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The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving's “Sundays at the Symphony” presents Latino Connections! May 18, 3:30 p.m. to wrap up its 5-concert subscription season

The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving will take the audience on a trip to Cuba and Mexico Sunday, May 18, in its annual “Latino Connections!” concert, which will wrap up its annual “Sundays at the Symphony” subscription series.

NPOI’s conductor Dr. Sergio Espinosa has chosen Robert Sheldon’s “Danzas Cubanas,” “Symphony No. 2” for chamber orchestra by Juan Trigos, and Silvestre Revueltas’ musical score for the 1939 film, “The Night of the Mayas.” Revueltas’ score features massive amounts of percussion effects, along with an unusual pair of musical instruments: the “Caracols” (conch shells), played by the orchestra’s French horn section.

In addition, the 3:30 p.m. concert features the winner of NPOI’s youth concerto competition winner, Darious Sells, playing the first movement of Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto in A Major.” On his way to entering his junior year at MacArthur High School, Darious is a Division 1 UIL state soloist qualifier. A student of Dr. David Foerch, he sits first chair in the MacArthur Wind Ensemble.

The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.

Dr. Espinosa is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving is a community orchestra, consisting of trained musicians who choose to continue to play their instruments while they serve in other professions: teaching, accounting, film-making and others. Celebrating its 26th season this year, the orchestra has performed for audiences in Irving, Euless, Dallas and throughout the Metroplex.

General admission tickets range from $10 to $18. Ticket purchasers should know that any unused concert ticket can be applied to a later concert in the series, despite the date printed on the ticket.

For tickets, call the IAC box office at 972-252-ARTS (2787) or go to

Further information about the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving—including full program notes for the May 18 concert—with its unusual pieces from the Latin world—can be found at the orchestra’s Web site at

This concert season is supported in part bythe City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board, with additional funding from TACA, and the Granville C.  and Gladys H. Morton Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas.