Education Concerts - Valley Symphony Orchestra

Education Concerts

Carmen is Coming!

Announcing the 2023 Education Concerts

The Valley Symphony Orchestra will invite students and teachers to enjoy music from one of the most famous operas ever written at the 2023 Education Concerts. The Orchestra will perform selections from Carmen, an opera about its heroine by the same name, written by Georges Bizet.

In-person programs will be held on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, 2023, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

The 40-minute program will feature famous selections from the opera, such as the Habanera, the Toureador, and many more recognizable melodies.

Learn more about Carmen in pop culture here!

Interested schools are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as space is limited and the concerts are expected to be fully booked.

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The Children’s Education Concert series was established in 2000 (formerly called the Rio Grande Valley International Music Festival) to address a need for music education and to provide exposure to the arts to students across the Valley.

For more than 20 years, the Valley Symphony Orchestra has performed for nearly 10,000 students each year across all grades. Through the collaboration of VSO and school districts, students are able to have a traditional, full-scale Symphonic experience at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

These concerts provide a one-of-a-kind experience that inspires young people to become interested and passionate about music, whether it’s pursuing music independently or becoming an educator or patron of the arts.

The VSO gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors of the education concerts:



The Alice G. Kleberg Foundation

The Rea Charitable Trust