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2525 Ridgmar Boulevard Suite 307 Fort Worth, TX 76116 Telephone: 817.738.6536 Fax: 817.738.6534 Email: Web: No. 103 f a l l 2 012 ONE Cliburn in the Community >> Story on page 6 ALL The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Addario-McLean and her mother Julianne will travel to Competition will begin May 24, 2013, and the excitement Texas as well. According to Ms. Addario-McLean, is building—not only in Fort Worth, but also around “We wouldn’t miss it for anything! the world as potential competitors, artistic collaborators, Wild elephants, stampeding buffalo, volunteers, and Cliburn staff prepare for what promises to etc. could not keep us away!” be another landmark event. The 2013 Competition will Local attorney Tal Roberts, who claim additional space in the history books, marking the looks forward to sharing the culmination of the Cliburn’s yearlong 50th Anniversary Competition with his grand- Celebration. children, writes that he “can’t New and longtime competition enthusiasts are eagerly Cliburn 180˚ >> Story on page 7 Come Altré Media/Van Cliburn Foundation Come Fourteenth Competition Artistic Collaborators and Jurors >> Story on page 4 Rodger Mallison/Van Cliburn Foundation FOURTEENTH COMPETITION Inside This Issue wait for May to roll around.” awaiting the festival. Ninety-five-year-old Don Carter will We invite you to join these ardent make the journey from Georgia to Fort Worth for his fans and many others in Fort Worth’s fourth consecutive competition. Kansas residents Angela legendary Bass Performance Hall as Rodger Mallison/Van Cliburn Foundation Continued on page 2 • COMPETITION Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Van Cliburn 50th Anniversary Concert Features Four Gold Medalists Cliburn Concerts launched its 2012–2013 season with a very special 50th Anniversary Gold Medalists Concert and Celebration on September 6, 2012, at Bass Performance Hall. Four Cliburn gold medalists—Ralph Votapek (1962), André-Michel Schub (1981), Alexander Kobrin (2005), and Haochen Zhang (2009)—joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya to present concerti by Bach, Poulenc, and Mendelssohn. Gold medalists acknowledge the crowd from the Bass Hall balcony. Prior to the performance, Van Cliburn made a surprise appearance, wherein he thanked the audience for its “faithful support.” He went on to exclaim, “I love you from the bottom of my heart. Forever!” The heartfelt remarks were met with a prolonged standing ovation, as the hall filled with appreciation and love for Fort Worth’s most beloved musical icon. The evening’s celebration ended with a street party, where audience members greeted the four Cliburn medalists with a shower of confetti as they emerged onto the Bass Hall balcony. The scene was reminiscent of the tickertape parade that welcomed Van Cliburn home after his 1958 win at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition. 1

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