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The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) is ultimately about two things: 1) presenting wonderful music interestingly, often partnering with other Arkansas arts groups, and 2) cultivating local young musical talent. Frankly, if we do either one right, we're halfway to accomplishing the other. All the recordings here support those goals.


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APYO Music Technology Class
Our APYO music technology students made incredible (and sometimes edible) instruments using Makey Makey kits. All under the supervision of our...
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APYO in Concert May 2022
APYO in Concert May 2022 Our youth enjoy free instruction, rehearsal and performance space, because many generous locals have donated funds an...
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Relevant Revolutionaries
3 CHALLENGING MASTERPIECES, BASED ON BASIC THEMES Maestro Steven Byess presents Relevant Revolutionaries, a trio of brilliant compositions fro...
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Art in Bloom: Instrument Petting Zoo + Concert
Listening is fun. Playing is even more fun! Spring Break 2022, we got to do both! We enjoyed a performance in the Crystal Bridges Great...
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Evening With the Maestro: Featuring Chef Case Dighero
AT LAST - ANOTHER EVENING WITH THE MAESTRO The APO's Evening with the Maestro finally returned in March 2022 We enjoyed a 5-course dinner...
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APYO 2021 Winter Concert
APYO (Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra) hosted a Winter Concert after our first semester back in person at the brand-new Thaden School Auditor...
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Beer and Carols
We hope you didn't miss the truly buzzworthy and aptly named Beer & Carols singalong. Not that we seek to turn Silent Night into a drinking son...
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Together (Again) for The Holidays
The APO joined with the University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale for a joyous holiday celebration at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. ...
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