Since the introduction of the Children's Education Concerts in 2000, the Valley Symphony Orchestra has performed classical music concerts for over 200,000 children. The tradition continues as we embark on yet another exciting concert season of thrilling performances and cultural enrichment.


With the assistance of local schools, community leaders, and fine arts administrators, the Valley Symphony Orchestra has proudly engaged children from Brownsville to Roma. School administrators, teachers, private schools, homeschool teachers, and other interested parties are encouraged to contact us early to take advantage of available concert spaces.

The Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to invite you and your students to attend the annual Student Education Concerts to be held Friday, January 15 and 22, 2021. Led by Maestro Peter Dabrowski, the orchestra will take students on a Wild West Adventure, featuring selections from John Moross’ The Big Country Suite. There are three separate concerts scheduled daily, each beginning at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. All performances take place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center and are approximately 40 minutes in length.


The orchestra will perform music from the classic western film The Big Country. Rich in energy and excitement, the music begins with a soaring theme made for the open plains and canyons that then becomes a speedy train ride, cutting through the countryside. Students will appreciate the change in mood as the orchestra sets the atmosphere just right to imagine an old-style town with the arrival of the bandits. All of this and more can be heard as the Symphony takes the hall on a galloping wild ride!


Highlights of the educational concert experience include: 

  • A custom pre-concert guide for students and educators

  • Interactive engagement between the Maestro and the student audience

  • A full 80-person orchestral experience


Enclosed for your review are the registration form and flyer. Tickets are $6 per attendee (students and teachers) and we anticipate that the concerts will book up completely. Be sure to make your reservation by October 30, 2020, to secure your seats. Please feel free to contact us directly if you require assistance at (956) 661-1615, or mayra.reyes@valleyorchestra.org.


We are proud to provide the students of the Rio Grande Valley with a world-class educational and musical experience featuring our incredible orchestra musicians. Spaces are filling fast!


For information about the 2021 Children's Education Concerts, contact Mayra Reyes, Patron Services Coordinator, at mayra.reyes@valleyorchestra.org or call our office at (956) 661-1615.

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The Valley Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission

to engage and inspire the Rio Grande Valley through live orchestral and ensemble performances,

educational programs and community activities.

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