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17/18 FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA M I G U E L H A R T H - B E D O YA , M U S I C D I R E C T O R

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It's always a thrill to be on stage at Bass Hall. Making music with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and sharing it with our audience is a unique experience each time, and that's why every concert is exhilarating! I'd like to point out some highlights of the 2017-18 season that are particularly exciting to me. Along with the joy of standard masterpieces and beloved familiar artists, I am eager to perform some innovative, challenging programming: First, we will be bringing back notable contemporary composers Anna Clyne, Mason Bates, and Jimmy López. We are really excited to have commissioned a symphonic version of Jimmy's lauded new opera, Bel Canto. We will also tackle works that the FWSO and I have never performed together before, such as Rachmaninoff's overly romantic 3rd Symphony, Strauss’ impressive Ein Heldenleben and Debussy's Spanish-flavored Iberia. Finally, we will begin an exciting journey with our new Artistic Partner, violinist Augustin Hadelich, who will be performing symphonic concerts with us, as well as joining us on tour to Washington DC's Kennedy Center in April 2018. Each new season is an opportunity to push ourselves toward greater artistic depth and achievement, and I can't wait to get started! —Miguel Harth-Bedoya Music Director


SAVINGS No matter which series you attend, you save up to 35% off the price of individual tickets. All subscriptions are discounted.

CONVENIENCE You can exchange your tickets to another series performance when your schedule gets in the way.

GREAT SEATS Your seat is YOURS for all the concerts in your package. Plus, you have first access to keep or upgrade your seat during renewals.

PRIORITY ACCESS You get advance access to the best seats before tickets are available to the general public. For a list of special concerts, see page 3. Plus, subscribers always save 15% when purchasing additional tickets for Pops or Symphonic concerts.

EXTRAS In addition to free parking in the 777 Main Street Garage, subscribers also receive discounts at area restaurants and attractions, free concert reminders, and complimentary admission to Meet the Music – the FWSO’s classical music pre-concert conversations.

Subscribe to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 Season for as little as $16 per concert.

All programs and artists are subject to change. All performances are held in Bass Performance Hall unless otherwise noted. All Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 PM except for the Gala which begins at 7 PM. All Sunday performances begin at 2 PM unless otherwise noted. PHOTO: JULIEN LAMBERT

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Exclusives SUBSCRIBER

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Elegant. Sublime. Captivating. The signature sound of Chris Botti has enchanted millions of fans worldwide. The GRAMMY Award-winning trumpeter joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only performance. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert!

Symphony at the Movies

Chris Botti

Tickets: $35 $50 $65 $80 $95

It’s a Wonderful Life Bring your whole family to this screening of the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life in Bass Performance Hall. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs the soundtrack live in an uplifting, powerful experience sure to brighten your spirits and soothe your soul. Tickets: $35 $50 $60 $80 $90

Only subscribers can purchase tickets now to these one-nightonly concerts. NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Handel’s Messiah It’s a timeless holiday tradition—join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Chorale for Handel’s Messiah. Start your season with an evening of stunning solos, immortal choruses, and thrilling orchestration. Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale Tickets: $25 $35 $50 $65 $75 3 | FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


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BOYZ II MEN

JANUARY 6, 2018

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Their velvety vocals and seductive harmonies defined the 90s R&B sound. Be there when four-time GRAMMY Award-winners Boyz II Men join the Fort Worth Symphony for an evening of chart-topping hits.

New Year’s Eve GRAMMY-Award-winning singer Carmen Bradford, a household name to many and one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today, joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to ring in the New Year. GRAMMY and Emmy awardwinning conductor Lee Musiker leads this singin’, swingin’ celebration of the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald.

Boyz II Men

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Lee Musiker, conductor Carmen Bradford, vocalist Tickets: $35 $50 $65 $80 $90

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Symphonic SERIES

Subscription packages start at just $16 per concert.

The Symphonic Series offers 10 concerts featuring world-class artists, timeless classics, and exciting new works performed in beautiful Bass Performance Hall.

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OCTOBER 27-29, 2017

A game-changing addition to the concerto repertoire, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto showcases the full expressive and virtuosic powers of the instrument.

With an expansive orchestra, Strauss paints a grandiose picture of his take on the life of a hero: himself.

Hadelich Plays Mendelssohn

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin

A Hero’s Life

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3

OCTOBER 6-8, 2017

NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Enigma Variations

Prokofiev said of his ever-popular Symphony No. 5, “it was born in me and clamored for expression.”

Elgar’s storied work describes 14 friends through 14 variations that continue to delight and perplex even the most dedicated music-lovers.

Teddy Abrams, conductor and piano MICHAEL TILSON-THOMAS Agnegram RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Nicholas Carter, conductor Behzod Abduraimov, piano VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 ELGAR Enigma Variations fwsymphony.org | 817.665.6500 | 6

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SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017


JANUARY 12-14, 2018

Nights in the Gardens of Spain Relax to Falla’s lush symphonic impressions of three Spanish gardens with all of their grandeur and mystique. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Joaquín Achúcarro, piano FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain ALBÉNIZ, arr. HALFFTER Rapsodia Española GRANADOS Intermezzo from Goyescas DEBUSSY Ibéria from Images

FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018

The Firebird

Perhaps Stravinsky’s most famous work, the Suite from The Firebird is a remarkable selection of the ballet’s most evocative moments. Andrew Gourlay, conductor William Hagen, violin BRAHMS Violin Concerto RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 revision)

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018

MARCH 16-18,2018

Pictures at an Exhibition

Beethoven’s 7th

Pictures at an Exhibition alternates between majestic promenades and wonderfully vivid musical images.

Listeners at the premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 demanded an immediate encore of its second movement, which remains as popular to this day.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Raphaela Gromes, cello SCHUBERT Overture to Alfonso and Estrella SCHUMANN Cello Concerto MUSSORGSKY, orch. GORCHAKOV Pictures at an Exhibition

Ward Stare, conductor Paul Appleby, tenor Molly Norcross, horn ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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APRIL 6-7, 2018*

Hadelich Plays Bernstein The FWSO performs this highly-collaborative concert with two visiting composers, Augustin Hadelich and Texas Ballet Theater.

ANNA CLYNE RIFT: A Symphonic Ballet for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade JIMMY Lร“PEZ Bel Canto: A Symphonic Canvas (FWSO Co-Commission) *Please note there is no Sunday performance of this concert. The matinee will be on Saturday.

MAY 18-20, 2018

Scheherazade Scheherazade is a musical story within a story, a wonderful set of tales told by a tale-spinning woman in danger. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Mason Bates, visiting composer MASON BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

AUGUSTIN HADELICH

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Price Level 4:

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Price Level 5:

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Pops SERIES

Subscription packages start at just $25 per concert.

The Star Telegram Pops Series offers 7 entertaining concerts offering something for everyone.

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The Beat Goes On! Music of the Baby Boomers

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017

Hollywood Hits

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Brian Byrne, conductor Kelly Levesque, vocalist

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra kicks off its Pops season with a throwback to the ’60s. Join us as six incredible vocalists turn back the clock to when the “Fab Four” took the world by storm, The Supremes put Motown on the map, and The Beach Boys made summer “endless.” Reminisce with music from television, the movies, and the airwaves, including hits by Burt Bacharach, Simon & Garfunkel, Frankie Valli, and more.

Golden Globe nominated composer, conductor Brian Byrne brings an exciting evening of Hollywood film music to the stage. Enjoy hits from John Williams, the James Bond films, Korngold and other favorite movie themes. The fabulous vocalist Kelly Levesque will bring to life popular songs from the movies including Byrne's film songs originally created for Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, and Kelly Clarkson.

OCTOBER 13-15, 2017

NOVEMBER 24-26, 2017

Ron Spigelman, conductor Tony DeSare, piano and vocals

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

I Love a Piano

Join Tony DeSare and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of iconic piano music that spans more than a century and culminates in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. You’ll also hear perennial favorites by Elton John, Ray Charles, John Lennon, and Billy Joel in this must-see tribute to those ivory keys.

Home for the Holidays

Let Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you kick off your holiday season! Home for the Holidays is a fun-filled family tradition that features all of your favorite seasonal songs and a special visit by a man in a red and white suit. Help us bring good tidings to all as we celebrate this season of joy and generosity.

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SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2017


Pops JANUARY 26-28, 2018

Let’s Dance!

William Waldrop, conductor Get that dancin’ feelin’ as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a range of popular dance styles including waltz, tango, swing, ’50s pop, and cha-cha. A team of seven professional dancers will join the musicians onstage to strut their stuff to a toe-tapping orchestral showcase, and two vocalists will sing music from Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and “Dirty Dancing.”

MARCH 9-11, 2018

Disney FANTASIA: Live in Concert Ted Sperling, conductor Mickey Mouse calls to the magic in all of us in this not-to-be missed high-definition screening of scenes from Walt Disney’s immortal films FANTASIA and FANTASIA 2000. Remember Donald Duck’s ark? The hippopotamus in a tutu? Mickey as the sorcerer’s apprentice? Your Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a live soundtrack to these scenes and more. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts (c). All rights reserved.

POPS SERIES Price Level 1

$539

Price Level 2

$476

Price Level 3

$441

Price Level 4

$385

Price Level 5

$273

Price Level 6

$182

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Pink Martini

Portland-based and positively fabulous, Pink Martini takes you on a multilingual, genre-defying journey that’s sure to delight and entertain. Backed by members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra string section, Pink Martini closes out the Pops Season in a night of enchanting hits.

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APRIL 13-15, 2018


Festival CLASSICAL MASTERS

THE MUSIC OF MOZART, HAYDN, AND BEETHOVEN

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FESTIVAL 2 - AUGUST 26, 2017

The final year of the Classical Masters Festival opens with a FREE screening of the Academy Award-Winning film Amadeus on the Sundance Square plaza.

The only work written by Mozart for the harp, the Concerto for Flute and Harp is an elegant masterpiece for both instruments.

Amadeus on Sundance Square Plaza

Haydn’s “London” Symphony

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Jake Fridkis, flute Maria Luisa Rayán, harp HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London” MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp BEETHOVEN Wellington’s Victory Prices for a two-concert package:

Price Level 1 $136 Price Level 2 $111 Price Level 3 $83 Price Level 4 $60 Price Level 5 $34 FESTIVAL 3 - AUGUST 27, 2017

Beethoven’s Fourth

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 is one of his sunniest, a remarkably-constructed work that continues to delight. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Adam Golka, piano HAYDN Toy Symphony MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

*Pre-concert performances begin at 6:30 PM on Friday and Saturday and 1PM on Sunday.

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FEBRUARY 10, 2018 | A Gala Evening with Itzhak Perlman Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman teams up with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for its 2018 Gala, with music from your favorite films, including selections from Casablanca, Out of Africa, Far and Away, and Schindler’s List, for which he performed the original solo in collaboration with John Williams himself. This evening of magic and music is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Prices: $35 $55 $70 $90 $115

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