On this At the Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson covers the backstory and notes of musical interest of the Overture from Rossini's opera La Gaza Ladra; Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64; Black Bend by ASO Composer in Residence Dan Visconti; and, Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.
You can listen to At the Symphony, Thursday, January 28 at 11 a.m. and Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m. on KLRE Classical 90.5. At the Symphony airs the Thursday and Friday before each concert in the ASO Masterworks series.
The ASO will perform all of these pieces at its 4th Masterworks Concert of the 2015-2016 season, Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31.
You can find more information about the concert and program notes about the music on the ASO's website.