Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Tickets Information
An American symphony orchestra based out of Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) performs in downtown Fort Worth at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall. In addition, the orchestra also performs at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s summer music festival. The FWSO also collaborates with the Children’s Education Program of Bass Performance Hall, the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and the Fort Worth Opera. Presently, Miguel Harth-Bedoya is the music director of the FWSO.
Founded by its first music director and conductor, Brooks Morris in 1925, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra gave its debut performance on December 11, 1925, at the Fort Baptist Church auditorium before 4,000 spectators. The FWSO performed continuously till the start of the World War II, but got together again for its audience in 1957 and has been enthralling its patrons ever since. Morris stayed with the orchestra till 1962, when succeeded by Ralph R. Guenther and Rudolf Kruger. Kruger and Guenther stayed with the orchestra for two years (1963-1965), and were later replaced by Ezra Rachlin.
Rachlin, an American pianist and conductor was the FWSO’s music director from 1965-1972. A child prodigy, Rachlin started to perform at the Carnegie Hall at the age of twelve. He was only thirteen, when he was admitted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest student at the music institute. Later, Rachlin rejoined the Curtis Institute as its youngest faculty member. He had had the honor of performing before the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first lady, Eleanor. The much celebrated musician and conductor, won a gold disc for his series of recordings with the London SymphonyOrchestra.
Rachlin was succeeded by John Giordano, who remained with the orchestra from 1972-2000. Giordano is an American saxophonist, composer, professor of music, and an orchestra conductor. While no longer with the FWSO, he remains its music director Emeritus. He was replaced by the current music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Born in Peru, Bedoya is a graduate of prestigious Curtis Institute and the Julliard School, New York. A recipient of Seaver/National Endowments for the Arts Conductors Award, he has worked with Eugene Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Norwalk Youth Symphony. In addition to his responsibilities with the FWSO, he remains on the faculty of Texas Christian University.
As mentioned above, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs primarily at Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall. Called the “crown jewel of downtown Fort Worth”, the hall has a seating capacity of 2,056. It was built entirely with the money of arts loving people of FortWorth and covers a whole city block. Opened in 1998, it symbolizes the “new” downtown FortWorth. The architecture of the hall is very much in line with the other European concert halls, giving the outdoor limestone look. In fact, the hall could be compared with other great halls of the world for acoustic quality, ambience and settings. A multi-purpose hall, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is today home to Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts, the Fort Worth Opera, the Texas Ballet Theatre, in addition to the FWSO. The hall is equally good enough for rock concerts, musicals, stage, opera, ballet, in addition to symphony. When the orchestra is not performing at Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, it is performing at Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s summer music festival.
You have heard the FWSO play Asleep At The Wheel , INTI, Three Centuries of Peruvian Music , The Composers Voice , Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf , Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E. Minor, Sentimiento Latino , and many more great compositions. It is time that you hear your favorite music played by your favorite orchestra in front of your eyes. So buy Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Tickets now!
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra traces its roots from Texas. Since years it has provided symphonic performances at the highest level of artistic excellence. Continuing with its tradition, the audiences are entertained with the same level of perfection in playing the tunes. As soon as the flutes, violins and keyboards are struck together, the melodic sound resonates in the arena. The splendor of the sound instantly enforces the crowd for a huge round of applause in the beginning. Hours of phenomenal music keeps the audiences glued to their seats throughout the show. Fort Worth Symphony Tickets are on sale already! Hurry and get them as early as you can!