Monday, March 22, 2010


The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra has asked José Irizarry, director of Allegretto Music, to orchestrate four musical pieces to be premiered on April 16 & 17, 2010 during their Fiesta Pops concerts at the Majestic Theatre. “It is really great to finally write for my local orchestra, where I have performed so many times,” said Jose, who has a Master's Degree in violin performance, and often plays with the San Antonio Symphony, “and it has been a great honor to work with Juan Ortiz and his legendary Mariachi Campanas de América.” The Theme of the Fiesta Pops concert is “Pride of San Antonio” and what better opportunity to feature José as part of that local pride! The concert will feature performances by Mariachi Campanas de América, the Guadalupe Theatre Dance Company and acclaimed trio Los Tres Reyes.

José Irizarry has been performing and producing music in San Antonio for 10 years, as owner of Allegretto Music (learn more about his live music services). He has published a highly successful collection of wedding music for strings, which is sold internationally (sheet music publications). And this is not the first time his orchestrations are featured by a symphony orchestra in Texas. Most recently, acclaimed San Antonio tenor Donald Braswell performed his arrangements, accompanied by the Symphony of the Hills in Kerrville.

Interesting to note, Mr. Irizarry is the musical director of Groove City Band (learn more about this San Antonio Band), which last year won the award for Best Band of the Fiesta Cavaliers River Parade. From the river barge to the stage at the Majestic Theater José's music shines through.

For further information, contact Allegretto Music at (210) 497-8831,

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