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About us
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BLOG

Christmas Cookie Fundraiser
November 17, 2020
DSO looking to hire Executive Director
October 28, 2020
DSO Returns Holliday Donation
My First Symphony Concert
October 27, 2020
Presidential Portraits
February 9, 2020
Pre- Concert Discussion on American Music
February 9, 2020
2020 Online Schedule
VIEW ALL POSTS
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS 2019-2020 SEASON
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION (YAC)
Young Artist Competition
Past Young Artist Competition Winners
2020 WINNERS (YAC) WHERE ARE THEY NOW (YAC)
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2019/ 2020 In Home Concert Series
Volunteer
Employ Musicians
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Jonesboro
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BUY CONCERT TICKETS

Reserved seating only available by phone 870-761-8254

General admission tickets also available at door on day of concert

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL CONCERTS FOR THE FALL OF 2020 WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON JONESBORO CABLE CHANNEL 24, FACEBOOK, AND YOUTUBE FREE OF CHARGE.​​​​

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • $10 Student (5 yrs - college)

  • $20 Seniors (55+)

  • $25 Adults

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RESERVED SEATING

  • $35 (1 seat for 1 concert)

  • Call 870-761-8254 to reserve (not available online)

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BUY SEASON TICKETS

  • $75 

  • Enjoy year-round elite membership of a Season Ticket holder. Enjoy savings and receive the following exclusive benefits:

    • Same seat for each Jonesboro concert series during Season 

    • Ticket discounts to qualifying fundraisers

    • Private receptions with Guest Artist(s), Conductor, Board of Directors, Symphony Guild & Orchestra Members

    • Request & experience an onstage orchestra rehearsal with guided backstage access

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Free Admission to

Military Personnel Receive 

In honor of those who have served or are active duty, present your Military I.D. at the door and enjoy your symphony orchestra for free.

Policies

 

Important Information 

This is the official websites for DSO concert ticket purchases.  All sales are final.  No refunds.  

Arkansas State University is not an authorized vendor for DSO ticket sales.

SEATING POLICIES

  • Accessible Seating  Our venues provide wheelchair accessible seating. Please call our office to request.

  • Late Seating  Please allow extra time to arrive to ready for your event.  Patrons arriving late will be seated by the venue Ushers but only during applause. 

  • Child Seating Policy  As this is a listening event, all patrons must have a ticket to enter the concert. It is recommended that children be at least five years of age. No lap seats allowed for young children, as each individual must purchase a ticket.

 

VISITOR POLICIES

  • Listening Event Our concerts are professionaly recorded and videotaped.  Minimal noise would be appreciated.  

  • Electronic Devices Cameras, video cameras, cellphones and all recording devices are strictly prohibited during the concert.  The DSO and Ushers reserve the right to remove these items from the concert experience. Cameras with a detachable lens may only be used pending approval from the artist and the venue, and subject to rules and restrictions.

  • Disturbances  DSO reserves the right to remove anyone from the venue who causes a disturbance or disrupts other customers’ experience(s). Customers who are removed from the theater will not receive a refund. All sales are final . 

  • Smoking  Concerts are smoke-free.

  • Weapons​  No weapons of any kind are permitted at a Delta Symphony Orchestra concert.​

My First Symphony Concert

​How long is the concert?

It varies, but most orchestra concerts are about 90 minutes to two hours long, with an intermission at the halfway point.​What do I wear? Dressing up is the norm for most performances. People enjoy making a special night of their symphony experience! You will not see tuxedos and ball gowns (unless it is the Gala), but business attire, dressy or slightly casual clothes is acceptable. You definitely will not see ripped jeans, sweats, shorts or flip-flops! Only the February Pops Concert embraces "dressing down and showing up". The event where casual fashion meets popular symphonic music, where jeans reign.​

How do I find my seat?

The Ushers are there to help you and will greet you when you enter the concert hall. She or he will assist you in finding your seat. If you have a reserved seat (only with the Season Package), your seat number will appear on your ticket.​

Can I bring my children?

As this is a listening event, we do not provide tickets to babies or toddlers. It is recommended that children be at least five years of age and all must have a ticket to enter the concert, Lap seats are not allowed.​

During the performance:

-A concert hall is specifically designed to enhance sound. Best bet: do not talk or whisper - it CAN be heard a row or two away. -Turn off anything that beeps including your digital watch beep, cell phone, pager, and text toy.

-No phones. If you are convinced you must have your cell phone “on” then by all means place it on silent, not manner mode (vibrate), and minimize your display's light.

-No camera flash allowed

-No videotaping allowed (copyright infringement)

Why do audiences not clap during the music ends, exactly?

-Applause - Classical Music is different -Most classical works are divided into parts called 'movements' with brief pause in between (to discover number of movements in the piece, turn to your program page in your Playbill).

-Applause should only occur when the work is finished. Clue: the conductor will drop their hands and turns around to face the audience.

What exactly is a symphony orchestra?

A symphony orchestra is a collection of up to about 100 musicians who play instruments of four basic types:

-Strings – violins (smallest, and highest in pitch), violas, cellos, and double basses (largest and lowest in pitch). These players sit in a semicircle directly in front of the conductor, and make up more than half the orchestra.

-Woodwinds – flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and related instruments. These players sit a few rows back from the conductor, in the center of the orchestra.

-Brass – trumpets, horns, trombones, tubas, and similar instruments. These instruments are the loudest, so you’ll see them in the rear of the orchestra.

-Percussion – drums, bells, and other fascinating paraphernalia that are struck, plucked, rubbed, etc. This includes the tympani, the harp, and, on occasion, the piano. Some works use lots of different percussion; others may have a single musician playing the tympani, or no percussion at all. The percussion section is also found at the rear of the orchestra.

Why are the musicians onstage playing before the concert begins?

Just like athletes warming up before a game, musicians need to warm up their muscles and focus their concentration. Some of them are working on the passages they need to polish up before the performance, with no regard for what anyone else is practicing.​

Why do the musicians wear formal black clothes?

This is a long tradition that started centuries ago. Sometimes musicians dress a little more casually, but they still try to look uniform, so that the audience can concentrate on the music. Soloists are the exception: they often dress differently, because they are the focus of attention.

Who is the Concertmaster, anyway?

This person is second in command in the orchestra, and the First Chair Violinist. At the beginning of the concert, the concertmaster will come onstage first. The audience claps as a welcome, and as a sign of appreciation to all the musicians.​

Why do the musicians wear formal black clothes?

This is a long tradition that started centuries ago. Sometimes musicians dress a little more casually, but they still try to look uniform, so that the audience can concentrate on the music. Soloists are the exception: they often dress differently, because they are the focus of attention.

Perfomance Venues

 

Riceland Hall, a 970-seat auditorium within the Fowler Center, is located on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. International and national acts appear on the stage of Riceland Hall, and many have hailed it the best performance hall in Arkansas. The hall is acoustically designed and shaped for music functions, spoken presentations and public forums. The side walls feature motorized acoustical drapes to change the quality of the hall to accommodate various kinds of performing groups. Even the air-conditioning system was designed to provide air movement without distracting noise.The 2,000 square foot oak hardwood stage will accommodate a large orchestra, an orchestra with choir, and a wide range of media presentations. Additional areas associated with the hall are humidity-controlled piano storage, riser storage, dressing areas, and a receiving area adjacent to the stage.

Riceland Hall is named in honor of Riceland Foods, Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative, which markets rice, soybeans and wheat grown by its 8,000 farmer-members and is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice. The Fowler Center is named after Wallace and Jama Fowler of Jonesboro, owners of a successful business enterprise, Fowler Foods.  The Fowlers made a gift of $5 million to Arkansas State University to complete construction of the building, one of the largest gifts in the history of the university. Mr. Fowler was named Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year in Arkansas. The couple’s other community interests include the Jonesboro Church Health Center, the Municipal Airport Commission, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro Industrial Development Commission, United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Arkansas, the Arkansas State University Museum, and the Arkansas Development Commission.

Directions to The Fowler Center

Brown Chapel at Lyon College

Batesville, Arkansas

Sponsored by the Batesville Symphony League

Lyon College, founded in 1872 as Arkansas College, is an undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1872, it is the most established independent college in Arkansas. Lyon provides a residential learning community distinguished by its student-driven honor system, innovative house system, and endowed Nichols International Studies program. These attributes and more are a testament as to why U.S. News & World Report lists Lyon in the top tier of the country's best liberal arts colleges.

The Fowler Center Parking

Fowler Center is located at 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401 on the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus near Aggie Road and the baseball field. 

 

From Little Rock US-167

US-167 N/US-67 N, follow signs forJacksonville/L.R.A.F.B

Continue onto Exit 102 (signs for Arkansas 226/Walnut Ridge/Jonesboro)

Continue on AR-226 E. Take AR-349 and W Johnson Ave 

Right onto University Loop

Left onto Alumni Boulevard

Right onto Olympic Dr in Jonesboro

ARRIVE: Destination is on left, 201 Olympic Drive 

 

From Little Rock I-40

Merge onto I-630 E

Take exit 139A-139B to merge onto I-30 E toward N Little Rock

Take Interstate 40 E exit

Merge onto I-40 E

Stay on I-40 E, follow signs for Interstate 40 E/Memphis

Take exit 216 for US-49/AR-17 toward Brinkley/Cotton Plant

Left onto AR-17 N/US 49 N/N Main St(signs for Cotton Plant/Fair Oaks)

Right onto US 49 N/US-64 E
Left onto US 49 N

Right to merge onto US 49 N/US-63 S

Take exit 42 for US-49 N/Stadium Blvd

Left onto US 49 N/Red Wolf Blvd (signs for Arkansas 1/Stadium Blvd.)
Continue on Aggie Rd. Drive to Olympic Dr

Left onto Aggie Rd

Right onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVE:  Destination is on left,  201 Olympic Drive

 

From St. Louis

I-55 S

Take exit 174B to merge onto US-67 S towardBonne Terre/Farmington

Take US-67 S ramp toCorning Ar

Continue onto US-67 S

Continue onto S Missouri Ave

Left onto US-62 E/W Elm St

Follow AR-135 S to US 49 S in Paragould

Slight right onto AR-135 S

Continue on AR-135 S 

Follow US 49 S to Alumni Blvd in Jonesboro

Right onto US 49 S

Left onto Red Wolf Blvd

Right onto Alumni Blvd

Left onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVAL:  Destination is on right, 201 Olympic Drive

 

From Memphis 

I-40W

At I-40 Exit 277 or 1-55 Exit 7, take I-55 north toward St. Louis

Take exit 23 toward US-63/Marked Tree/Jonesboro

Merge onto US-61 S/US-63 N

Continue onto I-555/US-61 S/US-63 N

Continue onto US-63 N

Take exit 42 for US-49 N/AR-1/Stadium Blvd (also name Red Wolf Blvd)

Right (north) onto US 49 N/Red Wolf Blvd

2.2. miles

Left onto Aggie Rd

Right onto Olympic Dr

ARRIVE: Destination is on left, 201 Olympic Drive