5 | FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - SYMPHONIC SERIES
SYMPHONIC Kevin Hall | Principal Bassoon
SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2016
Dvořák’s New World Symphony Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor James Ehnes, violin SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” The 2016-2017 season opens with Dvořák’s soaring “New World Symphony.” Plus, the orchestra will perform two works by Shostakovich: the vibrant Festive Overture, and the technically demanding and powerful Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring James Ehnes.
PHOTO: JULIEN LAMBERT
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2016
NOVEMBER 4-6, 2016
Hough Plays Rachmaninoff
Elgar’s Enigma Variations
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Mason Bates, visiting composer
Nicholas Carter, conductor Paul Appleby, tenor Molly Norcross, horn
BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
THOMAS ADÈS Three Studies from Couperin BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings ELGAR Enigma Variations
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, a work inspired by a trip to Rome. Plus, two guest artists will be prominently featured on the program. Pianist Stephen Hough performs Rachmaninoff’s youthful and romantic Piano Concerto No. 1, and visiting composer Mason Bates returns for a performance of his Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, a colorful work Bates describes as “teeming with strange creatures and wild sonic effects.”
Australian conductor Nicholas Carter leads the orchestra in a concert showcasing music from England. Elgar’s Enigma Variations, 14 vivid and charming sketches of his friends and acquaintances, forms the centerpiece of this concert. Thomas Adès' Three Studies from Couperin provides beautifully orchestrated settings for three works by composer François Couperin. And Britten’s song cycle, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, will showcase the talents of tenor Paul Appleby and the FWSO’s own principal horn, Molly Norcross.