Brilliant, sunny music

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

It's spring, and time for some music full of colors! Join us for Beethoven's dramatic Coriolan Overture... Berlioz’ exciting Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust… Saint-Saens' spirited Bacchanal from Samson et Dalila ... and Bizet's thrilling Carmen Suite no. 1, as selected Irving high school musicians perform with us.

But the music that will really dazzle is the lovely Violin Concerto no. 1 by Bela Bartok, the Hungarian composer, as performed by our Romanian-born concertmaster, Dr. Adrian Demian, soloist. The concerto reveals Bartok’s love for the violin and the young woman violinist to whom it’s dedicated.


Repertoire recap:

  • Saint-Saëns: Bacchanal from Samson and Dalila
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
  • Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1, Sz. 36, soloist: Dr. Adrian Demian
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1

Towering composers!

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

Hear great music by Brahms (Symphony no. 2), matched by Von Suppe’s thrilling overture to “The Queen of Spades.” And join us in saluting a young artist, winner of our annual concerto competition, as we end the season!


  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 98
  • Von Suppé: Overture to The Queen of Spades
  • Youth Concerto Competition winner: TBD