“During its 2017-18 concert season, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra plans to do some serious fiddlin’ around—when it’s not hanging out at the movies,” writes Punch Shaw in Friday’s (3/31) Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas). “Violinist Augustin Hadelich … an artistic partner … performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in the opening weekend of the orchestra’s symphonic series [and] is featured in [April] concerts … which also include performers from the Texas Ballet Theater, and the work of visiting composer Jimmy Lopez and visiting choreographer Kitty McNamee. That latter program will be repeated in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2018, when Hadelich and the orchestra take part in the 2018 SHIFT: Festival of American Orchestras event at the Kennedy Center…. [Itzhak] Perlman … will perform music from several classic films including ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ ‘Far and Away’ and ‘Schindler’s List.’ … A free outdoor screening of the 1984 Mozart bio pic ‘Amadeus’ in Sundance Square will be used to kick off the orchestra’s Classical Masters Festival.… A scattering of new works offered as concert openers [will include] works by three visiting composers,” Mason Bates, Anna Clyne, and Jimmy Lopez. Miguel Harth-Bedoya is the Fort Worth Symphony’s music director.

Posted April 3, 2017