Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving Symphony Orchestra Association celebrates its golden anniversary season with a 50th anniversary bash before the 2012-2013 season’s opening night concert.
The black tie optional cocktail affair with live entertainment is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Irving Arts Center prior to the “50 Years of Broadway” concert beginning at 8:00 p.m.
“50 years, is an important milestone in the history of the Irving Symphony,” said Margarite Korkmas, ISOA president.
The ISOA was formed in 1961 with the first official concert performed in 1962 at Irving High School with 23 volunteer musicians. In 1963 the orchestra became the Irving Symphony Orchestra, establishing itself as the orchestra in Irving.
The 50th anniversary season opening night concert “50 Years of Broadway” at the Irving Arts Center at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13th under the direction of Maestro Hector Guzman features Broadway Performer William Park, whose Broadway credits include the Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, and Cats.
“It you like Broadway musicals, you’ll love this concert,” Ms. Korkmas said.
“Our Golden Anniversary 2012-2013 season offers something for everyone, from Broadway hits to Argentine Tango,to local Texas flair with the Texas Tenors, to the very popular Christmas concert, “said Maestro Guzman.
In addition to the 50 Years of Broadway concert, The 2012-2013 Golden Anniversary Season playbill includes: Tango Fire, exciting music of Argentina as featured in such films as Scent of a Woman, with guest violinist Rodrigo Puskas, Nov. 10; The Christmas Concert featuring baritone Donnie Ray Albert and the Richland College Choir, with Michael Crawford, director on Dec. 8,; Texas Tenors, “America’s Got Talent” number one vocal group on Feb. 9; Romance with Strings Attached featuring the world’s most enduring music for strings, on March 9 and the grand finale, Romantic Extravaganza on April 13.
“Our audiences are in for a delightful experience this season,” Maestro Guzman said.
For season tickets, or single tickets, contact the Irving Arts Center Ticket Office at 972-252-2787, or purchase tickets online at www.irvingsymphony.com .
The Irving Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra providing signature performances for North Texas since 1962. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas.