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Experience the Excitement!

Sean Chen piano

singin' in the rain

Hector Guzman
Music Director

Lindsay
Deutsch
violin

The Texas Tenors


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Cirque de la
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1


singin' in the rain:
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The Texas Tenors - New Show!
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A Tribute to Legendary Greats:
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subscription series sold out for ten consecutive years - a rare record in
the industry. Many first-timers often comment, Why did I wait so long?
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Last season, many patrons enjoyed performances by internationally acclaimed artists with
the incredible members of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and Hector Guzman, conductor,
for as little as $11.50 per performance. Even some of the best seats in the house were
only $47.25. These are subscription prices, always the best value.

I MIGHT NOT KNOW WHEN TO APPLAUD


Feel free to appreciate a performance when you like. Recognition from an enthusiastic
audience is very gratifying to the performers on stage. No applause is a much bigger
worry on the bright side of the footlights! Dont hold back.

I DONT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE MUSIC


Great music is a very powerful language that takes over where words fail. There are
few better ways to experience the thrill of great music than in a live performance by a
professional symphony orchestra.
The Plano Symphony Orchestra is known for offering a wide variety of music from classical
to popular, often on the same performance. If you would like to know more about the
music and guest artists, you can visit planosymphony.org, join us on Facebook and
Twitter, recieve e-notes (including video notes from Maestro Hector Guzman), attend free
pre-concert chats with the Maestro before each performance, and more.

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OPENING NIGHT!

2016-2017
SEASON

THE THREE BS
BACH, BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT!

24
Oct

29
Nov

THE THREE BS

BACH, BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN


with PATRICIA KELLY

September 24, 2016 | 8:00 PM | Eisemann Center

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MUSICAL MARVELS

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE TEXAS TENORS


New Show!

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CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

Mar

LEGENDARY GREATS &


THE YOUNG ARTISTS

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Dec

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Jan

21
Feb

25
Apr

29

with SEAN CHEN, PIANO

with PLANO CIVIC CHORUS & FRISCO CHORALE

GRAND FINALE

VIVALDI, BEATLES, TCHAIKOVSKY


All programs & artists subject to change.

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony


Orchestra open the 2016-2017 Season
with a celebration of The Three Bs Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Maestro
Guzman is joined by the legendary pianist
Jorge Federico Osorio. Mr. Osorio has
won numerous international prizes and
awards, including the prestigious Medalla
Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted
by Mexicos National Institute of Fine Arts.
The Cincinnati Enquirer hailed Osorio for
effortless virtuosity and The New York
Times praised a long overdue return to New
York as explosively virtuosicbeautifully
articulated and a performance
impossible to resist. Osorio will be heard in
Brahms' demanding Piano Concerto No 1.
Opening Night also includes the third
of six Brandenburg Concertos by Bach,
widely considered to be some of the best
orchestral works ever written. Beethoven
conducted the premiere of his Symphony
No. 7, which resulted in such an ovation that
the second movement was encored.

Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 1

Beethoven

Symphony No. 7

Todd Rosenberg

Sept

CONCERT

Osorio gave one of those,

where have you been all


my life' performances

The Mexican pianist unveiled a luxurious tone


capable of immeasurable variation.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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SINGIN' IN
THE RAIN

CONCERT

A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 29, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Eisemann Center
Hector Guzman, Conductor
Patricia Kelly, Host
There are a number of films that have become legendary in the
history of the industry. Singin in the Rain is one of those films.
The extraordinary and unforgettable dancing and singing of Gene
Kelly were immortalized in this film. This unique Plano Symphony
performance combines the music of a live symphony orchestra
with Kellys most iconic film.
While most people think of dance when they think of Gene Kelly,
music and, particularly, American popular song was central
to his work. It influenced him, inspired him, and, in many ways,
defined him. He worked closely with composers, arrangers and
musicians and held them in the highest regard, knowing it was
they who made his creations possible.
DON FLOOD

This spectacular multimedia


presentation will be introduced by
Kellys widow and biographer,
Patricia Ward Kelly.

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GENE KELLY IMAGE TRUST

EMILY ZOLADZ/THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS

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MUSICAL
MARVELS

HOME FOR THE


HOLIDAYS

CONCERT

November 19, 2016 | 8:00 PM | Eisemann Center

CONCERT

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4

December 18, 2016 | 4:00 & 7:30 PM


St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Sean Chen, Piano
Plano Civic Chorus, Ralph Stannard, Director

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Vocals, TBA
Dr. Jonathan Gregoire, Organ
Plano Civic Chorus, Ralph Stannard, Director
Frisco Chorale, Kendall Carter, Director

Mendelssohn

Larry Pollis

Piano Concerto No. 1

Bernstein

Chichester Psalms

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Mike Lancaster

The creation of Leonard Bernsteins famous work


based on Psalm texts resulted from a commission
by the Southern Cathedrals Festival at Chichester
Cathedral. Dvoks New World Symphony,
as it is often called, is one of the most popular
symphonies performed today. It is based on
Dvoks interest in Native American music. A
recording of the work was taken to the moon by
Neil Armstrong!

collin county's

Larry Pollis

Hector Guzman is joined by pianist Sean Chen


for Mendelssohns virtuosic Piano Concerto
No. 1, made famous in part by the legendary
Rudolf Serkin. Chen won Third Prize in the 14th
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is a
Juilliard graduate, and the winner of numerous
additional awards. These awards include being
a semifinalist at the 2012 Leeds International
Competition and taking 2nd Prize at the 2011
Seoul International Music Competition. He has
been hailed for his formidable set of fingers (The
Dallas Morning News).

Carolyn Cruz

Symphony No. 9,
From the New World

most popular
holiday celebration!
Over 3,100 patrons attended the Home for the Holidays
concerts, one of Collin Countys most popular holiday
traditions, in 2015. With over 150 musicians, Home for the
Holidays includes seasonal favorites for orchestra and chorus,
the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole,
humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist
Church, and surprises. The 2016 concerts also feature a newly
commissioned Christmas Concerto for Dr. Jonathan Gregoire,
organ. Patrons continuously comment that Home for the
Holidays is a mandatory part of their holiday celebration.

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THE TEXAS
TENORS

CONCERT

January 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM | Eisemann Center

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Marcus Collins, Tenor
JC Fisher, Tenor
John Hagen, Tenor
Back by popular demand after a five-year absence
with a new show featuring a blend of classical,
country, Broadway and pops music, The Texas
Tenors are not to be missed.
With their Emmy Award winning PBS specials
now airing across the country and Billboard chart
topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas
Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since
their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's
America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have
accumulated a long list of awards, accolades
and excited fans. They have performed more
than 1,000 concerts around the world, including
a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai,
China, and collaborations with some of the most
prestigious symphonies, performing arts centers
and arenas in the United States.
Audiences are clearly enjoying their talent as they
were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the
world according to Billboard magazine.
The Texas Tenors have been featured entertainers
on NBCs The Today Show, Hallmarks Home and
Family and The 28th Annual Cinematheque Awards
honoring Matthew McConaughey, to name a few.
Other notable performances have included NBA
games, the PBR World Championships in Las Vegas
and a variety of charity events.

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#10 CLASSICAL
ARTIST IN THE
WORLD!

John Hagen

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

JC Fisher

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CIRQUE DE LA
SYMPHONIE

CONCERT

February 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM | Eisemann Center


Hector Guzman, Conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

"beauty and delicacy...


incredible precision and
timing...dramatic applause
and cheering"
The San Francisco Examiner

"The only question after


Thursday evening's sold
out Pittsburgh Symphony
presentation of Cirque de la
Symphonie is: How soon will
the musically adept circus
act return to Heinz Hall?"
Pittsburgh Tribune
All PHotos thsi page :Larry Pollis

"Cirque de la
Symphonie
dazzles and
defies death"

The worlds most amazing acrobats, dancers,


contortionists, aerialists and more bring a recently
new program sure to mesmerize Plano Symphony
audiences. With legendary Cirque skills, the
acclaimed performers interpret the music of:

Young
Greatest Show on Earth
Bernstein
On the Town
John Williams
Flight to Neverland from
Hook, Across the Stars
from Star Wars Episode II
Debussy
Claire de Lune
Vivaldi
Winter from
The Four Seasons
Antheil
Hot Time Dance
Sondheim
Comedy Tonight
De Falla
Ritual Fire Dance
Kander
All that Jazz
from Chicago
AND MORE!

"The capacity crowd that


turned out for Cirque de
la Symphonie could not
have been more pleased.

World-class
performers
achieved the
seemingly
impossible."
The Seattle Times

"The crowd was large and happy


and ate it up, and rightly so."

"...Every routine
was a delight."

"A memorable, entertaining


evening that, if repeated,
will surely draw them in again."
The Orange County Register

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Legendary
Greats and The
Young Artists
PRESENTED WITH
GENEROUS SUPPORT BY

CONCERT

THE ANDREA-MENNEN
FAMILY FOUNDATION

MARCH 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM | Eisemann Center

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Winners of the Collin County
Young Artist Competition
Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony
Orchestra pay tribute to several of the great
legends of swing and jazz. Band musician,
arranger, composer and band leader of the
swing era, Glenn Miller memorialized In the
Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania
6-5000 and more. After his death, Duke
Ellington received a Pulitzer Prize in 1999
for elevating jazz to a major art form as
composer, pianist, and band leader during his
50-year career. Count Basies theme songs
included One OClock Jump and later April
in Paris during his 50 years as conductor of
his own jazz orchestra. Then prepare to be
amazed by the incredible winners of the annual
Collin County Young Artist Competition in their
concerto winning performances - perhaps new
legends in the making!

duke ellington

GRAND FINALE

CONCERT

APRIL 29, 2017 | 8:00 PM


ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Lindsay Deutsch, Violin
Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony
conclude the 2016-2017 Season with a
newly commissioned violin concerto based
on popular songs by The Beatles. With
her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as
a performer and entertainer, American
violinist Lindsay Deutsch has emerged as
a charismatic and captivating presence on
todays music scene. Described by the L.A.
Times as having the technical equipment
and temperament for a big career,
she has thrilled audiences throughout
the U.S. and Canada with her passion for
music and brilliant display of technique and
musicianship. She was selected by Symphony
and Strad magazines as an Up and Coming
Young Musician. The season concludes with
Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4, known for its
rousing final movement. A grand finale!

Shostakovich
Festive Overture

Vivaldi

Winter and Summer from


The Four Seasons

Beatles

Fantasy for Violin


and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4

When every

concert has to be
unforgettable and a
game changer,
Glenn Miller

Lindsay can make


that happen
every time.

count basie
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MUSICAL MYSTERIES

Select concerts will feature unnamed pieces added to the performance. You will
be given insights about the piece, the Plano Symphony and Hector Guzman will
perform the work, and you may be asked to text your reaction and/or join a short
discussion about the work before the piece is revealed. Enjoy Musical Mysteries
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passionate and committed supporters of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and
its mission. Virtuoso Society members make a five-year commitment of at
least $1,000 per year. Special benefits include:
Elegant Rotogravure Dinner
Receptions with Guest Artists
Mimosas with the Maestro A Sunday Brunch

Opportunity to Sit in the


Orchestra During a Rehearsal
Acknowledgment in the Symphony
Program Books
Making Wonderful New Friends

A Virtuoso Pin
Sneak Peek at the Coming Season
Prior to Public Announcement

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patriotic pops

SUMMER
CONCERT

july 4, 2016 | 3:00 PM | eisemann center

where we perform
OUR CON CERT VENUES

charles w.
eisemann center

Hector Guzman, Conductor


Patriotic Pops Chorus
Plano Civic Chorus, Ralph Stannard, Director

2351 Performance Drive


Richardson, TX 75082

concertS #1,2,3,5,6 & 7


are performed here

Join Hector Guzman, your Plano Symphony Orchestra, members of the Plano Civic
Chorus, and the Patriotic Pops Chorus for a rousing celebration. Enjoy your Plano
Symphony in the cool comfort of the Eisemann Center as we honor our country and the
people dedicated to preserving our freedom. Subscribers enjoy this performance at a
discount when purchased with a subscription. Sold out the last 10 years!

St. andrew United


Methodist church

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Orchestra Center............................ $31
Orchestra...................................... $24
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Front Orchestra.............................. $19


Front Orchestra Side...................... $14
Center Front Mezzanine.................. $19
Front Mezzanine............................. $18
Mezzanine..................................... $14

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Plano, TX 75093

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FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON PROVIDED BY

october 30, 2016 | 3:00 PM


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Join your Plano Symphony Orchestra


for this fun-filled, interactive concert
designed especially for children ages
3-12 and their families! Enjoy popular
Halloween melodies and favorites from
childrens movies.

Tickets: $9-$16
on sale September 1

GENEROUS SUPPORT

Come early for the popular Instrument


Petting Zoo, the conductors station,
coloring stations, and wear your favorite
costume! Your children or grandchildren
are sure to love this high-energy, creative
introduction to a real live symphony!
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The Plano Symphony Orchestra is funded in part by The City of Plano

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The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation

Funded in part by the City of Richardson through


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