Originally called the Plano Chamber Orchestra at its inception in 1983, the ensemble’s repertoire includes the work of seminal pops artists such as The Beatles and Judy Garland in addition to the standard classical repertoire from Paganini and Beethoven to Respighi and Rimsky-Korsakov. As a supplement to the concert season, the organization offers a Family Symphony Sundays Series and Instrument Petting Zoo with younger audiences in mind, as well as the Symphony Debutante program for young women and their parents.
Plano Symphony Orchestra Information
- Other Venues: St. Andrew United Methodist Church (5801 West Plano Parkway, Plano); Courtyard Theater of Plano (1509 H Avenue, Plano); and Frisco Discovery Center (8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco)
- Public Transportation: Good for The Eisemann Center (a 2-minute walk from the DART Red and Orange Rail lines, and bus 824 at the Galatyn Park Station), the St. Andrew United Methodist Church (a 2-minute walk from DART bus 841 at Balcones Drive/West Plano Parkway), and the Courtyard Theater (a short walk from DART bus 870 at 15th Street/H Avenue; and a 2-minute walk from the Red and Orange Rail lines at the Downtown Plano Station). Poor for the Frisco Discovery Center
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good at all locations
- Performances/Programs: 8 Main Series performances, and 5 Family Series performances per concert season
- Ticket Prices: Range from $9–$70
- Subscriptions: 8-concert series ($80–$352); 5-concert series ($60–$290); and 5-pack Family Series ($27–$47) with prices varying by seat selection
- Membership: Prelude Circle ($50–$99); Harmony Circle ($100–$249); Sonata Circle ($250–$599); Madrigal Circle ($600–$999); Overture Circle ($1,000–$2,499); Concerto Circle ($2,500–$4,999); and Fanfare Circle ($5,000–$9,999). Benefits are tiered with every member receiving a subscription to the Symphony E-Notes Newsletter; an invitation to Membership Events; and eligibility for Guild Membership.