Posts Tagged ‘fwso’
Cover illustration by Vlad Alvarez.

Funding the Arts, Part 1

In a city with shaky financial support for music, dance, and theater, some leaders offer advice and insight into public, private, and corporate giving.
Edward Brown
Great performances aren’t the only things that are outsized about Fort Worth’s world-class arts groups. Funding is, too. While festivals by the Fort Worth Opera and performances by Texas Ballet Theater and others are almost...

Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.

TBT: On Pointe

Texas Ballet Theater rendered two contemporary pieces with aplomb.
Leonard Eureka
Taking on two hefty contemporary works for its season-opening program in Bass Performance Hall last weekend – Carlos Acosta’s Carmen and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse – Texas Ballet Theater looked ...

Hundreds of supporters came out to Shipping and Receiving last Sunday to hear musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Persevering for the Public

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians may be on strike, but they aren’t being silent.
Edward Brown
It definitely wasn’t Bass Hall. As cool and rocking and rolling as Shipping & Receiving is, it’s not where you’d expect to hear music of the kind regularly produced by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Well, now irre...

Scott Jessup recently spoke to audience members at Bass Performance Hall about the proposed wage cuts. Photo by Edward Brown.

Cutting In

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians say no to a proposed second round of pay cuts.
Edward Brown
Like many of their colleagues nationwide, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians would rather forget 2010. That was when they took a 13.5 percent pay cut to shore up an $819,000 loss in revenue. The nation was reeling from the...


Orchestrating Success

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra produces more than simply outstanding musicians.
Edward Brown
Though everyone onstage was wearing casual clothes, not everyone looked relaxed. The adults had nothing to worry about. Professional musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, they had played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overtur...

Southwestern Seminary’s Master Chorale will join FWSO for a blast of Beethoven, Tue.


Big Ticket
Pulling out all the stops for its annual fund-raising gala this week, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony on Tuesday in Bass Performance Hall. The work is scored for massed cho...

Barber and Boyer

Big Ticket
Classical music fans have an all-American week to look forward to, and it’s not even close to the Fourth of July. Besides the various performances of John Adams’ works going on locally (see Wednesday’s blurb), the Fort Wo...

Union, FWSO Come to Agreement

Reflecting the downward financial spiral in arts groups nationally, members of the local American Federation of Musicians union has just ratified a new two-year contract with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra that cuts players...


The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...

FWSO Goes for Baroque

The bright spots- figuratively and literally-were manifold in FWSO's preseason Music Festival.
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya started the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s preseason Music Festival some years back to provide summer employment for the musicians while at the same time exploring offbeat programming. Beginning...