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Valley Symphony Orchestra

McAllen, TX, United States

== Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (BVSO) == The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (BVSO) is a renowned non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to promoting the musical arts for cultural and educational purposes in the Brazos Valley. Founded in 1981, the BVSO emerged from the merger of two smaller community music groups: the Brazos Symphony Orchestra and the Bryan-College Station Chamber Orchestra. This union also led to the establishment of the Brazos Valley Symphony Society, a non-profit entity incorporated in Texas to support the symphony's mission of maintaining high artistic standards. === History === The Brazos Valley area, enriched by the presence of Texas A&M University and the cities of Bryan and College Station, has seen considerable growth in its economic, population, and cultural sectors. The symphony has been a part of this evolution, offering a diverse range of performances including seven subscription concerts, two children's concerts, and a chamber music series each season. Initially, the orchestra was composed of volunteer musicians from the local community, Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff. In 2005, the BVSO began a transition to become a per-service orchestra, where all musicians are compensated for their performances. This move was part of a broader strategy to professionalize the organization, which also included the appointment of a professional administrator. In September 2007, Sandra Castanon was appointed as the Executive Director, marking a significant milestone in the BVSO's development. The Symphony Society, the administrative arm of the orchestra, is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Society membership comprises patrons and businesses who contribute financially to the BVSO on an annual basis. The organization is affiliated with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras, and the League of American Orchestras. === Community Engagement and Support === The Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO) is an auxiliary group formed in 1984 to support the Symphony through concert attendance, hosting receptions, and organizing fundraising events such as Derby Day and Premiere Market. The BVSO is also deeply committed to community education and engagement. Programs like Symphony Goes to School, Symphony Belles, Children’s Concerts, and the Youth Concerto Competition are designed to foster appreciation for music among young people and provide opportunities for cultural enrichment. === Administration and Staff === The BVSO prides itself on its dedicated staff and board members who work tirelessly to ensure the organization's success. The professional musicians who form the core of the orchestra are recognized for their talent and commitment to excellence. Staff bios and further information about the Symphony Board and FASO members can be found on the BVSO's website. The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra continues to be a pillar of the arts in the Brazos Valley, enriching the community with high-quality musical performances and educational initiatives. == Contact Information == * Address: 243 Bowery Street, New York City, NY 10002 * Phone: 212-979-0001 * Email: nattickets@gmail.com For more information on concerts, events, tickets, and support, please visit the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra's official website.

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Valley Symphony Orchestra

McAllen, TX, United States

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