Welcome to the official Delta Symphony Orchestra website! We're excited to offer this site as a resource for the Northeast Arkansas area. You no longer have an excuse for missing a performance, as we now have our performance schedule online, complete with links to online ticketing. Learn about our Adopt a School program and how you can help, or Meet the Conductor and gain a greater understanding of this orchestra and its formation.
Regardless of your age or musical preference, the Delta Symphony Orchestra has something for you. We'll see you at the concert!
The Young Artist Competition and Concert
This year we had 38 applications and 30 young musicians were invited to audition on January 10, 2015. The level of the competition was very high this year and our two outstanding grand prizewinners performed with the orchestra on February 15th at the Fowler Center. Dan Cao from Illinois performed the Brahms Concerto No. 1 in d minor, mvt. 1 and Emma Hoeft from Kansas City performed the Elgar Cello Concerto , mvt. 4.
The second half of the concert the orchestra was joined by 200 school children performing in the DSO Children’s Choir. Among other pieces performed, the children premiered a multi-movement piece by Dr. Don Bowyer called Silly Rhymes. Our attendance for this concert was over 900.
Schools participating were:
Fox Meadow Intermediate - Audra House, Teacher
International Studies - Kari Rickman, Teacher
Jonesboro Math & Science - Jackie Boyd, Teacher
Nettleton Middle School Honor Choir - Beverly Pierce, Director
Oak Grove Middle School - Venus Hamilton, Teacher
University Heights Intermediate - Audra House, Teacher
Valley View Intermediate - Kathy Williford, Teacher
Visual and Performing Arts School - Mary Jackson, Teacher
Westside Middle School - Michael Bridges, Teacher
The Delta Symphony Orchestra is a 501c charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Please help us keep the magic of live symphony orchestra music in NE Arkansas by making a donation today. Please use the PalPal button below to make safe and secure online donation.
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