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Symphonic Series - Fridays

BPH Map : Fri 10/27/17 7:30PM - Fri 5/18/18 7:30PM

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Symphonic Series - Fridays

The Symphonic Series offers 10 concerts featuring world-class artists, timeless classics, and exciting new works performed in beautiful Bass Performance Hall. SeatingChart


A Hero's Life Friday, October 27, 2017 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
A Hero's Life

For this performance, Miguel-Harth Bedoya has personally selected music from Grieg’s ubiquitous Peer Gynt suite. You’ll hear favorites like “Morning Mood,” “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and “Anitra’s Dance” in addition to some less familiar tunes from the score. Also on the program, Strauss’s epic symphonic self-depiction, Ein Heldenleben, a musical tribute to his own life.



Enigma Variations Friday, November 10, 2017 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Enigma Variations

Australian conductor Nicholas Carter leads the orchestra in Elgar’s storied Enigma Variations, 14 charming and vivid sketches of his friends and acquaintances including the “Nimrod” variation. Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, scored for a unique arrangement of string instruments, opens the concert. Additionally, pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.



Nights in the Gardens of Spain Friday, January 12, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Nights in the Gardens of Spain

FWSO Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the orchestra in a program celebrating the music of Spain. Beginning with Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with pianist Joaquin Achucarro, the concert will whisk you on a journey that includes Albeniz’s Rhapsodia Española as arranged by Halfter, Granados’s Intermezzo from Goyescas, and Debussy’s Ibéria from Images.



Pictures at an Exhibition Friday, February 2, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Pictures at an Exhibition

In an all-too-common turn of events, Mussorgsky’s grandiose Pictures at an Exhibition far outstrips the original paintings’ fame—be there when the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brings this masterpiece to life with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Cellist Raphaela Gromes performs Schumann’s sublime and enigmatic Cello Concerto in her U.S. debut, and the concert opens with Schubert’s Overture to his romantic opera Alfonso and Estrella.



The Firebird Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
The Firebird

An instant success with critics and audiences alike, Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird has captivated audiences since its premiere. A work of breathtaking beauty and enchanting orchestral pyrotechnics, The Firebird remains one of Stravinsky’s most popular pieces alongside The Rite of Spring. The FWSO also performs Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead, a delightfully imaginative and evocative work, and 23-year-old violinist William Hagen joins the orchestra for Brahms’s inspiring Violin Concerto.



Beethoven's 7th Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Beethoven's 7th

The second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 has achieved immortality as one of the most somber, yet simultaneously uplifting symphonic movements in the repertoire. Guest conductor Ward Stare takes to the podium to lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s complete masterpiece as well as Arnolds’s delightful Four Scottish Dances. Plus, FWSO Principal Horn Molly Norcross and tenor Paul Appleby unite to perform Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, a setting of six poems on the subject of night.



Hadelich Plays Bernstein Friday, April 6, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Hadelich Plays Bernstein

The FWSO has pulled out all stops for this concert: FWSO Artistic Partner Augustin Hadelich joins the orchestra to perform Bernstein’s Serenade, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the orchestra in RIFT: A Symphonic Ballet with Texas Ballet Theater choreographed by Kitty McNamee. Listeners can also enjoy Bel Canto: A Symphonic Canvas by visiting composer Jimmy López.



Scheherazade Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Scheherazade

With the gentle, delicate strains of the violin and harp depicting one of the most famous storytellers of all time, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra close the 2017-2018 Symphonic season with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a musical realization of the vividly colorful and mesmerizing tales spun by a storyteller at risk for her very life. The program opens with visiting composer Mason Bates’s Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, a work Bates describes as “teeming with strange creatures and wild sonic effects.”