your chance to meet the Maestro. This time, Maestro Steven Byess puts down the baton and picks up the sax! These musical feasts with our world-renowned Conductor sell out fast. Reserve your place-setting now.



At Thaden School’s Award-winning Great Hall, Bentonville 



APO Small Bites

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

April 4, 2023


Featuring Er-Gene Kahng, Violin

Coming Soon!

Musical Love Triangle

Brahms and the Schumanns

April 19, 2023
Coming Soon!



These musical feasts with our world-renowned Conductor Steven Byess sell out fast. Here's your chance to meet the Maestro. Watch this space for the impending announcement of the choice of Chef and featured entertainment. We promise it’ll be great. Reserve your place-setting now.



At Thaden School’s Award-winning Great Hall, Bentonville 


Coming Soon!

Beer and Hymns

Beer & Hymns began in 2016 as a small gathering on a brewery patio in Bentonville, Arkansas. As interest grew, so did our vision to expand its scope. By summer 2018, Beer & Hymns was a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit funneling money from monthly fundraising events to local charitable organizations. A year later, crowds topping 300 packed into venues, eager to experience the magic of coming together to make our community a more caring and hopeful place.

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University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale

The mission of the Inspirational Chorale is to keep the black sacred music tradition alive. The ensemble provides a forum where university students, regardless of ethnicity, can perform the various genres of the tradition. 

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Trike Theatre

Northwest Arkansas' professional theatre for youth that provides professional theatre productions, literacy integrated drama residencies and drama academy programs.The mission of Trike Theatre is to Cultivate Creativity, Build Character, and Strengthen Community through its vision of transforming the lives of young people through exceptional theatre experiences.
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Thaden School

We provide a balanced and challenging education that ignites in our students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship.
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