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Sounds of the Dinosaurs

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Jurassic Park


LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present Jurassic Park, the third concert of the 2022–23 First Orion Pops season, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at the Robinson Center.

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistori­c predators in the ultimate battle for survival.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbrea­king special effects, audiences can experience Jurassic Park projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams' acclaimed score live to film.

“Live-to-film performanc­es are now a mainstay for symphony orchestras because it is so dramatical­ly effective to watch a movie on a large screen accompanie­d by an even larger orchestra!” said ASO Artistic Director Geoffrey Robson.

“Our long-awaited presentati­on of the original Jurassic Park is going to knock the audience's socks off with the power of John Williams' iconic score in its full live glory.”

The Jurassic Park performanc­e is sponsored by Simmons Bank. The Pops series is sponsored by First Orion.

Tickets are $19, $30, $41, $64 or $77. Active-duty military and college student tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased online at www. Arkansassy­; at the Robinson Center street-level box office beginning 90 minutes prior to a concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 1.

All Arkansas students are admitted free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket using the Entergy Kids' Ticket, downloadab­le at https:// www.arkansassy­ freekids or by calling the box office.

Artists: Geoffrey Robson, conductor; Program :John Williams: Jurassic Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

About Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 57th full season in 2022–23.

ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall and performs more than 60 concerts each year for more than 165,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterwork­s Series, First Orion Pops Series, River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series and numerous concerts performed around the state of Arkansas, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 26,000 school children and over 200 schools.

ASO employs 12 full-time musicians, more than 70 parttime musicians and 15 administra­tive staff members with an annual operating budget of $3.5-million.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras and a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support, an unpreceden­ted national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras.

 ?? Special to The Saline Courier ?? The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present “Jurassic Park” on March 11 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.
Special to The Saline Courier The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present “Jurassic Park” on March 11 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.

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