- Tickets to Sundays at the Symphony, presented by New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving
- When: various Sundays throughout the year at 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Irving Arts Center
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 2:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $9 for one ticket to one performance (up to $18 value)
- $17 for two tickets two one performance (up to $36 value)
- $35 for a five-ticket package to any performance, or any combination of performances (up to $60 value)
Sundays at the Symphony 2014–2015
- Musical Gold of Peru (October 5): a program celebrates the opening weekend for the blockbuster National Geographic exhibition with two young Peruvian violinists turning music into “gold” with Bach’s Double Concerto and Spanish virtuoso Pablo Sarasate’s tour-de-force for violin “Gypsy Airs”, along with a collection of favorite, traditional Peruvian songs.
- A Russian Holiday! (December 14): this sonic and festive journey into the east features two selections from Prokofiev’s comic opera The Love for Three Oranges, among others.
- Schumann’s Romantic World (February 8): Features Schumann’s first completed symphony, Symphony No. 1 (or Spring), which closes with a merry finale that mixes capering strings with triumphant fanfares. This makes for a fittingly cheerful tone, since the composer wrote it for his beloved wife, Clara.
- Dances with Dvorák! (March 29): two Dvorák compositions, including the heralded Serenade for Winds and Strings in D minor, of which Brahms wrote, “a more lovely, refreshing impression of real, rich, and charming creative talent you can’t easily have”.
- Symphonic Sparkle! (May 17): Talented Irving students swell the Symphony to a huge 100-piece orchestra, to play, among other things, Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and Bizet’s sparkling L’Arliesienne Suite No. 2.
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving
Keeping the sweet strains of the classical tradition floating through Irving and north Texas, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents yearly cycles of thoughtfully programmed concerts that mix blockbuster standbys and little-known gems from throughout the centuries. The orchestra has entrusted its baton to Dr. Sergio Espinosa, the head of the UT Arlington string program. In addition to his Texas positions, Espinosa has honed his baton-waving skills in front of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Northern Orchestra of Portugal, and various clouds of gnats.