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The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents “Fanfares” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9 at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall. The concert continues the orchestra’s 31st anniversary “Sundays at the Symphony” series for 2018-19 with a new composition by Francis Osentowski, a piano solo by UTA faculty member John Solomons, and a guest conducting appearance by NPOI’s assistant conductor Stephen Pandolfo. 

The orchestra also announces that its website has been updated and revamped. Area residents are encouraged to visit www.npoirving.comto see more complete information about every aspect of the organization’s life.

Dr. Sergio Espinosa, NPOI’s conductor and musical director, has chosen Franz Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, and the overture to the opera, Semiramide,by Gioachino Rossini for the program, the latter with Mr. Pandolfo conducting.  Dr. Osentowski’s Fanfare and Celebrationopens the concert, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5, the “Emperor”, closes it, with Dr. John Solomons as soloist.

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.  

Ticket prices range from $10 to $20, and flex-ticket packages are available for NPOI’s 5-concert season. For ticket information or reservations, call the IAC box office at 972-252-2787, or go to www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

Further information about NPOI can be found on the orchestra’s new website at www.npoirving.com.

This concert season is supported in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.