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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: JOIN THE PARTY!

PLANO
SYMPHONY
HECTOR GUZMAN
Music Director
CELEBRATING

ORCHESTRA
35 YEARS

2017-18 CONRAD TAO,


PIANO

SEASON
An explosive force

THE WIZARD
OF OZ
A Multimedia
Presentation

Rachmaninoff:
Piano Concerto No. 1
The Wizard of Oz film
accompanied by the PSO
Broadway: Le Jazz Hot, My Funny
ASHLEY BROWN Valentine, Disney Medley and more
Mary Poppins and
more on Broadway
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
The Music of Grammy Award Winners
Mariachi Los Camperos

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THE 2017-2018 SEASON


IS A 35TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION FOR MUSIC
Additional Photo Credits
Cover
DIRECTOR HECTOR GUZMAN
Ashley Brown: courtesy of artist
Hector Guzman: Mike Itashiki AND THE PLANO SYMPHONY
Conrad Tao: courtesy of artist
Time for Three: LeAnn Meuller
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ORCHESTRA
(c) 2006, Disney/CML/Joan Marcus
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SEPT 23, 2017 | 8 PM
1 Eisemann Center

2017-18 SEASON OPENING NIGHT!


JOIN THE PARTY! CONRAD TAO HECTOR GUZMAN
Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony Orchestra kick off
CONDUCTOR
OPENING NIGHT
the 35th Anniversary celebration with rousing fireworks by
Sept. 23
1 Dvok, followed by a return to a favorite audience practice of
CONRAD TAO
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS two concertos in one evening. Liszts Totentanz is known in
part for its innovations -- from repeated notes in the piano to PIANO
Conrad Tao, Piano special effects in the orchestra. Prokofievs Piano Concerto
No. 1 rewarded the composer with the Anton Rubinstein Prize
for pianistic accomplishments at a performance of the one-
Oct. 21 ASHLEY BROWN 2 movement work at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. PERFORMING
ON BROADWAY The performance concludes with Rachmaninoffs romantic
Symphony No. 2, one of his best known compositions.
TWO
CONCERTOS
Nov. 18 HECTOR GUZMAN 3
IN ONE NIGHT!
2011 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR IN THE ARTS
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS 2011 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST WINNER
Vesselin Demirev & Mariachi Los Camperos 2012 AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT RECIPIENT

Dec. 17 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 4


with Plano Civic Chorus & Frisco Chorale

Jan. 20 THE WIZARD OF OZ 5


Legendary film accompanied by the PSO

Feb. 17 TIME FOR THREE 6


Back by popular demand! FEROCIOUSLY
TALENTED
Mar. 24 THE YOUNG ARTISTS 7
TimeOut New York

& CARMINA BURANA


DVOK PROKOFIEV
Apr. 28 35TH ANNIVERSARY 8 Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1 Piano Concerto No. 1
SEASON FINALE LISZT RACHMANINOFF
Haochen Zhang, Cliburn Gold Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra Symphony No. 2

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HER VOICE HAS
PERFECT PITCH...
DISCIPLINE
2 OCT 21, 2017 | 8 PM
Eisemann Center
ON STAGE IS
CONSUMMATE.
Chicago Tribune Ashley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on
Broadway, for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League
HECTOR GUZMAN and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. She also starred
CONDUCTOR as Mary Poppins in the national tour, where she garnered a
Garland award for Best Performance in a Musical. Recently,
ASHLEY BROWN Ashley was in the acclaimed national touring production of
VOCALS The Sound of Music. She has also been Belle in Beauty and
the Beast on Broadway and recently returned to the Lyric
Opera of Chicago where she received critical acclaim for her
role as Laurey in Oklahoma. She also starred in Hello Dolly at
the Goodspeed Opera House, Sound of Music at the St. Louis
MUNY, which garnered her a Kevin Kline award, Limelight at the
La Jolla Playhouse, and NBCs televised Sound of Music.

Ashley was featured in an ABC special: Ashley Brown - ABC's


Disney on Broadway. She has her own PBS special called Ashley
Brown: Call Me Irresponsible, which received a PBS Telly Award.

Some of the orchestras Ashley has sung with include the New
HIGHLIGHTS FROM York Philharmonic, Seattle and Pittsburgh Symphonies with
MARY POPPINS Marvin Hamlisch, the New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati,
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Hollywood Bowl, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit, Vancouver,
THE LION KING Philly Pops and more.
VICTOR/VICTORIA
THE CORE OF THE PRODUCTION IS
PLUS
OF COURSE ASHLEY BROWN, A
MY FUNNY VALENTINE MARY OF PRECISELY CALIBRATED

ASHLEY BROWN
AS TIME GOES BY
and more! MIX OF IMPERIOUS SELF-
ASSURANCE AND WARMTH.
Chicago Examiner

ON BROADWAY
THE MOST VERSATILE AND
NOTEWORTHY YOUNG TALENT
ON THE BROADWAY STAGES.
Showbiz Chicago

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DEC 17, 2017
3 NOV 18, 2017 | 8 PM 4 4:00 & 7:30 PM
Eisemann Center St. Andrew United Methodist Church

HECTOR GUZMAN:
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS
Join Hector Guzman as he celebrates 35 years
as Music Director of the Plano Symphony
Orchestra. Maestro Guzman invited colleague, HECTOR GUZMAN
friend, and long-time former Concertmaster CONDUCTOR
of the Plano Symphony, Vesselin Demirev,
back from his Concertmaster post with the
VESSELIN DEMIREV
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in Denmark to VIOLIN
help celebrate. Hector Guzman also invited the
Grammy Award winning Mariachi Los Camperos
MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS
to join the party with high-energy music from
Hectors native Mexico.

Jess Guzmn, Mariachi Los Camperos Music


Director, is a master of traditional mariachi
instruments, including trumpet, vihuela, guitarron,

HOME FOR
guitar and violin. Mariachi Los Camperos has
recorded nine albums, collaborated on an album
HECTOR GUZMAN
with Linda Ronstadt, and appeared on The

THE HOLIDAYS
CONDUCTOR
Tonight Show, the Grammy Awards and other
major appearances.
BLAKE DAVIDSON
BARITONE
Dont miss this high-energy
celebration marking Hector Once again, over 3,000 patrons attended the Home for the DR. JONATHAN M.
Guzmans 35 years with the WIENIAWSKI Holidays concerts, one of Collin Countys most popular GREGOIRE
Polonaise Brillante holiday traditions, in 2016. With over 150 musicians, Home ORGAN
Plano Symphony Orchestra. for the Holidays includes seasonal favorites for orchestra

LALO and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from PLANO CIVIC
Symphonie Espagnole
the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew CHORUS
United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2017 concerts RALPH STANNARD,
also feature baritone Blake Davidson. Patrons continuously
PONCE DIRECTOR
comment that Home for the Holidays is a mandatory part
Estrellita of their holiday celebration. FRISCO CHORALE
SARASATE KENDALL CARTER,
DIRECTOR
Gypsy Airs
MUSIC OF MARIACHI
LOS CAMPEROS

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5 JAN 20, 2018 | 8 PM
Eisemann Center

The 1956 broadcast television premiere of the


film on CBS introduced The Wizard of Oz to the
HECTOR GUZMAN wider public. Annual presentations make it one
CONDUCTOR of the best known films in movie history.

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved


The Wizard of Oz was named the most-viewed
films in history. With music, comedy, and
motion picture on television syndication by the
drama, the film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy.
Library of Congress, which also included the
The co-stars are Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert
film in its National Film Registry in its inaugural
Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, and Margaret
year in 1989. The Wizard of Oz is often ranked
Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin and Clara
on best-movie lists with critics and public polls.
Blandick, Terry the dog (billed as Toto), and the

OZ
Singer Midgets as the Munchkins.
Academy Award
IO N
P R E S E NTAT
The film, notable for its musical score and
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
M U LT IM E D IA

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unusual characters, has become an icon of

TH E WIZ A
American popular culture. It was nominated for
six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It
Enjoy the beloved music and songs of
won Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow"
The Wizard of Oz on the big screen

OF
and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart.
accompanied live by your Plano
Symphony Orchestra.

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TIME 6 FEB 17, 2018 | 8 PM
Eisemann Center

FOR
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
HECTOR GUZMAN Time for Three, the group that defies traditional
classification, won seven standing ovations from a
CONDUCTOR
turn-away Plano Symphony audience two seasons

THREE
NICOLAS KENDALL ago. The audience spoke loudly and quickly,
VIOLIN requesting a return engagement by the trio famed
for their uncommon mix of virtuosity, improvisation
CHARLES YANG and showmanship.
VIOLIN
This trio has thrilled audiences all over the world.
RANAAN MEYER They are at home in Carnegie Hall, in famous night
DOUBLE BASS clubs, with symphony orchestras, at NFL games, on
highly acclaimed albums, or in collaborations with
artists from practically every genre of music.

Known for performances of:


Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, mash-ups of hits by
the Beatles, Justin Timberlake and more, plus
a one-of-a-kind Orange Blossom Special.

SIMPLY PUT:
THEYRE A KNOCKOUT!

THREE BENEVOLENT MONSTERS,


MONSTERS OF ABILITY AND
TECHNIQUE SURELY. BUT ALSO
CONVEYORS OF AN INFECTIOUS
JOY THAT I FIND BOTH
TOUCHING AND MOVING.
Sir Simon Rattle
Tf3 photo: LeAnn Meuller

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7 MAR 24, 2018 | 8 PM
Eisemann Center
8 APR 28, 2018 | 8 PM
St. Andrew United Methodist Church

35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON FINALE

Fermaint Photography / Mike Lancaster / Larry Pollis


CLIBURN GOLD
Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude
the 2017-2018 Anniversary Season with a much
beloved pianist and one of the largest and most HECTOR GUZMAN
moving symphonies in the orchestra repertory. CONDUCTOR

Since his Gold Medal win at the Thirteenth Van


HAOCHEN ZHANG
Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, PIANO
26-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has
captivated audiences in the United States, Europe,
and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical
sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular
virtuosity. This includes Plano Symphony audiences.

The 35th Anniversary season concludes with

YOUNG ARTISTS
Mahlers moving Symphony No. 1, written for large
orchestra. Mahlers music has a way of deeply

AND CARMINA BURANA


touching the human condition. This demanding
WITH CHORUS,
work is a testament to how far the Plano Symphony
SOLOISTS AND DANCERS
Orchestra has come in its 35 years.

Not performed in seven years by the Plano Symphony,


HECTOR GUZMAN Carmina Burana is Carl Orffs most popular work and one
CONDUCTOR of the most enjoyed pieces in the orchestra and chorus RACHMANINOFF

Benjamin Ealovega
RAINELLE KRAUSE
repertory. The famous collection of sacred and profane Piano Concerto No. 1
songs is based on 24 poems from a medieval collection
SOPRANO
of the same name. The work is for large orchestra, MAHLER
JOSE GUZMAN chorus and three soloists. Its immensely attractive music
Symphony No. 1
TENOR has been used in commercials, cinema, and like this
performance, dance. Hector Guzman and the Orchestra
DANIEL SCOFIELD
are joined by members of the Collin County Ballet
BARITONE
Theatre and the Plano Civic Chorus in this unique 35th
WINNERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY Anniversary offering of excerpts from Carmina Burana.
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
Then prepare to be amazed by the incredible winners of
COLLIN COUNTY BALLET THEATRE
KIRT HATHAWAY, DIRECTOR the annual Collin County Young Artist Competition in their
concerto-winning performances -- an amazing showcase
PLANO CIVIC CHORUS of extraordinary young talent.
RALPH STANNARD, DIRECTOR

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The Plano Symphony Orchestras Virtuoso Society is a special group of passionate and
committed supporters of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and its mission. Virtuoso Society
members make a five-year commitment of at least $1,000 per year. Special benefits include:

Elegant Rotogravure Dinner Opportunity to Sit in the


Orchestra During a Rehearsal
Receptions with Guest Artists
Acknowledgment in the Symphony
Mimosas with the Maestro
Program Books
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Making Wonderful New Friends
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Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Season and more!

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WHERE WE PERFORM
JULY 4, 2017 | 3 PM | EISEMANN CENTER

PATRIOTIC POPS
Join Hector Guzman, your Plano Symphony Orchestra, CHARLES W. EISEMANN CENTER
members of the Plano Civic Chorus, and the Patriotic
HECTOR GUZMAN 2351 PERFORMANCE DRIVE
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CONDUCTOR RICHARDSON, TX 75082
Plano Symphony in the cool comfort of the Eisemann
Center as we honor our country and the people
dedicated to preserving our freedom. Subscribers
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Orchestra............................................ $24 Front Mezzanine................................ $18 ARE PERFORMED HERE
Orchestra Terrace............................... $21 Mezzanine.......................................... $14
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OCTOBER 22, 2017 | 3 PM | EISEMANN CENTER

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funded in part by The City of Plano

Join your Plano Symphony Orchestra for this


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popular Halloween melodies and favorites from


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Wear your favorite costume, come early for the


popular Instrument Petting Zoo, the conductors
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Mary Poppins and
more on Broadway

CONRAD TAO,
PIANO
An explosive force

THE WIZARD
OF OZ
A Multimedia
Presentation

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Virtually Sold Out for TIME FOR THREE
11 Consecutive Seasons A knockout - back by
popular demand

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