Arkansas Symphony Orchestra refurbishes church organ just in time for symphony

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Arkansas Symphony Orchestra music fills the halls again at Robinson Performance Hall, but this time with a new instrument.

The ASO was looking to rent an organ for the performance but needed help. That’s when they lucked into a Hot Springs Village church that was selling their old one.

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“It’s beautiful,” ASO Music Director Geoffrey Robson said. “It’s a unique piece of music. There are not very many works for full orchestra that also use organ, and the others that do it’s usually just very much the in the background.”

Astor Piazzolla is a nuevo tango style with jazz and classical styles. C.P.E Bach is an energetic and lyrical concerto that features ASO’s principal flutist, Carolyn Brown. Lastly, Camille Saint-Saëns is the organ symphony that will feature Colin McKnight.

Robson explains it is one of those concerts he has looked forward to for a long time. “It’s one of the most luscious, romantic full symphony orchestra sound washing over you,” Robson said.

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Tickets are on sale for the Jan. 27-28 shows at

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