Plano Symphony will hold an outdoor concert at the Hot Air Balloon Festival

In September, the Plano Symphony Orchestra will hold an outdoor concert at the HEB | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival as part of its 40th anniversary concert season.

The concert on September 22 will start at 7 p.m. and will feature “The Star-Spangled Banner” as well as music by Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magnificent Seven, Silverado and James Bond movies. There will also be performances of plays by Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Bernstein and Ellington. Maestro Héctor Guzmán will conduct the orchestra.

“The concert offers families the opportunity to enjoy the orchestra in an outdoor setting while hot air balloons glow in the background,” a spokesperson for the event said in an official statement.

General admission tickets for the hot air balloon festival give access to the concert and are $10 per person, $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over. There are also a limited number of $150 VIP tickets that include VIP parking, festival admission and special concert seating as well as access to a 6 p.m. wine and cheese reception before the 7 p.m. concert. h.

The Plano Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1983 as the Plano Chamber Orchestra. It changed its name in 1988 to reflect a wider musical repertoire.

To learn more about the upcoming hot air balloon festival, check out the event’s official website.

Originally from North Texas, Brian Ashcraft has lived in Japan for more than two decades. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning Japanese Whiskey and the Japanese Sake Bible. Before joining… More by Brian Ashcraft