Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces new Composer-in-Residence Program

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 19/20 season for a two-year term continuing through July 31, 2021.

As part of Day’s residency, the MSO will present the world premiere performance of “Danza del Sol” as part of the MSO season opener on September 14, 2019. The MSO will perform additional works during this time by Day including two further world premieres.

Music Director Felix Torres said, “We are delighted to establish the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Composer-in-Residence program. Injecting new music into the repertoire is important for the longevity of our craft and to continue providing new, relevant programming to our audiences. Kevin’s music is full of energy and highly accessible, and I am thrilled to share his music with our audience.”

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Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Closes the Generation Gap through Music

MESQUITE, Texas, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra will pool the talents of its musicians with more than 120 children from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Grapevine High School choir to bring the nostalgia of Christmas morning to audiences with concerts set for Dec. 15 at the Mesquite Arts Center. The program will feature traditional sing-a-longs, classics and more recent selections made popular as part of movie scores. Tickets are reasonably priced at $6 for children and $12 for adults.

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