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An “Italian” Rhapsody: Verdi, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn


September 18–20, 2020


  • Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 7:30 PM

  • Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 2:00 PM


Bass Performance Hall


This concert will last approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


Mendelssohn once described his “Italian” Symphony as “blue sky in A major.” Experience his impressions of Italy – Mediterranean sunshine, religious solemnity, monumental art and architecture, and open countryside – in this delightful work. And prepare to be dazzled when young piano phenom Alexander Malofeev takes on one of the most challenging pieces ever written for the instrument and one of the most exciting to hear live – Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Overture to La forza del destino

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

2020-2021 Season

Single tickets to this concert go on sale in June 2020.

Tickets to this concert are currently only available as part of a subscription package. 

Learn more about package options for the 2020-2021 Season.

About the Artists

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Patrick Summers


Alexander Malofeev


Plan Your Concert Experience

Concert Conversations

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About Bass Performance Hall

Bass Performance Hall is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Symphonic, Pops, and Family Series concerts as well as several one-night-only special concerts throughout the season. Learn more about how to make the most of your upcoming concert at this beautiful venue.