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CONCERTS AND SURPRISES



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.
 

‘FEISTY FEMMES’ CONCERT,

SEPTEMBER 1

Delores Bartizal Memorial Concert

 

Honoring the memory of the fiercely supportive Delores Bartizal, the APO proudly presents an evening themed around Feisty Femmes (with the support of a few good men). It starts with the orchestral world premiere of composer Barbara York’s, The Sunken Garden, thematically followed by Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Featuring lead violinist Er-Gene Kahn and contrabassoonist Richard Bobo.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Thaden Performing Arts Center

Tickets

‘INNOVATIONS’, A CELEBRATION OF BREAKTHROUGHS, OCTOBER 13

Presenting a new work by NWA’s Guest Artist in Residence.

 

Join the APO for an evening of firsts. In these troubled times, the evening opens with John Williams’ Prayer for Peace, followed by American Solstice composed by NWA’s current Guest Artist in Residence, Barbara Harbach. We complete the evening with French innovator Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring APO’s brilliant cellist Anita Graef.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Thaden Performing Arts Center

Tickets

EVENING WITH THE MAESTRO,

OCtober 14

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:30 PM

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

$150

Tickets

APO In Concert, NOvember 3

Details Coming Soon!

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CHRISTMAS BEER & CAROLS

 

Details Coming Soon!

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Game Changers

February 11, 2023

 

Featuring Brian Dunbar, Flute

Coming Soon!

EVENING WITH THE MAESTRO,

MARCH 3, 2023

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 6:30 PM

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

$150

Coming Soon!

APO Small Bites

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

March 2023

 

Featuring Er-Gene Kahng, Violin

Coming Soon!

Musical Love Triangle

Brahms and the Schumanns

April 20, 2023
Coming Soon!

EVENING WITH THE MAESTRO,

JUNE 8, 2023

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 6:30 PM

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

$150

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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