The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents “The Rhythms of Dance” as the featured concert on Sunday, May 28 in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA international music and arts festival.
The concert will take place at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District—climaxing a day of free SOLUNA activities and small group music taking place in Klyde Warren Park next to the Arts District. Mariachi Rosas Divinas, led by NPOI principal second violinist Karen Gerardo, will play outside of the Dallas City Performance Hall in advance of the concert. Ms. Gerardo is a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts across the street. The group is comprised of all women musicians.
Dr. Sergio Espinosa, NPOI’s conductor and musical director, has programmed these dance-oriented pieces from the world of Latin symphonic music: “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Marquez, “Suite Estancias” by Alberto Ginastera,” “Sinfonietta” by Pablo Moncayo, “Estampas Nocturnas” by Manuel M. Ponce, “Sensemayá” by Silvestre Revueltas and an arrangement of the traditional song, “El Sinaloense.” Hockaday School and Irving ISD string orchestra students will join NPOI for part of the concert.