For J.S. Bach’s 332nd birthday on March 21, musicians around the world will unite for Bach in Subways - free Bach concerts in subways and public spaces - to share our love for the art form and to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers.
Save Our Symphony Fort Worth in partnership with female musicians of our city - from elementary through pre-conservatory students to professional players - will present Bach at Fort Worth's historic Leonards M&O Subway Car!
Please join our Cowgirls as they honor Johann Sebastian’s birthday with their “well-tempered” artistry!
Tuesday, March 21 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
300 Throckmorton St, Fort Worth 76102
(In the lobby of One City Place in front of the Leonards M&O SUBWAY Car)
Join us as we pedal off some holiday excess all for a good cause. We'll start with a 50 minute ride set to an all classical soundtrack, then revel in some more good cheer as we mix and mingle with some musicians from FWSO at a reception directly after.
You have the choice of riding yourself or sponsoring a musician to ride for you.
Sign Up Details
SINGLE RIDER Instructions (APPLIES TO ALL SIGN UPS):
* Click the link provided, then choose the "reserve" button showing the Sat 2pm class
* Establish an account (enter all screen prompt fields)
* Choose your bike number based upon availability & pick "reserve"
* Complete credit card details....and you're set!
* SHOW UP before 1:45p on Sat in comfortable clothes
SPONSORING A RIDER ONLY (you are not riding, only sponsoring):
* Complete the profile as if you were riding (all steps in the above)
* Please ALSO send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us you are sponsoring a rider only, not riding (You can just put in SUBJECT LINE: I've sponsored a rider under my name)
* We'll ensure a rider needing a sponsor is taken care of by your generous donation!
SPONSORING MORE THAN ONE RIDER (or You will ride + sponsor one or more riders):
* Complete the profile as if you are a single rider
* When you get to the payment screen, see upper right that says "Order Summary"....there is a QUANTITY BOX. Change that number to reflect how many riders you are paying for (yourself + others)
* Please ALSO send an email to email@example.com telling us you are sponsoring a rider in addition to yourself (You can put in the SUBJECT LINE: I've signed up to ride but also have sponsored "X" number of riders)
* We'll ensure a rider(s) is taken care of by your generous donation!
NOTE: You may also show up on Saturday and register yourself and any other sponsorships you wish to make & they'll handle onsite (recommend you arrive by 1:30p if you intend to take care of onsite)
WHEW! That was a LOT of information but we know it'll be worth it!
See you there!
P.S. - We've been assured that the instructor won't kill us, and you can always take a break if necessary. So don't let fear of "death by bike" stop you from joining us!
The Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth present A Baroque Christmas, highlighting compositions of Bach and Corelli.
Soloists are Jennifer Corning Lucio, oboe; Michael Shih, violin; Pam Adams, flute; and Kyle Sherman, trumpet.
Donations are gratefully accepted and will go to The B Sharp Youth Music Program and Broadway Baptist Agape Meal.
To celebrate its first holiday season, Waterside will host a special Grove of Giving event with the help of Fort Worth’s first Whole Foods Market, which recently opened at the mixed-use center. Whole Foods Market has donated ten of its beautiful Frasier Fir Christmas trees, each of which will be decorated by a local non-profit at a party on November 29th.
Starting November 30th through December 20th, guests are invited to vote for their favorite tree by visiting the Grove and following the voting instructions located at each tree. The organization with the most votes will be announced by December 21st and will receive a $1,000 donation!
The participating non-profits are:
1. Alzheimer’s Association
2. Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail – “JA Inspire Tree”
3. Trinity Habitat for Humanity
4. Alliance for Children – “Season of Hope and Healing”
5. Rutledge Foundation
6. Casa Mañana
7. Save Our Symphony Fort Worth – “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…You Fill My Heart With Music”
8. The Women’s Center
9. Streams & Valleys – “We Wish Shoe A Merry Christmas”
10. Tarrant County Coalition for Environmental Awareness
11. Tarranty County Nature Center & Refuge
Text WSGIVE7 to 444222 to vote!
The Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth present:
“A Fort Worth Family Christmas Concert”
Guest conductor will be Ron Spigelman, a long-time favorite conductor in Fort Worth. He will lead the musicians in a pops program including the Fort Worth debut of "The Night before Christmas" by Hollywood and Asian cinema composer, Nathan Wang; Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a," arrangements of Christmas favorites "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Joy To The World," "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," by Arthur Harris for The Philadelphia Orchestra, "Carol of the Bells," arranged by well-known Fort Worth arranger, Phil Kelly, and other traditional holiday favorites.
Also featured is Guest Vocalist Ms. Breggett Rideau, making her debut with the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth. She is a critically acclaimed songstress and a trailblazer throughout the DFW metroplex when it comes to preserving the rich, cultural heritage of traditional jazz music. According to The Dallas Morning News, “Ms. Rideau is one artist who’s worth searching out. With her deep, resonant voice and her total command of jazz and soul, she’s one of the area’s most promising singers.”
Doors open at 3:00pm. Single tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. Single tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or in the lobby the day of the concert beginning at 2:30pm.
Please bring an un-wrapped toy to support WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers. Toys will be collected in the lobby prior to the concert. Save Our Symphony Fort Worth is coordinating and providing all professional and volunteer efforts.
The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World", popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893. It was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, and premiered on December 16, 1893, at Carnegie Hall conducted by Anton Seidl. It's by far Dvorak's most popular symphony, and one of the most popular of all symphonies.
Dvořák was interested in Native American music and the African-American spirituals he heard in America. This, along with America's "wide open spaces" influenced this symphony.
Come hear the symphony that Neil Armstrong took with him on the first Moon landing in 1969.
Also featured in this evening's program is Principal Flutist Jake Fridkis on Arthur Foote's "A Night Piece", and Principal Horn Molly Norcross will perform Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.
Donations are gratefully accepted and will go to the Musicians of the FWSO Fund.
Never heard the power of two cities' worth of Brass musicians in an urban park before? Rally with us for Growth, Not Cuts! The combined brass of the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth and the Musicians of the Dallas Symphony will perform. Come join in the fun at this free, family-friendly event.