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Arlen Hlusko

$25 ($20/member, $18/student)

Hailed for her “sublime cello prowess” (Take Effect), “absorbing originality” (Gramophone), and “mesmerizing beauty” (NY Music Daily), internationally acclaimed Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko presents an evening of miniatures, both new and familiar. Inspired by the recent pandemic lockdown, Hlusko leads us through a program of solo cello works, most of which were written in isolation and are centered around the themes of loss, hope, and community. See you there!

Tickets are $25 ($20/members, $18 students), reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335 today.

Student tickets available to all guests under 17 or those with a valid student ID, presented upon entry.

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time. Performance lasts approx. 90 minutes including an intermission.


Arlen Hlusko is a dynamic, versatile young artist who has performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician across North America, Asia, and Europe. Newly appointed cellist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Arlen is also a laureate of numerous competitions, Grammy-award winner for her collaboration with The Crossing, and recent alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. In addition to the All-Stars, Arlen regularly performs with several ensembles based on the East Coast, including Dolce Suono Ensemble and Frisson, and was recently featured on CBC’s “30 under 30”. She has been a featured performer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, among others. Arlen has also been invited to perform at several preeminent summer festivals, including Spoleto USA Bank of America Chamber Music, Music from Angel Fire, Tippet Rise, and Bay Chamber Concerts.

As a teacher, she has served on the faculty of Curtis Summerfest, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra Teaching Artists, and given masterclasses in USA, Canada, France, and Germany. Committed to using her music to connect with and serve her community, Arlen founded her own interactive chamber music concert series, Philadelphia Performances for Autism, and is involved with several communities in Philadelphia and New York City, including Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.


Safety is our top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72 hours (3 days) will be required for all attendees. Proof must be shown upon entry alongside a valid photo ID. At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted. Additionally, we require all visitors and staff to wear a face covering during their visit. Guests may remove their face covering to eat or drink. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

  • All attendees must have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event and provide printed proof of a negative result prior to entering the venue OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card or a printed/digital copy of the vaccination card. At-home COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.
  • A list of nearby COVID-19 testing locations can be found online here.


J.S. Bach: Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (1717-23)
Matthias McIntire: Footsteps, for cello and fixed media (2020)
India Gailey: Mountainweeps (2020)
John Conahan: Philly’hood Flashes (2020)
Ryan Wilmot: Fears I May Cease to Be (2020)
Gabriel Kahane: Hollywood & Vine (2021)
Daniel Bernard Roumain: Why Did They Kill Sandra Bland? (2020)
Domenico Gabrielli: 1st Ricercar (1689)
Joseph Dall’Abaco: Caprice 1 & 3 (1700s)
George Harrison arr. Nigel Armstrong & Arlen Hlusko: Here Comes the Sun (1969/2000s)
M. Praetorius arr Mark Summer: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (1995)
Dan Langa: Lines, Not Straight, Not Touching (2020)
David Jaeger: The Blue Trees Rise Again (2020)
Nicholas Yandell: Restless/Release (music from isolation) (2020)
Nathalie Joachim: Dam Mwen Yo (2016)
Michael Gordon: Light is Calling (2001)
Roger A Martinez: Sin Palabras (2020)
Carter Brey: Study in Tango (2002)