It’s not hyperbole to say that Hepner, who steps down May 31, has led the Arts Center through a time of significant change and success.
A $2.5 million gift completes the $25 million Musicians’ Endowment Campaign two years ahead of schedule and will add 11 players to orchestra.
The June 23 concert promises a mix of classical, jazz and soul sounds.
Little, 87, believed to be the longest-tenured musician with a single orchestra, collapsed May 15 at the end of an ASO concert and died a short time later.
ASO bassist Jane Little lost consciousness onstage near the end of Sunday’s “Golden Age of Broadway” concert and died later at Grady Memorial Hospital.