Now in its seventh year, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Corrado Rovaris has been recognized as an important new voice in the classical music world by American Public Media’s Performance Today, the nation’s most popular classical music radio program. This orchestra composed of musicians from distinguished symphonies and music programs around the world will gather for the annual festival celebrating the convergence of arts, music and sustainability.

AFO musicians will also perform pop-up mini concerts, participate in the popular Trail Mix Concert Tour and perform in traditional chamber music concerts throughout the region.

Festival Orchestra Dates:

May 9-21


Concert Dates: May 12, 17, 20, 2017
More details to come

Compensation: Each musician will receive a stipend for participating in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Compensation will be computed for each individual residency based instrumentation needs only. Section Principals and Concertmaster will receive additional bonus compensation

Additionally each participant will receive a meal stipend (Prepaid credit card to be provided)

Venue: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Travel: Travel to and from Northwest Arkansas is the responsibility of each participating musician.

Additional cartage is available for bass, cello, tuba, and harp, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging and meals: Lodging to be provided by the Festival.

Orchestra Concert Dress: Black suits with black shirts for men, no tie required. Black dresses or Black slacks with black blouses with long sleeves for women. No short skirts, no sleeveless dresses.

Musicians selected to play in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra may also participate in the Artosphere Chamber Music series, as well as outreach programs.

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 Artosphere Festival Orchestra or have any questions please contact us at orchestrainfo@artospherefestivalorchestra.org.

The 2012 Artosphere Festival Orchestra