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These exceptional musicians have been recruited since Maestro Spano assumed the role of Music Director Designate last April. Strengthening the core orchestra is an important part of the new artistic strategy Maestro Spano and Dr. Cerny announced last year. The FWSO is expanding its core season, establishing new series, and creating opportunities for adult education through lectures by living composers and musicologists. 

All of these exceptional musicians were recruited through highly competitive national auditions and contribute to the vibrant cultural scene in Fort Worth.

 

Read their bios below and see them perform at A Gala evening with Sarah Chang on February 26 at Bass Performance Hall.
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Dylan Naroff, violin

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Albert Yamamoto, violin

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DJ Cheek, Principal Viola

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Emileigh Vandiver, Associate Principal Cello

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Jenny Kwak, cello

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John Belk, cello

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Tim Daniels, oboe/english horn

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Joshua Elmore, Principal Bassoon

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Samuel Watson, bassoon/contrabassoon

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Gerry Wood, Principal Horn

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If you are inspired by the growth you are seeing and want to see more, you can donate to support expanding the orchestra.