The Plano Symphony Orchestra celebrates the Dance In Spring Family series in Mckinney and Plano
The Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) continues to create accessible programming with its educational initiatives in its Spring Family series. Plano Symphony Brass & Percussion artists will perform three Let’s Dance!-themed daytime concerts on Sunday, April 3 and Sunday, May 1. Performance music will include popular movie tracks like “Encanto,” “Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Little Mermaid” and more. Joined by the McLane School of Irish Dance, these concerts aim to teach children of all ages about brass instruments and encourage them to take part in the 45-minute interactive performance. Families can also enjoy the Anna Hale Instrument Petting Zoo 45 minutes before the concert in the lobby. This is an opportunity for children of all ages to familiarize themselves with the instruments.
“Children of all ages should be introduced to the symphony at an early age,” says educational director Jennifer Wheeler. “Music, especially classical music, has an impact on children’s listening and concentration skills. We are proud to show them that the performances of the Orchester symphonique, in particular the Plano Symphony Orchestra, are accessible to them. .”
The Spring Family Let’s Dance series! will be performed Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069) and Sunday, May 1 at 3 and 4:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater (1509 Avenue H, Plano, TX 75074) . Tickets can be purchased through the Plano Symphony Orchestra box office (972.473.7262/planosymphony.org). Ticket prices range from $10 to $12 with an option to purchase a PSO “STEAM” (STEM & Arts) patch for $3. Masks are encouraged, but optional.
To find out more about Spring Family Series concerts and other upcoming PSO events, including scheduled programs as part of next year’s 40th anniversary season, visit www.planosymphony.org.