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Friday, March 16, 2012

Saturday To-Do: ASO's 'People's Choice'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Peoples Choice this weekend.
  • The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents "People's Choice" this weekend.

ASO: 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE'
8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $20-$65.

In a bit of direct musical democracy, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is turning over the setlist for its next performance, to you, the public. You can vote in nine categories for which pieces of music the symphony will play, either online leading up to the shows or on old-fashioned paper ballots on the day of. Once the votes are in, the winners will be announced and performed directly.

Right now, the leading contenders are: Best Classical Composer: Beethoven (Symphony No. 5, First Movement), Best Classic Film Score: "Lawrence of Arabia," Best Contemporary Film Score: "Titanic," Best Sci/Fi Soundtrack: "Star Wars," Best Animated Television Show: "Looney Tunes," Best Television show: "Mission Impossible," Best Kids' Pick: "Mary Poppins," Best Video Game Soundtrack: "The Legend of Zelda," and Best Broadway Score: "The Phantom of the Opera."

I'm not saying that any of these frontrunners necessarily have a lock on it, but some of them are pretty far ahead of the pack. So if you want to hear "West Side Story," the theme to "Bonanza" or Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," you'd best get to voting at ASO's website. The show will be performed again Sunday at 3 p.m.

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