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Watch the FWSO Grow

As the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra embarks on the strategic plan put in place by President and CEO Keith Cerny, Ph.D. and grows under the artistic leadership of Music Director Designate Robert Spano, the press has celebrated the orchestra's success with gusto!

Read and watch the stories produced by the metroplex's finest media professionals below.

December 07, 2021

Official Press Release

To read the official press release regarding the appointment of Kevin John Edusei to the post of Principal Guest Conductor, click the link below:

Official Press Release

Welcome Principal Guest Conductor

Kevin John Edusei

Mr. Edusei’s initial three-year term begins with the 2022-23 Season. He will serve as Principal Guest Conductor Designate beginning January 1, 2022, and become Principal Guest Conductor on August 1, 2022. 

Learn more about Maestro Edusei by clicking below:

Edusei in the Pres

Fort Worth Symphony names Kevin John Edusei its principal guest conductor

Of Ghanaian and German ancestry, the Munich-based conductor led the FWSO in September.

Dallas Morning News

December 07, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Names New Principal Guest Conductor

Susan Elliott, Musical America

December 7, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

In The News

Review: Guest conductor Anna Skryleva had the Fort Worth Symphony playing better than its Dallas counterpart

Dallas Morning News

October 30, 2021

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra returns to Bass Performance Hall with expressive Dvorak

Dallas Morning News

September 18, 2021

Black, Latin American Composers to Be Showcased at Fort Worth Symphony's Fourth of July Concert

Fort Worth Magazine

April 13, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony honors America with special Fourth of July concert

CultureMap Fort Worth

April 13, 2021

Art and the City

Classical music groups have weathered a difficult year. So how will they respond?

Dallas Morning News

March 30, 2021

Fort Worth Opera Celebrates Black Excellence

Fort Worth Weekly 

February 17, 2021

Robert Spano to become Fort Worth Symphony’s music director in 2022

The Hub

League of American Orchestras

February 10, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony fills hottest job vacancy in town with new music director Robert Spano

CultureMap Fort Worth

February 9, 2021

The Fort Worth Symphony taps Robert Spano as its next music director

Dallas Morning News

February 9, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Names New Music Director

Fort Worth Magazine

February 9, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony names Spano as next Music Director

Fort Worth Business Press

February 9, 2021

Fort Worth has a new maestro! Conductor Robert Spano takes over orchestra this spring

February 9, 2021

Socially Distanced Sound

Amid the pandemic, some orchestras are experimenting with modified live concerts. With its smaller number of players, chamber music is ideally suited to the moment.


The Wall Street Journal

August 4, 2020

The Beat Goes On

With many in-person concerts on hold due to the pandemic, orchestras, pops presenters, and guest artists are adopting fresh approaches to pops by heading online, offering more intimate events, and following health protocols to keep the music going.

Read More: Symphony Magazine

Best of 2020: Critic's Choice Performing Arts Organization

Fort Worth’s performing arts groups deserve gold medals all around for their laudable work during challenging times. 

Fort Worth Weekly

September 23, 2020

Behind the Scenes with the Symphony in the Time of COVID

To say things are different for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) this year would be quite the understatement. Certainly, there are musicians in masks, six-foot spacing between chairs, and a large transparent barrier between the wind instruments and the strings.

Fort Worth Magazine

October 15, 2020

Fort Worth Strong

“This is symbolically important for the orchestra and staff,” President and CEO Keith Cerny said. “It has been three months since the musicians have performed. This is a very inspiring moment because we love bringing music to the community.”

Fort Worth Weekly

July 2, 2020 

A Sudden Venue Change for the FWSO

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was notified by the company that manages Bass Hall that performances cannot happen this season at the iconic angel-clad building.

Performing Arts Fort Worth will extend the closure of Bass Performance Hall through at least the end of 2020.

KERA, Art & Seek

September 9, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Moves Fall Symphonic Series to Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium

During the coronavirus pandemic, improvisation is more than spontaneous musical activity. It is a necessity. 


October 5, 2020

Q&A: Conductor Nicole Paiement Talks About COVID-19's Impact on Live Performances

Between show cancelations, travel restrictions, and venues remaining  closed, COVID-19 has been especially unkind to the arts. But some groups, like the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, have found a way to play again, slowly ramping up performances at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium.

Fort Worth Magazine

November 11, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Symphonic Series will feature guest conductor Cox

The FWSO marks its second Symphonic Series outing at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium this weekend in a performance with guest conductor Roderick Cox.

Fort Worth Business Press

October 16, 2020

Conductor Roderick Cox wants to help fix classical music’s diversity problem

Cox makes his debut with the Fort Worth and Dallas symphony orchestras this month.

Dallas Morning News

October 15, 2020

The Fort Worth Symphony Opens Its Season This Weekend After Hurdling Several Challenges

The Fort Worth Symphony is kicked out of Bass Hall just before launching its new season. The FWSO will open its fall symphonic series at Will Rogers Auditorium this weekend.

Dallas Morning News

September 16, 2020

Swingy sister act brings fiddle fire to Asleep at the Wheel's Fort Worth Symphony show

For Texas fiddler and harmony vocalist Hulda Quebe, one-third of the acclaimed Western Swing trio The Quebe Sisters, getting a gig during a pandemic provides for a big dose of much-needed normalcy.

CultureMap Fort Worth

September 7, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates Fourth of July with ‘America Strong’ concert

The America Strong concert is going to feature guest artists from the Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn and Texas Ballet Theater and a special appearance by Broadway star and Fort Worth native, Major Attaway.


June 30, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Records “America Strong” Concert By Deborah Mashburn

Our concert was a great success, and it was thrilling to be able to make music again. Many people told me they were moved to tears while watching our concert on television. My hope is that management for other orchestras will work as diligently and creatively as ours to bring back live music to the concert hall, arena, church, school, or other venues this fall. - Deborah Mashburn

Percussive Arts Society
July 15, 2020

The Business of Music: Cerny takes lead as president, CEO of Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony President and CEO Keith Cerny brings wide experience to the new job

Fort Worth Business Press

November 13, 2019

A stunning Mahler Third Symphony from an augmented Fort Worth Symphony

Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya led a dramatic, flawlessly timed performance, and the orchestra played gloriously.

Dallas Morning News

October 12, 2019

The final bow: Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s lasting legacy at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

“My biggest joy is having created a workplace that is not a place for work,” Harth-Bedoya says. “[It’s about] making the Fort Worth Symphony a desirable place for every musician to come, rehearse and play every single day. The motivation and inspiration cannot be bought.”

Dallas Morning News
May 7, 2020

Harth-Bedoya Stepping Down but Staying Local

Miguel Harth‐Bedoya arrived in Fort Worth 20 years ago, taking over as music director role from John Giordano, who had been in that role for 28 years. He’s stepping down Aug. 1, becoming conductor laureate, which he says is more of an honorary title.

Fort Worth Business Press

July 12, 2020

The Grand Finale

Miguel Harth-Bedoya may be leaving his position as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, but he’s not leaving Fort Worth. Or the symphony. At least, not really.

Fort Worth Magazine

November 4, 2019

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