Originally founded as the Next Gen Chamber Players by three college friends and fellow musicians in May 2017, the Mansfield Philharmonic serves as the first performing orchestra in the city of Mansfield. Upon learning about the strings program in the Mansfield Independent School District starting later that fall, the founders decided the new orchestra students would greatly benefit from having a performing ensemble in their neighborhood! The first (of many) hurdles was to first find adequate rehearsal facilities and concert venue.
Starting the 2018-2019 season fresh with an extensive list of full orchestra repertoire! Works include Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Handel’s Messiah, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, and more!