Fort Worth Symphony’s July 4th arena concert, with opera singers Morris Robinson and Latonia Moore

Posted on: April 16, 2021

“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday that it will host a socially distanced ‘America Strong’ concert at Dickies Arena on July 4th,” states an unsigned report in Tuesday’s (4/13) CBS-DFW TV (Texas). “The one-night-only performance will feature more than 60 minutes of music from the FWSO and world-renowned opera singers, all conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya…. Beginning with John Stafford Smith’s ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ [the concert will also feature] ‘Lightspeed—Fanfare for Orchestra’ by Texas Christian University composer Kevin Day. While the rest of the program will remain under wraps until the day of the show, the FWSO crafted a lineup to bring together a diverse range of music, performers and composers…. Latonia Moore, Texas-raised Metropolitan Opera star soprano, and Morris Robinson, world renowned opera bass and former All-American college football player, will join the FWSO for the … concert. ‘We are particularly pleased to welcome Morris Robinson and Latonia Moore to Fort Worth,’ said FWSO president Keith Cerny…. ‘I’ve worked with these extraordinary singers in the past and am thrilled to bring them into the Fort Worth community for a concert celebrating the strength of our great country.’ ”