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Special concert marks the orchestra’s inaugural performance at the popular festival.

PLANO, TX (May 18, 2022): As part of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season – Celebrating Connections and 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 on Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM. Festival tickets, which provide access to the concert, go on sale mid-June and are $10 GA/$5 students and seniors. There will be a limited number of $150 VIP tickets available that come with a reception prior to the concert at the festival and reserved seating. Tickets will be available through the Plano Balloon Festival website https://www.planoballoonfest.org/p/tickets. The PSO’s appearance at the 2022 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 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 WarsPirates of the Caribbean, The Magnificent Seven, Silverado, and favorites from James Bond films. The PSO’s Maestro Hector Guzman will conduct the orchestra.

“I am always excited when we can present music to a wider audience, and the Plano Balloon Festival will allow us to do just that,” says PSO Music Director and Maestro Hector Guzman. “This is a wonderful way for the PSO, and myself, to celebrate 40 years of making music for North Texas.”

“The Plano Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to partner with the Plano Balloon Festival for this opportunity of kicking off our 40th Anniversary Season with an outdoor community celebration,” says Marion Brockette, PSO Board President. “We are so grateful to Jo Via and her team for working with us these past several months in creating a new way for our friends, family, and neighbors to experience the Symphony. This concert will showcase and celebrate the connections we all share, and it continues the legacy of the PSO in bringing world-class entertainment to our Plano community and beyond.”

“Welcoming the Plano Symphony Orchestra to the 2022 H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival will mark the first time the Symphony has performed an outdoor, family friendly, community concert,” says Jo Via, Executive Director of Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. “We’re very excited to showcase the Plano Symphony Orchestra at this year’s festival and look forward to a wonderful evening of music and hot air balloons.”