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This year is a momentous one for me - it marks my 30th year as a professional conductor! What a privilege it is to be able to build a career around an art form that exudes passion, touches the spirit and brings communities together. With the 201819 season, I also begin my 19th season as Music Director for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Creating music with my colleagues, the wonderful musicians of the FWSO, continues to be such an exciting thing and I’m thrilled to be bringing our audiences more wonderful concert experiences over the coming months. We have a great balance of beloved works (Brahms, Richard Strauss, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky) and new music from visiting composers Jimmy López, Andrew Norman, and Antonio Juan-Marcos. These brilliant young composers propel our art forward with new influences and fresh ideas. The orchestra also celebrates the music and centennial year of the great American composer Leonard Bernstein with three evenings devoted to his greatest works. We will see many exciting guest artists including violinist James Ehnes, pianist Alessio Bax, FWSO Principal Oboe Jennifer Corning Lucio, violinist Simone Porter, pianist Stephen Hough, percussionist Colin Currie, and guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas. Each season we challenge ourselves to reach higher goals of artistic achievement. We couldn’t do it without your enthusiasm and support.
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FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2018-2019 SEASON
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Ben Folds | SEPT. 22, 2018 Edwin Outwater conductor Back by popular demand, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ben Folds will join the FWSO for a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY performance featuring fan favorites and more. Book early for this sure-to-sell- out event!
Handel’s Messiah | DEC. 3, 2018 Alejandro Gómez Guillén conductor The joy of the season comes to life in Handel’s majestic Messiah. Let the thrilling choruses, soaring solos and triumphant orchestration be a joyful and powerful beginning to your holiday celebrations.
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Home Alone with Orchestra DEC. 15, 2018
Will Rogers Auditorium Scott Terrell conductor Lone Star Youth Chorus A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family! © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox
New Year’s Eve: My Sinatra DEC. 31, 2018
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Cary Hoffman vocalist Ring in the New Year with a stirring tribute to Frank Sinatra. Vocalist Cary Hoffman brings the live concert version of his hit NYC off-Broadway show to Bass Hall for a swinging celebration. Enjoy more than 20 classic Sinatra songs, authentically performed by Hoffman and the FWSO.
Symphonic SERIES The Symphonic Series offers 10 concerts featuring worldclass artists, timeless classics, and exciting new works performed in the beautiful Bass Performance Hall. Subscription packages start at just $16 per concert.
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Tchaikovsky Extravaganza | SEPT. 14-16, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor James Ehnes violin TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” The 2018-2019 season opens with an all-Tchaikovsky program. Experience the exhilarating Capriccio Italien and the emotionally turbulent Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.” Bask in the virtuosity of James Ehnes’ performance of the devilishly difficult yet dazzling Violin Concerto. It’s an opening event you won’t want to miss!
La mer | OCT. 5-7, 2018 MAJA BOGDANOVIĆ
Eugene Tzigane conductor Maja Bogdanović cello BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 SMETANA The Moldau from Má Vlast DEBUSSY La mer Music inspired by water is at the core of this program conducted by Eugene Tzigane. Experience Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Smetana’s The Moldau, which evokes the flow of the Vltava River from its source in the mountains of the Bohemian Forest, through the Czech countryside, to the city of Prague. Debussy’s La mer offers a rich and evocative depiction of the underwater realm. Also, Maja Bogdanović will shine in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto.
Daphnis et Chloé | OCT. 26-28, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Alessio Bax piano Antonio Juan-Marcos visiting composer BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 ANTONIO JUAN-MARCOS Canto de Semillas (World Premiere) RAVEL Selections from Daphnis et Chloé Bask in the warmth of Brahms’ melodic genius when Alessio Bax returns to the FWSO to perform the majestic Piano Concerto No. 2. Delight in selections from Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé – a flawless gem of Impressionistic art. Plus, experience the world premiere of a new work by Antonio Juan-Marcos. 6
Appalachian Spring | NOV. 9-11, 2018 Jacomo Bairos conductor Jennifer Corning Lucio oboe LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 STRAUSS Concerto for Oboe COPLAND Appalachian Spring MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2 Enjoy a program of music inspired by dance! Experience Liszt’s lively Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Márquez’s vivacious Danzón No. 2, and Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring. Plus, FWSO Principal Oboist Jennifer Corning Lucio takes center stage for a performance of Strauss’ intricate Oboe Concerto.
Also sprach Zarathustra | JAN. 11-13, 2019 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Jimmy López visiting composer JIMMY LÓPEZ Symphony No. 1 STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra The opening call of the trumpets in perfect intervals and the pounding of the timpani are instantly recognizable as Strauss’ epic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra. Experience this majestic work with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Plus, composer Jimmy López returns to Fort Worth for a performance of his Symphony No. 1: The Travails of Persiles and Sigismunda.
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JENNIFER CORNING LUCIO
Brahms and Bruch FEB. 1-3, 2019 Andrew Grams conductor Simone Porter violin SCHUMANN Overture to Hermann und Dorothea BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Andrew Grams last conducted the FWSO in March 2017 to rave reviews. He returns to Fort Worth to conduct Brahms’ idyllic Second Symphony and Schumann’s Overture to Hermann und Dorothea. Plus, Simone Porter returns to the FWSO for a performance of Bruch’s rich and seductive Violin Concerto No. 1.
SIMONE PORTER JACOMO BAIROS
Sibelius 5 FEB. 22-24, 2019 Ruth Reinhardt conductor Stephen Hough piano STRAVINSKY Danses Concertantes MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 In his diary, Sibelius noted the inspiration for the grand theme in his Fifth Symphony: “Today I saw 16 swans. God, what beauty!” Experience the music that depicts this moment with conductor Ruth Reinhardt and the FWSO. Also, distinguished pianist Stephen Hough performs Mendelssohn’s charming Piano Concerto No. 1.
Spano Conducts Mahler 5 MAR. 15-17, 2019 Robert Spano conductor Jessica Rivera soprano STRAUSS Four Last Songs MAHLER Symphony No. 5 Be there when world-renowned conductor Robert Spano leads the FWSO in Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 5. And soprano Jessica Rivera will soar in Strauss’ sublimely beautiful Four Last Songs. This is a not-to-be-missed event!
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Mahler5 ROBERT SPANO
Switch: Percussion Concerto APR. 5-7, 2019
Shostakovich 5 MAY 17-19, 2019
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Colin Currie percussion Andrew Norman visiting composer
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture ANDREW NORMAN Switch (Concerto for Percussion) MARTINŮ Symphony No. 1 Colin Currie says “Switch,” Andrew Norman’s concerto for percussion, “behaves like no other concerto I know.” Experience the FWSO premiere of this work and watch Currie move from one side of the stage to the other as he plays a variety of percussion instruments. Plus, Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Martinů’s Symphony No. 1, which journeys from mysterious to lyrical to brooding, culminating in a rhythmic and exciting finale.
KODÁLY Dances of Galánta RODRIGO Fantasía para un gentilhombre SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 Shostakovich said of his fifth symphony, “I think it is clear to everyone what happens in the Fifth. The rejoicing is forced, created under threat. It’s as if someone were beating you with a stick and saying, ‘Your business is rejoicing, your business is rejoicing…’” Experience this glorious work with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the FWSO in a simply stirring season finale. Plus, delight in the return of guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas in Rodrigo’s zesty and dance-filled Fantasía para un gentilhombre.
PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS
The Pops Series offers 7 entertaining concerts with something for everyone. Subscription packages start at just $25 per concert.
Superhero Soundtrack SEPT. 7-9, 2018 Stuart Chafetz conductor Dust off your cape and come dressed as your favorite superhero (or villain) for a concert that will take you up, up, and away! You’ll want to shout, “Holy Cowtown, Batman!” when you hear some of the most memorable superhero themes of all time from blockbusters like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Supergirl, X-Men: The Last Stand, and more performed by your Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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Super Diamond: A Tribute to Neil Diamond OCT. 12-14, 2018 Ron Spigelman conductor
TIME FOR THREE
“Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “I Am, I Said,” and of course “Sweet Caroline.” These are songs you know by heart by international pop icon Neil Diamond. Experience these hits and more when Super Diamond joins the Fort Worth Symphony Pops for a glittering performance of Neil’s power ballads and up-tempo hits, delivered with unrestrained enthusiasm!
Home for the Holidays NOV. 23-25, 2018
Time for Three NOV. 2-4, 2018 Time for Three is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, including their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by The Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and more.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Arlington High School Chamber Singers Lone Star Youth Chorus of Fort Worth Paschal High School Panther Chorale Summit High School Jaguar Chorale Once again, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you to usher in the holiday season! Experience seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra with combined choirs featuring some of the best young singers the area has to offer. It’s a family tradition in true FWSO style — where the audience gets to sing-along, Santa spreads cheer, and the chance of snow flurries is 100%!
Ragtime, Blues, & All That Jazz JAN. 18-20, 2019 Byron Stripling trumpet, vocals, conductor In this â€œtour de forceâ€? concert, Byron Stripling showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton plus blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Byron returns to Fort Worth for a weekend of entertaining and humorous vignettes about the music and its creators, plus a finale that closes with an unforgettable toe-tapping jam session that will bring the house down.
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MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS
Mariachi Los Camperos: Viva Mexico, Viva America! | MAR. 8-10, 2019 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor For more than 50 years, the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble has celebrated the rich vocal tradition of Mexico with a lively program featuring the country’s most beloved songs. The concert explores the works of Mexico’s many internationally renowned songwriters, highlighting the exquisite voices within Mariachi Los Camperos.
Jurassic Park – In Concert | MAR. 22-24, 2019 Damon Gupton conductor It’s one of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and it features one of the most iconic and beloved musical scores. Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highestgrossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performing Williams’ magnificent score live to picture. Welcome… to Jurassic Park! 14
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A Bernstein Centennial Festival Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a weekend showcasing the broad spectrum of his music.
Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony | AUG. 24, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano Slava!, A Political Overture Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”
PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTIN HOEBERMANN
PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTINA CHOE JACINTH
The opening festival concert spotlights the symphonic music of Leonard Bernstein. Full of both pulsating Latin rhythms and of lyrical and thoroughly romantic music, the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story weaves together many of the most memorable moments and melodies from the celebrated musical. And the “Jeremiah” Symphony, with references in biblical texts, evokes emotional states and illuminates humanity’s struggle to have faith in itself.
Bernstein On The Town | AUG. 25, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor David Shifrin clarinet Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Sonata for Clarinet Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront Jazz, Film, and Broadway music are the focus of the second festival concert. Experience music from On The Town and On the Waterfront. Plus celebrated clarinetist David Shifrin will perform the jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and the lyrical Sonata for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Voices of Bernstein | AUG. 26, 2018 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano Michael Adams baritone Bernstein Festival Chorus Overture to Candide Three Dances from Fancy Free Selections from Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Arias and Barcarolles, and more Chichester Psalms The festival concludes with an afternoon of vocal music. Enjoy selections from Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Arias and Barcarolles, and more with vocalists Kelley O’Connor and Michael Adams. Plus, the FWSO is joined by a chorus for a performance of the hopeful and lifeaffirming, jazzy and contemporary Chichester Psalms. 16
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New in 2018-19: A 3-concert Family Series sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Each concert takes place at Bass Performance Hall on a Saturday morning, preceded by fun crafts and activities in the lobby.
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Superhero Soundtrack, Jr. SEPT. 8, 2018 | 11:00 AM Put on your super suit and enjoy a pint-sized version of our Pops concert celebrating the musical movie themes of Superheroes.
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The Music of Harry Potter NOV. 3, 2018 | 11:00 AM This wildly popular program is coming back to bring you music from the Harry Potter film franchise.
Jurassic Parts FEB. 2, 2019 | 11:00 AM A new concert that tells the story of when instruments ruled the world. 18
“ ...cinematic but never schmaltzy, rock-inflected but never corny, classical but never stuffy.”
A Gala Rock Concert with
Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills FEB. 9, 2019 Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Robert McDuffie violin Mike Mills bass guitar VIVALDI The Four Seasons MIKE MILLS Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra GRAMMY-nominated violinist, Robert McDuffie joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an exciting gala concert that fuses the old and the new. The orchestra will be joined by a rock band for a cuttingedge performance of Mike Mills’ (of R.E.M. fame) Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra – a work written for McDuffie. This is a performance you won’t want to miss. McDuffie and the Orchestra will also perform Vivaldi’s ubiquitous Four Seasons – a work that has become ingrained into the fabric of our culture, but that is best experienced LIVE.
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