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"As Music Director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, I will create an environment that empowers musicians to play their best and inspires them to continually elevate that threshold. My role will be that of a connector, bringing the community closer together and making it more inclusive. We will all share, create, and revel in the power of music." 

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
March 9, 2024                          7:30 PM
March 10, 2024                        3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
She's Got Soul - Featuring Vocalist Capathia Jenkins
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
February 24, 2024                    7:30 PM
February 25, 2024                   3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
Christoper Theofanidis - The Wind and Petit Jean
Jonathan Bailey Holland - Halcyon Sun
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61, Kerson Leong, Violin
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
February 10, 2024                    7:30 PM
February 11, 2024                    3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bond and Beyond - Music from James Bond
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
January 27, 2024                      7:30 PM
January 28, 2024                     3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
Piazzolla - Tangazo
C.P.E. Bach - Concerto for Flute in D minor, Carolyn Brown, Flute
Saint-Saëns - Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ”
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
December 15, 2023                  7:30 PM
December 16, 2023                  7:30 PM
December 17, 2023                  3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Home for the Holidays
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
November 13, 2023                 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson Street, Orlando, Florida
Focus Series Concert with vocalist Magos Herrera
Piazzolla -  Tangazo (Variations on Buenos Aires)
Gabriela Lena Frank - Leyendas (excerpts)
Magos Herrera - Selections
Debut Performance as Music Director
of the
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
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
October 21, 2023                      7:30 PM
October 22, 2023                     3:00 PM
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
Star Wars: A New Hope - Live in Concert

REMAKING THE MAESTRO: AS CLASSICAL MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS LOOK TO FILL PODIUMS, THEY'RE REVISING THEIR PRIORITIES

STRINGS MAGAZINE

September 8, 2023

OPERA 

IN

THE

ROCK 

BILLY BLYTHE,

THE

OPERA

 

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.

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STUDIO

BALLET ARKANSAS 

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.

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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.

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Geoffrey Robson

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

by the

Chamber Orchestra

of New York

and currently serves as

Artistic Director and

Principal Conductor 

of the

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

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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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Robson

'HOMETOWN HERO' ROBSON IS NEW ASO MUSIC DIRECTOR
 

ROBSON NAMED ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR
 

FM 89 KUAR

Public Radio from UA Little Rock

June 7, 2023

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE

June 8, 2023

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
 

ANNOUNCEMENT: ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 

THV 11 Little Rock

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

FEATURE: GEOFFREY ROBSON IS APPOINTED AS MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 

GEOFFREY ROBSON NAMED NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR OF ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 

BROADWAY WORLD

June 9, 2023

LITTLE ROCK SOIRÉE

June 8, 2023

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As Artistic Director and

Principal Conductor of the

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra,

Robson conducts over

30 performances each season including

Masterworks, Pops,

Children's Concerts,

and educational programs.

 

 

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Geoffrey

Robson

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