We’re a “new” symphony orchestra, now over 30 years old.
We’d like to be perhaps the first place a family – or a student – hears the great symphonic music in a concert hall … a place where families and all who love music in Irving and north Texas can come to hear the best in symphonic music at affordable ticket prices, on a Sunday afternoon. We perform five classical concerts each season at the Irving Arts Center, our “Sundays at the Symphony” series.
And from the beginning, our goal has been to become a valued resource and partner with Irving schools and students. Or, in the more formal words of our mission statement:
“The mission of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (NPOI) is to enhance the cultural arts of north Texas by offering high-quality orchestral performances to the community at affordable prices and providing a classical repertoire that fosters and challenges local musicians to their utmost abilities.”
We hope you’ll join us this season!
WHO WE ARE – join us for a 4-minute video tour with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving! You’ll see and hear “Sundays at the Symphony”
Dr. Espinosa is associate professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, in charge of string music education. He is also Senior Music Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization in Wales, UK.
And since 2007 he has served as conductor and music director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, bringing us a vast knowledge of Mexican and Latin American music and his many skills as conductor, educator and professional violinist.
He studied in Mexico, Switzerland and at Ithaca College in New York state. He holds a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa. He has also served as music director of the UTA Symphony and conducted in Alabama, Switzerland, France, Mexico and at Italy’s Rome Festival.
An internationally known music educator, he has led orchestra workshops in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Calgary, Canada; New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Houston, Denver and Boston, and internationally, in China and Australia.