Debut Performance as Music Director
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
September 30, 2023 7:30 PM
October 1, 2023 3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
geoffreyrobson.com Winner of the 2017 Respighi Prize in Conducting, Geoffrey Robson serves as Music Director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Courtesy Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Florence Price - Violin Concerto No. 2, Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Respighi - Pines of Rome
Founded in Little Rock in 2012, Robson has served on the artistic staff of numerous productions with the company. In May 2019, he served as director, chorus master, and conductor of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
In May 2020, he will serve as music director and conductor for the production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.
In 2016, Robson served as music director, arranger, and lead violinist for Bonnie Montgomery's Opera, Billy Blythe, the story of young Bill Clinton. He performed on the Little Rock premiere of the work in 2016.
Robson has become increasingly recognized for his creative and high-caliber performances in the recording studio. His ability to quickly create arrangements and play lead parts in varying styles has landed him work in studios in Little Rock and Austin.
This excellent, growing, regional company is one of Robson’s favorite collaborators. In recent years, he has conducted full-length ballets, directed educational stage works, commissioned new choreography, and performed chamber ballet adaptations.
HENDRIX COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Robson was appointed to the faculty of Hendrix College in 2018. As lead violinist, he directs the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, a modern string ensemble which plays without a conductor.
Hendrix College is one of the top-rated, private, liberal arts colleges in the United States.
has emerged as a
force of artistic leadership
throughout the U.S.
and the state of Arkansas.
In 2017, he was awarded the Respighi Prize in Conducting
of New York
and currently serves as
Artistic Director and
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
His dynamic leadership of the ASO during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in state-wide and national visibility for the organization. By overseeing an accelerated shift to virtual offerings of performances and educational content, Maestro Robson ensured the continued success of the ASO and full employment of all musicians and staff.
The orchestra’s Bedtime with Bach series received nationwide acclaim and was featured by the Washington Post and the Kelly Clarkson Show.
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