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FORT WORTH

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

C elebrate

Photo Credit Michael Zirkle

the legacy of

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

FA R E W E L L S E A S O N

2019/20


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“I want my final season to be a celebration of the music we make together.”

M I G U E L H A R T H - B E D OYA

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or me our 2019-20 season will be particularly momentous, as I will celebrate my 20th and final year as Music Director of the FWSO. The past two decades have been a gift: they have given me both the opportunity to work closely with the extraordinary group of musicians who make up the FWSO, and also to watch over the orchestra’s steady growth from a fine ensemble into an orchestra of remarkable breadth and sensitivity. I want my final season to be a celebration of the music we make together! Among the great programs this season, we will have some firsts, including the U.S. American premiere of Clockworking for orchestra by young Icelandic composer María Sigfúsdóttir in a program of Nordic music, as well as two world premieres, by composers Till MacIvor Meyn and Victor Agudelo. We will highlight some of the many important artists that have been important to the Symphony and to me, including Midori and Augustin Hadelich. We will be welcoming the Van Cliburn International Competition’s 2017 Gold Medal-winner, Yekwon Sunwoo, who will perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. And we will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of his glorious, anthemic Symphony No. 9. All of these final projects are quite important to me. Of course, they are made all the more meaningful with your presence. Come join us and be a part of it! Let’s celebrate!

Miguel Harth-Bedoya M U S I C D I R E C TO R


The Symphonic Series 10 CONCERTS. WORLD CLASS ARTISTS. TIMELESS CLASSICS. EXCITING NEW WORKS.

KELLEY O’CONNOR

YEKWON SUNWOO

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

OCTOBER 11-13, 2019

C l ibu r n G o l d P l a ys R a c h 3

Mahler 3

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Yekwon Sunwoo, piano Till MacIvor Meyn, visiting composer TILL MACIVOR MEYN: Remix (World Premiere) RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Mahler Festival Choir Texas Boys Choir MAHLER: Symphony No. 3

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.


NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019 CHLOË HANSLIP

 B arb er and Copland: A Salute to A me r ica Garrett Keast, conductor Chloë Hanslip, violin BARBER: Adagio for Strings BARBER: Violin Concerto COPLAND: Symphony No. 3

LISE DE LA SALLE

NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019

M oz a r t a n d Dvo řák  Christian Arming, conductor Lise de la Salle, piano

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

JON KIMURA PARKER

JANUARY 10-12, 2020

 G ri eg ’s Piano Concer to Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano María Sigfúsdóttir, visiting composer

MARÍA SIGFÚSDÓTTIR: Clockworking (U.S. Premiere) GRIEG: Piano Concerto SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 4


JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 2, 2020

ALLAN STEELE

Sym p h o n i e fa ntas ti q ue  Yaniv Dinur, conductor Allan Steele, cello BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

ROBERT TREVINO

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1, 2020

 T he Miraculous Mand ar in

Robert Trevino, conductor

WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde BARTOK: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

MARCH 13-15, 2020

S c h u mann and  S h o s takov i c h

Carlos Izcaray, conductor Ingrid Fliter, piano

DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

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INGRID FLITER


T he Symphonic Series “One of the many strengths of Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s tenure as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has been the frequent presentation of music by living composers, including a number of premieres.”

T H E AT E R J O N E S

AUGUSTIN HADELICH

MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA

APRIL 3-5, 2020

MAY 15-17, 2020

Bee t hove n ’s 9t h

H arth-B edoya and H ad e lich: A G rand Finale

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Twyla Robinson, soprano Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano Clifton Forbis, tenor Michael Adams, baritone Beethoven Festival Choir VIVIAN FUNG: Pizzicato BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin Victor Agudelo, visiting composer VICTOR AGUDELO: Algo va a suceder ... (World Premiere) DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.

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The Pops Series SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2019

OCTOBER 25-27, 2019

So n gs o f Jo u r ney, T he Ea gl es , F l e e t wood Mac & Mo re !

G H O STBUSTE RS F i lm with Live Orche stra

Michael Krajewski, conductor Shem Von Schroeck, Micah Wilshire, and Lori Zabka, vocalists

Join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team as they rid New York City of the likes of Slimer and Gozer the Gozerian! Experience director Ivan Reitman’s two-time Oscar and twotime Golden Globe-nominated film, Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis, screened live as the FWSO performs Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score and Ray Parker Jr.’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping theme song, “Ghostbusters.”

“Don’t Stop (Thinking about Tomorrow)” and definitely “Don’t Stop Believin’” when the FWSO takes you back to the 70s and 80s in this high-voltage program featuring music by Journey, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Enjoy hits like “Landslide,” “Faithfully,” “Hotel California,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Take It Easy,” and much more performed by the FWSO with three amazing vocalists. These are songs you know by heart and songs that you’ll be singing all the way home!

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Peter Bernstein, conductor

“Who ya gonna call?”


7 CONCERTS. POPULAR MUSIC YOU KNOW AND LOVE. T H E VA R I E T Y YO U C R AV E .

Dee Daniels

NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019

NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 1, 2019

Unfo rg e tt a b l e : Na t a n d N a t a l i e

H o m e for the Holidays

William Waldrop, conductor Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels, vocalists Two legendary performers. Father and daughter. Nat and Natalie. Both Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole put their individual stamp on the jazz and pop music of their day and won multiple GRAMMY Awards along the way. UNFORGETTABLE honors this incredible father/daughter duo whose flexible musical style and undeniable talent continue to influence the best musicians of today.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra help you to usher in the holiday season with music you know and love! Experience seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra and special guests. Make memories with your loved ones and create new traditions in true FWSO style - where the audience gets to sing-along, Santa spreads cheer, and the chance of snow flurries is 100%!

“Top to bottom, the orchestra played gloriously.” DA L L AS M O R N I N G N E WS

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.

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T he Pops Series KENNY G

JANUARY 24-26, 2020

R EVOLU T IO N: The B eatles Sym p h o n i c E x p eri enc e The Beatles come to life in Revolution, the new symphonic tribute to the Fab Four, featuring the FWSO and top vocalists performing arrangements transcribed from the original master recordings at Abbey Road. Accompanied by hundreds of rare and unseen photos from the historic, London-based archives of The Beatles’ official fan magazine – The Beatles Book Monthly – along with stunning video and animation, Revolution will take you on a sensational multimedia journey of The Beatles, including more than 25 top hits like “Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,” “All You Need is Love,” “Get Back,” “Hey, Jude,” and much more! MARCH 6-8, 2020

Oh, Wh a t A N i ght! Carl Topilow, conductor Connor Bogart, vocalist Celebrated vocalist Connor Bogart and Cleveland Pops conductor Carl Topilow take you on a whirlwind tour of the Great White Way in this fun program, performing cherished hits from your favorite musicals. You’ll enjoy selections from Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, and of course Jersey Boys. “Oh, what a night” of Broadway show-stoppers! MAY 22-24, 2020

Ke n ny G Back by popular demand! Superstar saxophonist Kenny G returns to the FWSO in a stunning finale to the 2019-2020 Pops series. Relax to the mellow sounds of Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and highest-selling instrumental musician of our time, as he performs hits like “Havana,” “Forever in Love,” “Heart and Soul,” “Silhouette” and “My Heart Will Go On.”

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Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.


A Latin Spectacular FESTIVAL Over the past two decades, Miguel HarthBedoya has brought the breadth and depth of Latin American music to the FWSO, Bass Hall, and beyond. We honor this contribution with a joyful celebration of the richness of Latin American music.

In the year 2000, the same year he began his 20-year tenure with the FWSO, Miguel won an Emmy Award for a televised Latin Spectacular program he conceived and presented. Now, in Miguel’s final festival weekend with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, we come full circle with an exploration of symphonic and jazz music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Enjoy performances by Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet), Jesús Castro-Balbi (cello), and Michael Ward-Bergman (hyper-accordion), as well as works by important composers such as Osvaldo Golijov and Silvestre Revueltas.

Two concerts: August 31 and September 1.

PAQUITO D’RIVERA

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Micha e l B o l to n : T he Sy m p hony Sessions GRAMMY Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, Michael Bolton has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world. Don’t miss this one-night-only chance to experience his greatest hits performed LIVE with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. DECEMBER 9, 2019

Ha n d e l ’s M e ss i ah University of North Texas A Cappella Choir | Allen Hightower, 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. DECEMBER 31, 2019

N ew Ye a r ’s Eve : A G ers hwi n Celebration Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor | Ann Hampton Calloway, vocalist | Shelly Berg, pianist What better way to ring in the new year than spending the evening with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra! Celebrate in style with a program featuring arrangements from Shelly Berg’s latest recording “Gershwin Reimagined,” including An American in Paris and much more. JANUARY 3, 2020

N a t i o na l G e o g rap hi c : Sy mp hony for our Wor ld Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with original music by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, “Symphony for Our World” is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With a live orchestra, and choir, the multi-media show will take you from the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky. Symphony for Our World is officially licensed by National Geographic and produced by Jason Michael Paul Entertainment.

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Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Artists, dates, and programs subject to change.


GaLa Immortal Beloved at 250 A V E R Y S P E C I A L B E E T H OV E N G A L A W I T H M I D O R I

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 | 7 PM

M id o r i a nd B e e t h ove n 5 Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor | Midori, violin Beethoven Violin Concerto | Beethoven Symphony No. 5 In his final gala concert, Miguel Harth-Bedoya celebrates the incredible musical legacy of Beethoven 250 years after his birth. Be there as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Symphony, a work so iconic it has become engrained in pop culture, yet so vast it continues to surprise and delight audiences everywhere. And don’t miss the phenomenal Midori performing Beethoven’s monumental Violin Concerto. This is a gala concert not to be missed! “She always impresses as an artist of substance, but she was in particularly good form Friday night, producing beautiful, accurate tones and, in league with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orchestra, creating a musical drama that seemed to lift the familiar concerto to new heights.”

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The FamiLy SeRIeS

3 Concerts. Kid-sized. Crafts and activities. F u n f o r t h e w h o l e f a m i l y.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

C a r n i v a l o f t h e Ani m als Michael Krajewski, conductor Ballet Frontier of Texas Let Michael Krajewski, along with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, guide you through an enchanted land where animals come to life. Delight in the royal march of the stately lions, the hippity-hopping kangaroos, the lumbering elephants, a gracefully swimming swan and much more in a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. OCTOBER 26, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

Ha l l owe e n S p ook tac ular It’s a Halloween concert full of delightful treats for the whole family! Wear your favorite costume and enjoy spooky favorites like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Danse macabre, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Harry Potter, and much more. MARCH 7, 2020 AT 11:00 AM

Jo u r ne y to S p ac e Carl Topilow, conductor NASA images and videos projected above the orchestra make this Family concert an out-of-this-world experience. Guest conductor Carl Topilow and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra present classical favorites like Holst’s The Planets, and popular hits from space movies. Don’t miss 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Star Trek and of course iconic themes from John Williams like Super Man and Star Wars. ADULTS: $56.40 CHILDREN: $26.70

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