The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be “one of four orchestras performing in SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.” from April 9 to 15, writes Robert Philpot in Friday’s (3/9) Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX). “The FWSO [will perform] on April 10 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. But there’s more to the orchestra’s trip than that. On April 9, the symphony will perform Caminos del Inka in a free concert at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian…. The April 10 [concert] will feature the East Coast premiere of Jimmy Lopez’s ‘Bel Canto: A Symphonic Canvas’ (a co-commission of the FWSO, Atlanta Symphony, and Bremen Philharmonic…); and Anna Clyne’s ‘RIFT for orchestra,’ performed by the full orchestra and six dancers from Texas Ballet Theater…. The symphony will also perform Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Serenade’ with … violinist Augustin Hadelich…. On April 11, the orchestra will conduct a private performance for invited local schools, featuring ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with dancers and bilingual narration, at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center…. The Albany Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra will also participate in the festival.” Jointly produced by Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center, SHIFT is presented in cooperation with the League of American Orchestras.
Posted March 13, 2018