Multiple roles for Arkansas Symphony Artistic Director Geoff Robson

Posted on: October 14, 2021

“He may often wear a tuxedo in public, but make no mistake: Geoff Robson works with his hands,” writes Jenny Boulden in Sunday’s (10/10) Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock). “Those hands are perhaps best known for conducting the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the organization he serves as artistic director. When he plays with the orchestra or its chamber groups, they are the hands of a master violinist…. Running through all of Robson’s handiwork is his trademark blend of leadership and collaboration, and what friends describe as an ever-present kindness and generosity…. Robson led the symphony and its chamber and youth ensembles through a year and a half of pandemic shutdowns, troubleshooting massive changes to their plans with ASO’s board and staff and reimagining how ASO could continue via virtual or outdoor venues…. ASO Chief Executive Officer Christina Littlejohn calls Robson ‘an amazing person I’m so lucky to work with,’ citing his extensive community involvement, musical versatility, talent and commitment to young people…. Robson is hopeful … audiences—who have stayed loyal and engaged even when ASO was operating remotely or in all-outdoor venues—will come flooding back to Robinson Center Performance Hall for the safe and familiar joy of being immersed in orchestral music.”