It tells you something about the low international profile of Spanish music that the pieces we most associate with the country... Bizet’s Carmen and Ravel’s Bolero... were composed by Frenchmen. Grover Wilkins and his Dallas-based Orchestra of New Spain are working to change that situation. - Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

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The orchestra gets its name from the present area of Texas and Mexico which was originally called New Spain by the Spanish explorers. We seek to present music from 'Old' Spain in the land of New Spain.

Pegasus Musical Society 501(c)3 d/b/a Orchestra of  New Spain


10260 N. Central Expy., Ste. 276
Dallas, TX 75231-3440
tel 214-750-1492
fax 214-750-1492 (on demand)

Upcoming Event: 
Thursday, July 30 | 6:30 pm
The Meadows Museum
The Boston Room
5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas 75205

 Music for Portrait of Infanta Margarita in Blue Dress

 Portrait of Infanta Margarita in Blue Dress by Diego Velázquez

While Diego Velázquez was painting secular subjects for the court, musical artists were exploring the delights of what we now call secular music, and what in other cultures were called madrigals, chansons and carols (and not just for Christmas!) Tonos humanos of the late Renaissance allowed guitarists and poets of the early 17th c. the liberty of moving beyond traditional references to Mary and Christ in order to express earthly love in and for itself, just as Velazquez had left behind religious painting for courtly and aristocratic subjects.

 The music for this concert is for five players and singers, intimate music for amorous ends and entertainments: Eric Smith on cello; Gregory Hamilton and Lane Redburn on theorbo (bass) and guitar; Heidi Klein and Katrina Burggraf-Kledas, sopranos; and Nicolas Garza, male alto. Among the works on the program will be music from Tous les Matins du Monde of Marin Marais.

Admission complimentary, seating limited, reservations for Patrons and Friends Season Ticket Holders and Museum Members. Call 214-750-1492 or email

Orchestra of New Spain Accepted for 2015-2016 Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster

We are pleased to announce the Orchestra of New Spain has been approved for inclusion on the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Texas Touring Roster. The Texas Touring Roster features some of the state’s best artistic talent and is designed to ensure that all Texans may enjoy events and performances by these artists in their local communities. ONS is one of 150 artists and arts companies selected for inclusion on the 2015-2016 roster.  Those who are interested in our concerts and educational outreach may apply for a portion of the negotiated fee (based on a sliding scale ranging from 30% to 50%) through Texas Commission on the Arts. Contracts may include a contingency clause stating "the contract is contingent upon receipt of fee support from the Texas Commission on the Arts." 

In order to apply for funding contact the Orchestra to determine what costs are included in the fee. Funding is also contingent upon the availability of TCA funds. 

Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Artist Link:


Click on the play list below to preview clips of recent recordings from the Orchestra's concerts.

Hodie si vocem eius audieritis
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Et apertis
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La maja bailarina
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Garrido de luto Caramba
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Credo-Et vitam
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