Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will undergo a renovation and be closed between June of 2014 until September of 2016.
The symphony is planning to use the Wally Allen Ballroom at the State House Convention Center as a substitute during the renovation.
Christina Littlejohn, the Executive Director of the Orchestra is inviting the public to an open rehearsal on Friday night, March 29, 7.15 p.m. at the Wally Allen Ballroom in the State House Convention Center.
Tickets for a reception and book reading by two well-known authors will be on sale starting Wednesday.
Academy Award-winning authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, known for their adaptation of Brokeback Mountain, will be in Little Rock from May 2-3.
“It’s always terrific when we can bring amazing authors to Little Rock. So, hopefully the audience will enjoy the authors as much as we enjoyed bringing them to Little Rock,” said Brad Mooy, with the Arkansas Literary Festival.
Ground was broken today across from the River Market in Little Rock for a new project called Arcade.
The three story, $18 million building is being constructed by Moses Tucker Real Estate in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System. Jimmy Moses, the developer, hopes the building will be completed by November of next year.
As a newly hired design team undertakes efforts to plan a renovation of Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, future stages of the project are still in the works. The Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission voted Tuesday to appoint the local architecture firm Polk Stanley Wilcox to partner with Ennead Architects of New York in renovating the 73-year old concert space.