“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2018-19 season,” writes Punch Shaw in Saturday’s (1/27) Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX). “It offers everything from … the first local performance of a symphony by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů … to … the return of the endlessly popular piano rocker Ben Folds and a concert featuring R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills…. The orchestra also will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in its preseason trio of concerts, offer a set of performances aimed directly at kids and provide live soundtracks for the classic films ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Home Alone.’ … The symphony is changing its schedule with visiting soloists [who] will be invited to come to town for the week leading up to their performances to participate in community outreach projects…. The season also will include … the North American premiere of the first symphony by Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez … paired with another Lopez work performed by the symphony, ‘Bel Canto: A Symphonic Canvas.’ ” Also planned are the world premiere of Canto de Semillas by Antonio Juan-Marcos, the percussion concerto Switch by visiting composer Andrew Norman with percussion soloist Colin Currie, and pops concerts featuring the orchestra with Mariachi Los Camperos.
Posted January 31, 2018
In photo: Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Photographer: Rachel Parker