1912

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 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 Beethoven

2002

Miguel Harth-Bedoya wins the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award

Great Performances Festival featuring the music of Brahms

2003

Great Performances Festival featuring the music of 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 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 violn, the "Eugenie", generously on loan from an anonymous donor

Great Performances Festival: Celebrate America features music by Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein

2012

The FWSO celebrates its 100th birthday