Harth-Bedoya looks back on 20 years at Fort Worth Symphony

Posted on: May 14, 2020

“Miguel Harth-Bedoya was supposed to be taking his final bows this month as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. That was before the coronavirus pandemic,” writes Tim Giovanni in Sunday’s (5/11) Dallas Morning News. “But the 51-year-old, Peruvian-born conductor is not frustrated. ‘I miss making music with my colleagues, but I don’t want to focus on what I cannot change,’ he says. These days, 20 years is a long tenure for the music director of a symphony orchestra…. While at the FWSO, Harth-Bedoya has spearheaded several projects. He is the founder and artistic director of Caminos del Inka, a nonprofit that highlights music of the Americas, and launched an online catalog of orchestral music from Latin America and the Caribbean.… Harth-Bedoya has introduced pre-season festivals [and] championed new music, particularly pieces by composers from south of the Rio Grande and American composers with ties to Latin America.… In the fall, Harth-Bedoya begins a position as director of orchestral studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha…. Harth-Bedoya plans on regularly commuting to Nebraska to teach and will continue to guest conduct…. He and his family will still call Fort Worth home.”