The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced details of its 2012 American Festival at Bass Performance Hall from August 24 to 26, which marks the beginning of the orchestra’s 100th-anniversary special events and programming. Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya opens the festival with a program featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Barber’s overture to The School for Scandal, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, selections from John Williams’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2. A documentary entitled “FWSO: The First Hundred Years”—a multimedia presentation created by FWSO Associate Principal Horn Alton Adkins—will be shown during the Copland. Programs on August 25 and 26 will feature a time-lapse film about the evolution of downtown Fort Worth, set to the third movement of Philip Glass’s Third Symphony, and 100-year-old photographs from Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art, shown during selections from Copland’s Rodeo. Local police, fire, and military personnel and their families will be admitted free to the American Festival; there will also be meet-and-greet events before each American Festival concert.
Posted August 24, 2012