About the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas


The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) is the new name for the North Arkansas Symphony (NASO), which was founded in 1954 and has provided over 60 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. Presenting classical and pops performances across Northwest Arkansas, with an annual combined audience of 20,000, SoNA is a resident company of Walton Arts Center.

Presenting partners and selected appearances include Art on the Creeks, the Bentonville Film Festival, Butterfield Trail Village, Cross Church, Community Creative Center, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville Roots Festival, John Brown University, the Jones Center, Mercy Health Foundation, Mildred Cooper Chapel, Springdale Public Library, TheatreSquared, Trike Theatre, the University of Arkansas, Walton Arts Center, the Walmart AMP, and the Walmart Museum.

In the fall of 2013, SoNA launched an interactive arts integration program, which has brought live music to over 3,000 students in Benton and Washington counties.

A non-profit company, SoNA receives philanthropic support from foundations, businesses and individuals, including a number of donors who have pledged generous multi-year support to establish an endowment for long-term sustainability. SoNA has an active Board of Directors and Advisors comprised of community leaders from throughout Northwest Arkansas.  



SoNA brings great music to life in Northwest Arkansas.


SoNA exists to lead our audiences in an exploration of universal truths and beauty, through musical performances of uncompromising quality.

Learn more about our Music Director, Paul Haas. »

See our Advisory Board and Board of Directors. »


Administrative Offices

217 E. Dickson Street, Suite 106                                                                                                   Fayetteville, AR  72701


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1243                                                                                                                               Fayetteville, AR  72702