The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents “Dazzling Music” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall. The concert continues the orchestra’s 32nd “Sundays at the Symphony” series for 2019-20. 

 Dr. Sergio Espinosa, NPOI’s conductor and musical director, has chosen Glinka’s Capriccio Brillante, Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, and Rossini’s Overture to the opera, the Barber of Seville for this concert. The Rossini overture will be conducted by NPOI assistant conductor Stephen Pandolfo.

 Patrons are invited to arrive at the Carpenter Hall lobby at 2:30 p.m. for a special Friends of NPOI “cake and conversation” discussion honoring the orchestra’s 2020 Grace Note Award winners: guests from Dallas/Fort Worth media. Participants will enjoy an informal discussion of what’s ahead for the arts in the metroplex.

 Dr. Espinosa is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. A specialist in string music education, he has given workshops and presentations throughout the United States, Canada, China and Australia. He also serves as Senior Music Examiner for the International Baccalaureate organization in Wales, United Kingdom.

  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, computer science, film-making and others. NPOI has performed for audiences in Irving, Euless, Dallas and throughout the Metroplex.  

  NPOI’s tickets are “flex” tickets—meaning that if one purchases a ticket for one of these concerts, and it becomes impossible to attend, the ticket can be switched to another concert, with a reservation. This can be accomplished by calling the IAC box office at 972-252-2787.

  Single tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students.

  For ticket information or reservations, call the IAC box office at 972-252-2787, or go to 

  Further information about NPOI can be found on the orchestra’s new website at 

  This concert season is supported in part bythe City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board; by the Morton Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas; by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.