The Valley Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for their annual Children’s Education Concert Series with three concerts on January 19, 2018 and three more on January 26, 2018 at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The symphony is looking for schools around the valley to fill the 10:30 AM spot on both days, along with other time slots upon availability.

The concert itself is approximately 40 minutes long and includes interactive music education from Music Director, Dr. Peter Dabrowski. In addition to learning about the structure of an orchestra, the students learn about the composers, techniques and historical significance of each piece. This year’s concerts will be visually dynamic with images on an LED screen.

This year’s Education Concert series revolves around dances from around the world like Habanera from Bizet’s Spanish opera Carmen and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5. These are private concerts specifically aimed toward elementary and middle school aged children. The concerts meet the fine arts curriculum of TEKS for elementary and middle schools.

Our generous sponsors, IBC Bank, BBVA Compass, and Clark Chevrolet/Clark Knapp Honda allow students to come to the concert for $6. For more information on these private concerts and how to get your students involved as a teacher or fine arts director, contact Vivian Vargas, Marketing Manager, at (956) 661-1615 or email her at vivian@valleyorchestra.org. The Valley Symphony Orchestra is a philanthropic, tax-exempt, public corporation governed by a board made up of business and civic leaders from our community.