Fort Smith Symphony


Concert 6: Peak Of Perfection

Primal Silhouettes by American composer Brice Johnson opens this epic program and contrasts the modern voice with symphonic warhorses from the nineteenth century.

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto featuring pianist Yun-Chin Zhou is considered by many to be the perfect Romantic era concerto. Brahms’ First Symphony is thought of as the first perfect Romantic era symphony.

Hear the contrasting styles of three brilliant composers at the peak of perfection on the same program.



Brice Johnson, composer


Yun-Chin Zhou, piano


Brice Johnson

Primal Silhouettes,
World Premiere


Piano Concerto No 1, op. 23
in Bb minor

Yun-Chin Zhou, Piano



Symphony No. 1, op. 68
in C minor


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Fort Smith Symphony


Concert 5: The Gospel According To Swing

Absolutely without a doubt, one of our coolest, highest energy concerts ever…guaranteed.

Jazz great Byron Stripling returns to Fort Smith for another spectacular concert of exuberant music. The contrasting styles of Gospel and Swing meet the Symphony in this fantastic concert also featuring R&B organist Bobby Floyd. Don’t miss this sell-out event.


Byron Stripling, trumpet



Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” 
(Mvt. IV)

Down By The Riverside, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, How Great Thou Art, Oh What A Beautiful City, You’ve Been So Good, Get Right Church, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Come Sunday, Mahalia Jackson Tribute, He’s Got The Whole World, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Amazing Grace, When The Saints Go Marchin’ In.

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Friends of the NRA 2016

Old Fort Friends of NRA Fundraising Banquet