The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has announced part of the program for its annual Fourth of July concert — one meant to celebrate both America's resilience and diversity....Leading Black and Latin American composers like Day, Adolphus Hailstork, and Jimmy Lopez will be featured on the program; and singing alongside the orchestra will be Texas-raised Metropolitan Opera star soprano Latonia Moore and opera bass (and former All-American college football player) Morris Robinson.
Fort Worth Magazine
Black, Latin American Composers to Be Showcased at Fort Worth Symphony's Fourth of July Concert
Robert Spano Appointed Music Director Designate
“I am thrilled to be joining the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and looking forward to getting better acquainted with the vibrant culture of this remarkable city. Every facet of the orchestra is clearly committed to its success—the management team, the supporters, the audience, and certainly the marvelous musicians who make up the orchestra itself. I look forward with tremendous excitement to our concerts next season, and to creating an inspirational 2022–23 season, which will be our first complete season together.” - Robert Spano, Music Director Designate
Full Release: Robert Spano Appointed Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
America Strong 2021
As an ode to the country’s perseverance throughout the past year, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra today announced it will host a special, socially distanced America Strong concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on July 4, 2021. The one-night-only performance will feature more than 60 minutes of music from the highly regarded FWSO and world-renowned opera singers, all conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
Full Release: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate 245 Years of America in Patriotic Fourth of July Concert
Music Director Designate & 21–22 Season Announcement
Watch the press conference from February 9, 2021 where President and CEO Keith Cerny, Ph.D. made the thrilling announcements that Robert Spano has been appointed as the Music Director Designate and the 2021–2022 season lineup.
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Fort Worth Symphony honors America with special Fourth of July concert
April 13, 2021
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
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
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
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
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 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
Hundreds of jobs available in North Texas as arts and entertainment scene recovers
WFAA included President and CEO Keith Cerny in this story on job creation in the metroplex for arts organizations. Read the article: WFAA Article
KRLD's CEO Spotlight - Keith Cerny, Ph.D.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra prepares for a new season
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is moving ahead with what looks like an exciting season. President Dr. Keith Cerny talks to Good Day about all the planning that has gone in to making it work with safety measures in place.
NBC DFW Presents
Community Conversations: Diversity in the Classical Music Industry
FOX 4 News Reports
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra ready to welcome live audience with COVID-19 safety in mind
The opening of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Series is almost upon us. It's been a whirlwind year for performers with a recent twist that many didn't see coming.
March 2, 2021
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January 24, 2020
FWSO Announces 2020-2021 Season
January 18, 2019
FWSO Announces 2019-2020 Season