Fort Worth Symphony announces 2010-11 season

Posted on: March 23, 2010

In Sunday’s (3/21) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Chris Shull writes, “The Fort Worth Symphony’s 2010-2011 concert season will be guided by the idea of a harvest, said music director and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. This year he celebrates a decade-long tenure with the orchestra—a tenure that has reaped benefits for himself and the orchestra. … The American Airlines Symphonic Series will feature masterworks by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Brahms; the Star-Telegram Pops Series includes George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, the Celtic-music band Cherish the Ladies and a symphonic version of Cirque du Soleil. The orchestra’s 2010-2011 season will get under way Aug. 27-29 with its annual Great Performances Festival at Bass Hall, this year featuring baroque music. The American Airlines Symphonic Series begins Sept. 10-12, with 2009 Cliburn piano competition finalist Di Wu playing Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto. The 10-concert symphonic season ends May 6-8, 2011 with esteemed pianist Barry Douglas playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. … Pieces by American composer Peter Boyer, the orchestra’s composer-in-residence, will be played on three programs—including his multimedia ‘Ellis Island: The Dream of America’ with Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings (March 4-6).”

Posted March 23, 2010