The East Texas Youth Orchestra Board of Directors has named Felix Artistic and Executive Director of East Texas Youth Orchestra following the departure of Jill Hardin.
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.”Read More
“Adding to the animal theme, the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra partnered up with several rescues in the Metroplex allowing these organizations to show off dogs and cats in need of homes with hopes of finding them a forever home. Audience members were able to meet adoptable dogs and cats at intermission and after the performance.”Read More
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.Read More
The East Texas Youth Orchestra announced the selection of Felix Torres as its next Music Director and conductor of the symphony orchestra. ETYO serves over 100 students across three different performing ensembles including their Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jazz Academy. Visit etyo.org for more information regarding the East Texas Youth Orchestra.