by Robert Bell
ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: "ITALIAN VACATION"
8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $14-$48.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Philip Mann kick off the 2011-2012 season with a show that includes the majestic works of Mendelssohn, Rossini, Puccini and Respighi.
Featured performances will include: Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90"; Rossini's "Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers"; Puccini's "Chrysanthemums"; and Respighi's "Pines of Rome."
The ASO will also perform a matinee at Robinson at 3 p.m. Sunday, when all kids high school age and younger can attend for free.