Symphony on the Green • Perspectives

Perspectives Chamber Music Series

Brand new in our 99th season, the Perspectives Chamber Music Series by the Fort Smith Symphony brings innovative chamber music to intimate audiences across the River Valley. Each concert has a unique ensemble, program, and venue, as well as an affordable ticket price of $10.

20th Century Winds

August 16, 2022
7PM @ Gallery on Garrison

An evening of contemporary wind quintet music by Louis W. Ballard, William Grant Still, and Maurice Ravel, performed by the FSS Wind Quintet

Jennifer Slater, flute
Theresa Delaplain, oboe
Andrew DeBoer, clarinet
Brent Fillmer, bassoon
Evan Mino, horn

Legendary Voices

October 17, 2022
7PM @ Propak Corp

An eye-opening concert of chamber music of and inspired by Indigenous cultures, featuring the work of Louis W. Ballard, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, Carlos Nakai, and Jack Kilpatrick.

Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Lori Fay, violin
Jesse Collet, viola
Rob Bradshaw, cello
Brad Clonch, flute
Andrew DeBoer, clarinet

Sonic Dreamscapes

February 25, 2023
7PM @ King Opera House

A special program of music by Emmy-nominated film composer Amos Cochran, performed by the FSS String Quartet.

Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Lori Fay, violin
Jesse Collett, viola
Rob Bradshaw, cello

The Louis Ballard Project

The Louis Ballard Project is an initiative by the Fort Smith Symphony to promote the work of Quapaw-Cherokee composer and educator Louis Ballard and other living Indigenous composers. We are bringing Ballard’s music to chamber music concerts, elementary classrooms, and the orchestra stage. Our project culminates in April, 2023, when we will record a selection of Ballard’s orchestral works for commercial distribution through Naxos Records.

Symphony on the Green

Our popular outdoor concert is back in 2023 at the Green on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Campus. Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets for a free community concert featuring Fort Smith favorites.