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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra)
Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra)

Founded: 1912 - Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Significant Events

1912: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (= FWSO) gives its first public performance
1917: The Orchestra disbands due to World War I
1925: Orchestra re-founded by Brooks Morris
1929: Lela Rogers (mother of actress Ginger Rogers) appointed as Executive Director
1957: Symphony League of Fort Worth organized
1965: Ezra Rachlin appointed Music Director
1972: John Giordano appointed Music Director
1976: Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra ("Texas Little Symphony") formed by John Giordano
1980: Ann Koonsman appointed General Manager
Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra's Carnegie Hall debut
First Gala fundraiser
1981: First international tour to Mexico
Norwood Dixon's Instrument Acquisition Program supported by Mr. and Mrs. William S. Davis, Jr. and others and the FWSO receives the Davis Stradivarius violin
1982: Instrument Loan Fund for musicians established by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Garland Lasater, Jr.
1983: Tour of the People's Republic of China
1984: Endowment fund established by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. William S. Davis, Jr.
1990: Tour of Spain
Concerts In The Garden summer music festival is established at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
1992: Luciano Pavarotti performs with the Orchestra at Tarrant County Convention Center Arena before an audience of 14,000
1994: The Brooks Morris Society formed thanks to the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Lasater, Jr.
FWSO opens The Ballpark in Arlington in April
1998: Opening of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall
2000: Miguel Harth-Bedoya appointed Music Director
Millennium Campaign is launched, Mercedes T. Bass, Chairman
2001: Inaugural Great Performances Festival is held, featuring music of L.v. Beethoven
2002: Miguel Harth-Bedoya wins the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award
Great Performances Festival featuring the music of Johannes Brahms
2003: Great Performances Festival featuring the music of Felix Mendelssohn
2004: Great Performances Festival featuring the music of Tchaikovsky
2005: Great Performances Festival: Passions of the Homeland
2006: Great Performances Festival featuring the music of Mozart
2007: Millennium Campaign reaches $27 million
Great Performances Festival featuring the Mahler Cycle: Part I
2008: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra makes its debut at Carnegie Hall
Great Performances Festival featuring the Mahler Cycle: Part II
Millennium Campaign reaches $28 million
2009: Great Performances Festival featuring the music of L.v. Beethoven
2010: Jennifer Higdon, FWSO composer-in-residence for 2009-2010, wins the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Great Performances Festival featuring the music of the Baroque era
2011: Amy Adkins becomes President and CEO upon Ann Koonsman's retirement
The FWSO receives a second Stradivarius violin, the "Eugenie", generously on loan from an anonymous donor
Great Performances Festival: Celebrate America features music by Copland, Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein
2012: The FWSO celebrates its 100th birthday

Mission

The mission of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is:
To perform great symphonic music at the highest level of artistic excellence to educate, entertain, and enhance cultural life.
To present engaging music education programs for young people to foster early interest in and inspire lifelong enjoyment of music.|
To achieve ever-greater levels of artistic accomplishment and leadership in Fort Worth and across the nation.

 

Source: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2013)

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works

Conductor

As

Works

John Giordano

Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 1 BWV 1041 [w/ violinist José-Luis García]

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