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In partnership with the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival, the PSO is honored to play a role in opening this year’s festival a day early with a special outdoor community concert! The concert will include music for the entire family beginning with the “The Star Spangled Banner” and followed with pieces by Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Bernstein, and Ellington. Concertgoers will also hear selections from films like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magnificent Seven, Silverado, and favorites from James Bond films. Maestro Héctor Guzmán will conduct the orchestra and will be joined by guest soloist Haley Sicking.

General admission tickets, which provide access to the concert, are $10 per person, $5 for children age 12 and under and seniors age 65 and up. Limited number of $150 VIP tickets available! In addition to admittance into the festival, these tickets come with:


  • Thursday VIP parking
  • Prime seating for the 7 PM concert
  • A special wine and cheese reception hosted in the VIP tent at 6 PM prior to the 7 PM concert

For more information, please call the Plano Symphony Orchestra at 972-473-7262. The PSO’s appearance at the 2022 Plano Balloon Festival is made possible, in part, by the support of H-E-B/Central Market, Tammy and Charles Miller, and Dianne and Marion Brockette.

The Plano Symphony Orchestra is supported, in part, by the City of Plano, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation, TACA, the Rea Charitable Trust, the Perot Foundation, The Dallas Morning News, Atmos Energy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the City of McKinney, City of Richardson, Frisco Association for the Arts, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Frost Bank, Veritex Community Bank, AWARE Dallas, SoloShoe Communications LLC, Medical City Plano, Sandy Nachman, Wanda and Cliff Parker, Carol and William Tempest, Dianne and Marion Brockette and hundreds of other individual donors, foundations and corporations who make transformative gifts to the PSO.

The Plano Balloon Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 agency that is dedicated to educating attendees about hot air ballooning and producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits an opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. Our objective is to offer the participating non-profit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness of their programs and services…thus enhancing the quality of life for all of us.

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