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Youth Orchestra Events

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra presents a four concert series annually at the Irving Arts Center. Additionally, students perform in the Irving, Las Colinas, and DFW communities throughout the year. Continue reading to purchase tickets and learn more about the 2019-2020 Season.

2019-2020 Season

November 6, 2019    |    December 6, 2019    |    March 4, 2020    |    May 13, 2020

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The Lone Star Youth Orchestra invites you to join us for “Autumn in Paris” on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Carpenter Hall in the Irving Arts Center.

Irving, TX; (October, 2019)  The Lone Star Youth Orchestra will open its 21st season on November 6th with a concert titled “Autumn in Paris”.  Composers represented on this French-themed program range from Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (known as “The Black Mozart”, and best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry) to Georges Bizet (whose final work, Carmen, has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire).  Works by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Gabriel Fauré are also included on concert program that is sure to whet your musical appetite for the upcoming LSYO season.  Vive la musique française!

Purchase your ticket at and show up to the concert at the Irving Arts Center on November 6th at 7:00 p.m.! 

Now in his fifth year as conductor of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Dr. Kevin Pearce brings a unique combination of a world-class musical background and an unending commitment to education. Pearce earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of North Texas, in the studio of David Itkin.  He currently teaches orchestra in the Rockwall ISD.  Prior to his move to North Texas, Pearce served from 2008-2013 as the inaugural Director of Orchestras at Cypress Lakes High School in the western suburbs of Houston.  During his tenure, the Cypress Lakes Orchestras won multiple UIL Sweepstakes awards, as well as top honors in local and national festivals.

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and is one of the most pivotal pre-college experiences for talented high school instrumentalists.  Membership in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to all middle and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players.  The LSYO offers rolling auditions throughout the season for interested student musicians.  Additional information regarding auditions can be found at or by calling (972) 252-4800.

Single tickets are available by visiting, by calling (972) 252-2787, or by purchase at the door.  Ticket prices are $6.50 per student and $13.50 for adults.  All seating is general admission.  “Autumn in Paris” will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall.  The Arts Center address is 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX  75062.

All Ticket prices include a $1.50 Box Office Fee
Tickets may be purchased by calling (972) 252-2787
or at the link below.

Photos by Elizabeth Baumler