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NPOI features music about Shakespeare's plays in concert 3:30 p.m. October 6

The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving opens its 2013-14 concert season October 6, with an afternoon in “Shakespeare’s World.” The 3:30 p.m. concert, at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall, kicks off the orchestra’s annual “Sundays at the Symphony” series.

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

In this concert, NPOI invites its audience to discover great music inspired by the Bard’s great comedies and tragedies, and meet many of Shakespeare’s great characters: Falstaff, Romeo, Juliet, and others.

The orchestra will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture,” Johan Svendsen’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy,” Otto Nicolai’s “Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor,” Henry Purcell’s “Chaconne from The Fairy-Queen,” and Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky’s “The Tempest.”

NPOI music director and conductor is Dr. Sergio Espinosa (also associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington). Assistant conductor is Tom Connely (also NPOI principal trumpet, and conductor of the Northeast Orchestra).

The orchestra 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 New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving has performed for audiences in Irving, Dallas and throughout the Metroplex.

General admission tickets range from $10 to $18. But, audience members can get more than one concert of the five-concert 2013-14 series for free by purchasing a 5-concert season ticket to “Sundays at the Symphony” for $60 (adults), $40 (seniors), or $30 (students) and the October 6 ticket will be part of the season-ticket price. In addition, any unused concert ticket can be applied to a later concert in the series, despite the date printed on the ticket.

For single-ticket or season-ticket reservations, call 972-252-ARTS (2787).

Further information about the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving can be found at the orchestra’s Web site at

This concert season is supported in part by the 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.

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