The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is delighted and honored to participate in the second annual SHIFT:  A Festival of American Orchestras, taking place in Washington, D.C., April 9-15, 2018, presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts.  On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Orchestra will perform on the mainstage of the Kennedy Center. There will also be two residency performances in Washington, D.C. as part of the tour.

SHIFT celebrates the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras by creating an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital. The week-long festival is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around Washington, D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras - Mainstage Concert
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall

This fascinating evening features two works inspired by literary connections: Bel Canto by Jimmy López is based on Ann Patchett's 2001 novel of the same name; Serenade by Leonard Bernstein is based on Plato's "Symposium." Also featured is RIFT, a symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed for six dancers on stage.

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SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras - Residency Activities:

While in Washington, D.C. the FWSO will perform two separate programs at locations to be determined.

Monday, April 9, 2018:

Miguel Harth-Bedoya will lead a small group of FWSO musicians in Caminos del Inka program, celebrating the rich musical heritage of the Americas and the historical significance of the Great Incan Trail.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018:

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be joined by dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater to perform a bilingual presentation of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for elementary students in the Washington, D.C. area.