The Plano Symphony Orchestra is starting a networking group for young professionals (20 to 40-something). PSO’s young professionals’ group will bring together people interested in engaging with the Symphony through attending concerts, social events and exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities. The focus of YP4PSO is to create an environment where young professionals can volunteer, network, socialize, and host special events and work towards the common effort of supporting the PSO and its many music, educational and community programs.
YP4PSO will be run by a small steering committee of its members. The Steering Committee will develop the overall direction of the group, its events and work to cultivate its membership.
Membership in YP4PSO is $100 per year which will include four (4) exclusive member events. There will be one event per quarter beginning July 1, 2022.
A little about the Plano Symphony Orchestra:
It is the mission of the Plano Symphony Orchestra to inspire, educate, entertain and involve the children, youth and adults of our community in the enjoyment of great music.
Established in 1983, the Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a fully professional symphony serving 190,000 people annually throughout North Texas. Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Hector Guzman and Executive Director Robert A. Reed, the PSO presents eight subscription concerts, an interactive Family Symphony Sunday series, and more than 100 solo, ensemble, and educational programs. The PSO brings world-renowned guest artists to perform with the Symphony to support its mission of engaging the community in the enjoyment of great music. Notable past guest artists include Sharon Ibsen, Turtle Creek Chorale, Joshua Bell, Sandi Patty, Haochen Zhang, The Texas Tenors, and the 5 Browns. The PSO is known for its versatility, offering concert experiences that combine the best in classical music, Broadway, pops, and jazz.
Of equal importance in fulfilling our mission is the PSO’s education and community programs. The PSO touches the lives of more than 44,000 youth annually through EncoreYouth—comprehensive music education programs that include the School Concert Program, the Collin County Young Artist Competition, Instrument Petting Zoo, Family Concert Series, Healing Notes, After-School Program, and Scholarship Program. Their purpose is to educate students utilizing TEKS-based curriculum, build ongoing musical participation, increase lifelong interest in music, enhance the academic performance of students, and make a positive impact on our community. It’s the PSO’s education vision to ensure that music is available to as many people as possible regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. To achieve this, the PSO offers many of its education programs for free or a nominal charge. Examples of free programs include the Instrument Petting Zoo, the After-School Program, the Scholarship Program, and the School Concert Series for Title 1 schools in the region.
At the Plano Symphony Orchestra, we felt it was time to create a more prosperous, innovative, and inclusive community for young professionals in the greater DFW metroplex. We hope our group will make Plano a better place for young professionals to live, work, and play through professional events, mid-career development networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives. Our members are aged 20 to 40 and come from all different walks of life and professional careers all working to elevate Plano and DFW united in the belief that the arts make our community a better place to live and as young professionals we can help our community grow through our leadership.