Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra takes their act on the road for a one-night performance in Denton with a new conductor. Rune Bergmann is a native of Norway – who looks like the type of guy you’d be glad to see behind the counter at a bakery – whose posts include the Calgary Philharmonic and the Szeczin Philharmonic in Poland. He has been a popular guest conductor in the places wherever he has gone.
On Sunday night, he conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and Brahms’ Violin Concerto, the latter with FWSO concertmaster Michael Shih as soloist. However, instead of rounding out the B-themed program with a selection by Bach, he goes with a different B. Flint Juventino Beppe, a.k.a. Fred Berg, is a fellow Norwegian who is based in Germany and has written classical and electronic music both in his distinctive style. Bergmann will conduct Beppe’s Heart, a somber and beautiful piece for orchestra that uses tubular bells (chimes) for their sonority. The admission fee for this concert will be significantly lower than for FWSO’s regular performances in Fort Worth, which should be worth the drive up to the next county.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s concert is at 7:30pm at Murchison Performing Arts Center, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $10-25. Call 940-369-7802.