Irving Symphony Orchestra

A nonprofit organization

$7,947 raised by 7 donors

57% complete

$14,000 Goal

Our 2024-2025 Opening Night Concert on October 12, 2024, initiates our 62nd Concert Season of sharing the gift of classical and pops music with our community patrons and attendees. Come see and hear our season performances as we share movie themes, classical piano/orchestra, a vocal repertoire that takes your soul to the mountain tops, and snazzy arrangements to get your groove on. We love to mix traditional classical orchestral music with a myriad of talented guest artists who share our stage to expand musical genres for our audiences. Our professional orchestra musicians continue to join these extraordinary guest artists each season for a high standard of classical and pop performances. 

Currently, under the music direction of Maestro Hector Guzman, who has been with the Irving Symphony for 32 years, thousands of Irving and DFW-area residents enjoy at least seven performances, including a free multi-media youth concert for hundreds of Irving and surrounding communities of students. We also work with Southern Methodist University's Music Department to select students who are composers-in-residence from its highly acclaimed studies program who debut an original composition during each concert season.

Our Needs

The ISO's Healing Notes program is always looking to expand as additional funds are requested and received. Our "Bats 'n Brass" Miracle League program is a partnership with the YMCA. The Miracle League provides children with physical limitations and other special needs the opportunity to play softball/baseball in a safe, fun atmosphere on their own "Miracle Field." The Irving Symphony's professional brass ensemble performs at their games as a show of team spirit and support for the participants and their families.

We also bring Healing Notes to patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas and senior/assisted living facilities in the area. The positive impact of our Healing Notes is that an otherwise under-served population is being reached at no cost to them for the enjoyment of the musical arts in their healing and restorative routines. Music can lead to an uptick in morale and well-being, which has a substantial positive impact on any community. A new endeavor we would love to expand upon in the foreseeable future is to share the gift of live musical performances within shelters and for the homeless community, as logistics are still being worked out. The ISO is committed to performance excellence, musical education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment for all ages and people groups. 


The mission of the Irving Symphony Orchestra is to provide artistically satisfying professional music and education programs for the people of Irving and the surrounding region, creating a climate in which the Irving Symphony Orchestra will flourish in a fiscally sound manner.


We continue to seek financial support that supplements the income from ticket sales which only covers about 60% of our regular musical activities. Through donations and grant awards that are received, the need can be met to provide live musical concert experiences and education to those populations that can't travel to hear a performance or afford a ticket price to attend. We can bring the performance to more audiences through our Healing Notes community outreach. The sounds of a live classical music experience is such a vital component to enriching our community when we can meet others at their moment of need as they request of us. This truly provides a factor of stability within a community at large that is a positive outcome for everyone.

Equity Statement

We, Irving Symphony Orchestra (ISO), believe that diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices create, sustain, and build strong organizations. We endeavor to model inclusion and equity in all areas of our organization including programming, employment, and audience engagement. By so doing, we will increase the diversity of our orchestra, and by treasuring the experiences and ideas of each person, we deepen our collective creative perspectives.

The ISO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression or identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Organization Data


Organization name

Irving Symphony Orchestra

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served

Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Collin

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


225 E. John Carpenter Fwy. Suite 120
Irving, TX 75062



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