North Lake College music professor and local composer Dr. Francis Osentowski will premiere new
holiday music at the "Sundays at the Symphony" series of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving
on Sunday, December 12, at 3:30 p.m., at the Irving Art Center."A Holiday Celebration," music for orchestra and chorus, is three movements entitled "Three Kings,"
"Sleep Well, Baby Jesus," and "The Angels' Song" with lyrics by local poets Gary Swaim and Edward Garcia.
The New Philharmonic, conducted by Dr. Sergio Espinosa, will be accompanied by instrumentalists
from the Irving ISD All-City Orchestra and vocalists from the MacArthur High School choir,
prepared by MacArthur High School choir director Xavier Lazo.
Dr. Osentwoski has composed works for a variety of instrumental and vocal media, and has
written for video, theater and television. He has been a music professor at North Lake
College for more than 30 years.
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