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Opening Weekend: Tchaikovsky’s Sixth and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto



  • Fri, Sep 6, 2024, 7:30 PM

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  • Sat, Sep 7, 2024, 7:30 PM

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  • Sun, Sep 8, 2024, 2:00 PM

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Tchaikovsky, one of Russia’s greatest musical geniuses, was prone to bouts of self-doubt and reflection, but with his sixth and final symphony he knew he had a masterpiece on his hands. The “Pathétique” (“Passionate Symphony”) is an abstract exploration of the depth of human feeling and the centerpiece of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s celebratory opening weekend with Music Director Robert Spano and star violinist James Ehnes performing Sibelius’ glacial Violin Concerto with its “polonaise for polar bears” and Berlioz’s swashbuckling Roman Carnival Overture.


Before each symphonic concert, FWSO Principal Keyboardist Buddy Bray offers a pre-concert lecture to dive deeper into the works, their history, and other fun concert-related facts. Bachtales with Buddy is free for all ticket holders. 


BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D Minor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique

Featured Artists

Robert Spano, conductor
James Ehnes, violin


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Bass Performance Hall

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