Connections to the Holidays!

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX
  • Crisantemi -- Giacomo Puccini
  • Suite from Holberg's Time, Op. 40 -- Edvard Grieg
    1. Prelude: allegro vivace
    2. Sarabande: andante
    3. Gavotte: allegretto
    4. Air: andante religioso
    5. Rigaudon: allegro con bio
  • Symphony in Brass -- Eric Ewazen
    1. Andante; Allegro molto
    2. Andante con moto
    3. Allegro vivace
  • Watch this video performance on YouTube!

Connections! … sweet melodies

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

[Due to inclement weather, this February 14 performance is rescheduled to Sunday, February 21. All existing ticket purchases and invitations will be honored. Thank you.]

On February 21, the orchestra invites you to join us at “Sundays at the Symphony” for some of the world’ sweetest melodies…

    • Sibelius’ “Valse Triste,”
    • Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
    • Nielsen's "Serenata In Vano"
    • Vern Kagarice’s arrangement for large brass ensemble of Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1”

Tickets for this concert are just $10 – and with the Irving Hispanic Chamber, we’ll honor first responders (police, fire and healthcare) with free tickets.

Come for a safely-distanced concert Sunday, February 14 – for tickets, call 252-2787 (ARTS).

  • Watch this video performance on YouTube!

 

Connections … It’s Spring!

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX
  • G. Holst - St. Paul's Suite
  • A. Philidor and J. Philidor - The March for Two Pairs of Kettledrums
  • E. Elgar - Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
  • C. Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette (arr. J. Craig)
  • A. Dvorak - Serenade for Winds, op. 44

 

The “Connections!” season finale

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX
  • John Cheetham’s commemorative brass fanfare
  • John Rutter’s Suite for String Orchestra
  • Charles Gounod’s “Petite Symphony” for woodwinds
  • Chuck Mandernach’s Suite for Solo Trumpet, played by Larry Spencer, with brass and percussion

Mozart speaks

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite in ballet and jazz

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite in ballet and jazz, arr. Duke Elington -- with ballet from Momentum Dance and world-traveling guests, UTA's Jazz Orchestra.

Sweet dreams with strings!

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

Spend an afternoon with the sweet sound of strings... in music by Mendelssohn, Schoenberg, Mahler and Nielsen, and Telemann's Don Quixote Suite

Sounds for spring

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

After a long winter, it’s time for the fresh sounds of spring. You’ll hear these sparkling sounds in Beethoven’s Symphony no. 1, and selections by Perruchon (5 Danses Dogoriennes), Bellini (Overture to “Norma”), Gutierrez (Pavana), Ewazen (Fanfarria Castellana) and DiLorenzo (Luminosity).

Music that dances

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

It’s a breath of fresh air after a long winter – and it all begins at 2:45 p.m., as middle school mariachis - Travis’s “Los Linces” – serenade us in the lobby before the concert!

Students from Irving high schools join the full orchestra “side by side” to welcome summer with:

  • Copland’s An Outdoor Overture,
  • Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances,
  • Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances,
  • Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman,
  • and Sibelius’ Finlandia.

A Musical Sunrise

Irving Arts Center 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX

You’ll find yourself in places like “The Pines of Rome” (Respighi), with a “grand march” from Gounod’s “Queen of Sheba,” a Schubert symphony and Puccini intermezzo (“Manon Lescaut”). A magical opening to our season!

Repertoire:

  • Gounod: Marche et Cortege (Grand March) from The Queen of Sheba
  • Schubert: Symphony No. 8, the “Unfinished”
  • Puccini: Intermezzo to Act III from Manon Lescaut
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome