Sunday, November 7, 2021

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, November 13, 2021: Opus Ball XXXVII seeks to honor Little Rock-born composer, Florence Price

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

November 13, 2021

Honoring the Life and Music of 
Florence Price

Opus Ball XXXVII seeks to honor Little Rock born composer, Florence Price. Price was the first African American female composer to have her works performed by a major national symphony orchestra. Her works, however, were sadly overlooked until a recent discovery of almost 300 pieces sparked renewed interest in her stunning artistry.

ASO is thrilled to honor this homegrown hero while we raise funds for  music education programs that will serve children from all over the state, including the very neighborhoods where Florence Price once lived. In the past 54 years, over 100,000 Arkansas children have learned discipline, teamwork, and self-confidence through ASO and have become engineers, doctors, programmers, educators, and even an American Idol winner. This would not be possible without the incredible support of our donors. 

Your attendance and support at Opus XXXVII helps expand these programs to more students, grades, and schools in Arkansas. 

By popular demand, Opus will once again be held at the exquisite Capital Hotel, with event design and floral managed by the brilliant Tanarah Luxe Floral.

Join us to enjoy the incredible Capital Hotel service and food.  Bid on one-of-a-kind items in our silent and live auctions and then dance the night away to music provided by ASO musicians.

Extend your fun by staying overnight at the Hotel. Join us the following morning for brunch and live music. This special treat, the Opus Overnight package, can be reserved with your Opus tickets. 

For more information, please contact Lindsey Cosio at  501.666.1761 — ext. 114 or or visit

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