Plano Symphony Orchestra to move performance season to Robinson Fine Arts Center

After decades at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Plano Symphony Orchestra is moving to the Robinson Fine Arts Center.

The Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is officially moving its performance season to the Plano ISD Robbie and Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center during the incoming 2024-2025 season that kicks off Sept. 28.

“We are so grateful to have performed for two decades at the beautiful Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts,” said music director Héctor Guzmán. “Having a concert hall to call our home has been a dream of mine since we began this musical journey 40 years ago. The Robinson has excellent acoustics and will help the PSO solidify its sound. Our orchestra has grown to the point where a permanent home is the natural progression of our growth and future aspirations.”

Photo provided by Plano Symphony Orchestra.

The opening concert, sponsored by Margot Perot and The Perot Foundation in honor of Robbie and Lynore Robinson, starts the season’s theme “New Beginnings.”

“The Robinson Fine Arts Center is named after longtime PSO supporters and Board members Lynore and Robbie Robinson whose dream was for Plano to be home to a state-of-the-art theatre/concert hall that would rival anything in the country,” said PSO Executive Director Greg Patterson. “When the Plano Independent School District opened the Center this year, the PSO was one of the first professional arts organizations approached to become a key community partner. This is a seminal moment for the PSO and our community. We are finally home, and it feels good!” 

The season includes:

  • Three world premieres commissioned by Dallas-based composers Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Quinn Mason, and Xi Wang
  • “Ballet and Bolero! An Opening Night” celebration featuring the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and a world premiere by Robert Xavier Rodríguez
  • A Tribute to Elvis Presley, featuring “the Paganini of the harmonica” Robert Bonfiglio
  • A multi-media presentation of “Video Games Live!” featuring the Plano Symphony Orchestra with PISD choirs
  • The annual tradition Home for the Holidays with the Plano West Chorale
  • “The Beat Goes On!” with the innovative percussionists Tambuco and the world premiere of “Shine Time” by Quinn Mason
  • A Broadway Valentine will offer classics like “Begin the Beguine” (Porter), “I Could Have Danced All Night” (My Fair Lady), “The Impossible Dream” (Man of La Mancha/Leigh), “Defying Gravity” (Wicked) and “All I Ask of You” (The Phantom of the Opera) and Broadway stars Alli Mauzey, LaKisha Jones and Jason Forbach
  • Shira Samuels-Shragg conducting Debussy’s innovative La Mer (The Sea) in An Oceanic Adventure, which also includes the winners of our Collin County Young Artist Competition
  • “Grand Finale!” with returning favorite, the world-renowned pianist Alessio Bax and a world premiere by Xi Wang
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