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.
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.