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Our 58th Season
Hector Guzman | Music Director
Happy 250th Birthday Mr. Beethoven!
Mikhail Berestnev, piano
7:30PM, SATURDAY, October 24, 2020
“Beethoven, an iconoclast who became an icon, has been studied, documented, put on the silver screen, fictionalized, and turned into a trope and a meme.” The ISO joins the entire world in the celebration of his life. We share in this great musical genius by performing perhaps his best known work. Complementing the concert, Rachmaninoff’s last composition for piano and orchestra will be performed by the talented Russian pianist Mikhail Berestnev. An unforgettable season opener!!!
Veterans Day Tribute with: Steve Amerson & Laurie Gayle Stephenson
7:30PM, SATURDAY, November 14, 2020
The Vocal Majority were originally scheduled; but cancelled all remaining 2020 performances due to
ramifications of COVID-19. So we are very pleased to announce that Steve and Laurie will treat the
audience to Americana music at its best along with Broadway favorites for a most enjoyable evening
of patriotism as we salute our active-duty Military and Veterans, give thanks for our
First Responders especially during this pandemic period, and share in the uplifting mood that music
can bring in this month of Thanksgiving and reflection.
Home for the Holidays featuring: DONNIE RAY ALBERT, baritone
Allen Hightower, guest conductor
7:30PM, SATURDAY, December 12, 2020
Our beloved holiday concert welcomes back baritone Donnie Ray Albert as he sings some of the most beautiful music of the joyous season. This Christmas celebration has become one of Irving’s most popular concerts, attracting families and friends of all ages for a festive evening of carols, Holiday favorites, and yes, our annual visitor from the North Pole. Allen Hightower, director of choral activities at the University of North Texas will be our guest conductor. Special goodies to enjoy afterwards for everyone!
An Evening Blend of Pop, Jazz, and Swing
A tribute to Whitney Houston, some Jazz greats, and the Big Band era
featuring: FELA, joined by the Sergio Pamies Jazz trio
Sergio Pamies, piano Young Heo, bass Efren Guzman, drums
7:30PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021
Recognize String of Pearls, Leap Frog, Boogie Woogie Boy, Little Brown Jug, Don’t Be That Way, Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood and much more!! Recently featured on hit musicals The Lion King and The Bodyguard, Mexican singer and actress FELA, sings jazz favorites and a tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Enjoy the talents of the Sergio Pamies jazz trio, a Big Band rendition by your amazing Irving Symphony, all on one stage!
ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE, featuring ISO’s concertmaster:
7:30PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021
A truly “Romantic” evening filled with the gorgeous music of three outstanding composers . . . one Bohemian giant . . . two towering Russians . . . and our very own concertmaster “Orda,” as he is affectionately known; performing the enchanting music that evokes the tale of “A Thousand and One Nights”--one of the most impressive musical scores in musical history--an epic event indeed!
GRAND FINALE AS THE ISO PRESENTS: ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
7:30PM, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021
Another spectacular season concludes with the ISO featuring “Asleep at the Wheel.” Join us as we celebrate their 50th anniversary tour. This band of American roots music best known as country/western swing has dominated award platforms including 10 Grammy awards, CMA’s Touring Band of the Year in 1976, and Lifetime Achievement in Performance by the 2009 Americana Music Awards. The evening promises to be a wonderful blend of the symphony with the band for some toe tapping fun.