Fort Worth Symphony’s Concerts in the Garden: we will rock you

Posted on: March 17, 2017

“This year’s Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concerts in the Garden series is going to rock ‘n’ roll,” writes Punch Shaw in Monday’s (3/13) Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The 2017 lineup, announced Monday, includes rock tributes, symphonic renderings of video game music and a rising Fort Worth country singer.… There are also many of the old standbys that have helped the summer concert festival, which is celebrating its 27th season, fill the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with music, people and fireworks.… Of the 14 themed concerts offered this season (totaling 17 performances), seven are tributes to rock stars or bands of the past. They include … the Classical Mystery Tour (Beatles), tribute bands performing the music of Journey, Pink Floyd, ABBA and Led Zeppelin as well as noted Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker. … The Music of David Bowie … is one of the four concerts in this summer’s series to be conducted by guest maestro Martin Herman. One of the most unusual concerts promises to be RePlay: Symphony of Heroes, which draws its material from a variety of video games.… The season will close with multiple performances of … ‘Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic’ and … ‘Star Wars and Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular.’ ”

Posted March 17, 2017