Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Schedule

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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra‘s 2022-2023 live performance schedule includes the return of Concerts in the Garden after a two-year hiatus. There are also one-night-only concerts, a gala concert with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and two new collaborations with the Kimbell Art Museum.

The program was unveiled on Wednesday.

With 2021 artistic nominations, including new musical director Robert Spano and principal guest conductor Kevin John Edusei, the season includes 11 concerts from the symphonic series. The series begins this fall with “A New Musical Era Begins: Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert, September 9-11. With Spano conducting and Jorge Federico Osario on piano, works include Beethoven’s piano concerto, “Emperor”, and Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”.

With Edo de Waart conducting and superstar pianist Joyce Yang, “Rachmanminoff’s Thirds” runs October 14-16. An all-Russian program, “A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky,” is Nov. 18-20, and violinist “Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky” next year March 10-12. FWSO will also collaborate with Texas Ballet Theater for “A Night at the Ballet” from April 21-23, 2023.

With eight concerts, the Pops series includes popular genres like soul, with “Queens of Soul” from September 2-4, and rock, with “Twist & Shout: The Music of The Beatles” from February 3-5, 2023. Popular world music group and globetrotter Pink Martini will also be back next year for shows from April 28-30.

FWSO also has two new initiatives with the Kimbell. Chamber Music Series at The Kimbell offers three intimate performances at the museum with Music Director Robert Spano and FWSO musicians. “Robert Spano Performs Chamber Music” is November 13 this year, and next year “From Despair to Hope: Messiaen and Mozart” is March 19, followed by “Three Masters of Chamber Music: Mozart Poulenc and Lutosławski May 14. Focused on lectures, the Meet the Composer series will launch this year at the museum on October 13 with Douglas J. Cuomo and will continue in 2023 with Stacy Garrop on January 5, Robert Greenberg on February 2 and Brian Raphael Nabors.

The 2022-223 season also includes three Family Series concerts, beginning with “Dancing with the FWSO Stars!” on September 17 of this year and ending in 2023 with “Wild Symphony” on March 4.

In addition to Yo-Yo Ma, special concerts include “New Year’s Eve: Abba The Concert” on December 31 and “Edusei Conducts: An Evening of Brahms, Schumann, and Howard” at Texas Christian University’s Van Cliburn Concert Hall on February 25. 11.

And finally, Concerts in the Garden returns to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this summer with 12 shows including Asleep at the Wheel on June 16 and Sarah Jaffe on June 19.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Schedule

Symphonic season

  • A new musical era begins: Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert — September 9-11, 2022
  • Rachmaninoff’s Third — October 14-16, 2022
  • A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin and Douglas J. Cuomo — October 28-30, 2022
  • A trip to Saint Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky — November 18-20, 2022
  • Wagner Highlights — November 18-20, 2022
  • Classical and neo-classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart and Stacey Garrop — January 6-7, 2023
  • Gil Shaham plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky — March 10-12, 2023
  • Jake Fridkis in concert: Schumann, Reinecke and Liszt — March 24-26, 2023
  • A Night at the Ballet: Brian Raphael Nabors, Humperdinck, Griffes, Ravel and Stravinsky — April 21-23, 2023
  • Elgar’s Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Säens and Elgar – May 5-7, 2023
  • Haydn: The Creation — May 19-21, 2023

Season Pops

  • National Geographic Symphony for Our World — August 26-28, 2022
  • Queens of Soul – September 2 to 4, 2022
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration — October 21-23, 2022
  • Home for the Holidays — November 25-27, 2022
  • Star Wars: A New Hope — December 16-18, 2022
  • Twist & Shout: The Music of The Beatles — February 3 to 5, 2023
  • Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown – March 3-5, 2023
  • Pink Martini — April 28-30, 2023

Chamber music series

  • Robert Spano plays chamber music — Nov. 13, 2022
  • From Despair to Hope: Messiaen and Mozart — March 19, 2023
  • Three masters of chamber music: Mozart, Poulenc and Lutosławski — May 14, 2023

Discover the Composer series

  • Composer Douglas J. Cuomo — October 13, 2022
  • Composer Stacy Garrop — January 5, 2023
  • Musicologist Robert Greenberg — February 2, 2023
  • Composer Brian Raphael Nabors — April 20, 2023

Family Series

  • Dance with the stars of the FWSO! — September 17, 2022
  • Heroes at the Symphony — February 4, 2023
  • Savage Symphony — March 4, 2023

Special concerts and gala

  • Handel’s Messiah — December 10, 2022
  • New Year’s Eve: ABBA The Concert — December 31, 2022
  • Edusei conducts: An Evening of Brahms, Schumann and Howard — February 11, 2023
  • Annual Gala Concert and Dinner with Yo-Yo Ma — February 25, 2023
  • Three American Tenors — May 13, 2023
  • Edusei conducts: An Evening of Kodály, Mozart and Brahms — June 2, 2023

Concerts in the garden

  • Asleep at the wheel — Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Jackopierce — Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Eagles music — Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Sarah Jaffé — Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • Classic Mystery Tour — Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • The Music of Pink Floyd — Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Star Wars and Beyond — Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • Star Wars and Beyond — Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • The music of the Rolling Stones — Friday, July 1, 2022
  • The Music of Queen — Saturday, July 2, 2022
  • 4th of July Celebration — Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • 4th of July Celebration — Monday, July 4, 2022

For tickets and more information, visit fwsymphony.org.

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