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Saturday, September 7, 2024, @ 7PM

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The Fort Smith Symphony performs the most famous and recognizable piano concerto ever written: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, featuring the brilliant soloist Chaeyoung Park. After a brief intermission, the orchestra will bring Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major to the stage, known as the “Eroica” or “Heroic” Symphony. This is truly an amazing work that lives up to its long-standing reputation as the as THE symphony of all time.  Don’t miss the chance to hear this music live.

After Party @ The Bakery District – 8:30 PM

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NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES

Saturday, October 12, 2024, @ 7PM

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Experience the Blues in a symphonic format with award-winning jazz and blues vocalist, Shayna Steele. The concert includes Blues and jazz standards, such as “St. James Infirmary”,  “Bugle Call Blues”, “Backwater Blues” and many others. A great evening of Americana, don’t miss out!

After Party @ The Bakery District – 8:30 PM

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HOLIDAY CHEER

Saturday, December 7, 2024, @ 7PM

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The most popular concert in Fort Smith will be filled with classic and popular holiday favorites from The Nutcracker to “Sleigh Ride” to popular holiday favorites.  This program features regional vocal and instrumental soloists. Fort Smith’s favorite holiday event of the year will not disappoint! 

After Party @ The Bakery District – 8:30 PM

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ROMANTIC JOURNEYS

Saturday, March 1, 2025, @ 7PM

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This highly anticipated concert includes a rarely heard live performance of Max Richter‘s haunting “November” for solo violin and orchestra performed by Fort Smith Symphony Concertmaster, Er-Gene Kahng. Following “November” is the beautiful Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by Fort Smith Symphony Principal Tubist, Ryan Robinson, showing off the beautiful lyric qualities of the tuba.  After intermission, the mighty Symphony No. 2 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius will be performed. This amazing work has long been recognized as one of the great symphonies of the Romantic era. It includes one of the most epic finales of any symphony ever composed. Hearing this program live is an event not to be missed.

After Party @ The Bakery District – 8:30 PM

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SYMPHONY ON THE GREEN

Saturday, April 5, 2025, @ 5PM

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The Fort Smith Symphony presents a free outdoor concert in front of the UAFS clocktower, featuring a combination of film and classical standards, with special guests. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics for a beautiful evening of music on the UAFS Campus.

No After Party following this concert.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE  in Concert

Saturday, April 26, 2025, @ 7PM

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Presented by CineConcerts, the complete screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in what is possibly the Fort Smith Symphony’s largest production to date!  The film is projected on a huge screen over the orchestra, showing the complete feature-length film in all its glory. The music has been digitally removed from the film and John Williams’ fantastic score is performed live by the Fort Smith Symphony!  This production continues to receive worldwide acclaim and is the ultimate family concert. 

After Party @ The Bakery District

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