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VSO Concerts Spring Line Up Brings Something For Everyone

The second half of the Valley Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Visions Season starts with a beat that won’t quit with América, América and follows up with music perfect for Valentine’s Day, Broadway classics and even Forbidden Pleasures.

América, América starts at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2. The concert, sponsored by Trudie Elmore Abbott, will take place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center at 801 Convention Center Blvd. in McAllen.

You won’t want to miss the vibrant and exciting symphonic music from countries like Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. The guest artist of the evening will be UTRGV Mariachi Atzlán sponsored by Col. R.T. (Ret.) & Carol Ann Dixon.

Just in time to keep the Valentine’s Day romance going, on Thursday, February 15, Couture Ravel, Chamber Concert II will feature: VSO Concertmaster Geoffrey Wong, violin; Benjamin Ponder, cello; and Daniel Steenken, piano performing. The three artists will perform a trio piece by Maurice Ravel that will captivate you from the very first measure.

The evening will be hosted at the Sky Tower Club at the Chase Bank Tower in McAllen with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and musical program at 7:00 p.m.

Concert V brings the reemergence of Broadway classics and the return of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLC sponsored guest pianist, Asiya Korepanova, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

The concert, fitly named Spectacular Broadway and Much More is set for 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Experience the rush of energy of the best Broadway shows of their time.

The final concert of the season will feature the Valley Symphony Chorale and Rio Bank sponsored guest vocalists soprano Heather Phillips, tenor Brian Yeakley, and bass Lee Poulis, in Forbidden Pleasures of Carmina Burana at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The masterpiece by Carl Orff will stun audiences with the sheer power of over 200 musicians on the stage.

Single tickets for all concerts are currently on sale and range in prices: Orchestra ($58), Front House ($48) and Back House ($38), with Chamber Concert ticket at $50. To get your tickets, visit www.valleyorchestra.org, or visit the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office weekdays from 10AM-5PM.

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