The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, invite you to join us for a day of music at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, May 13, 2017! Non-professional orchestras within the state of Texas were invited to apply for the opportunity to take part in the Festival of Orchestras and selected orchestras will perform throughout the day. These performances are free and open to the public. The event will culminate with a regularly scheduled Symphonic performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening (this performance is ticketed as usual).

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Bass Performance Hall
All performances are free and open to the public

10:00 AM   Shepton High School Chamber Orchestra
Joshua Thompson, Director
FUCHS   Serenade for String Orchestra, No. 3, Op. 21, Mvmts I and IV
J.S. BACH   Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, Mvmts II and I
Ellen Piazza, violin
Shruthi Kattumenu, violin
DVOŘÁK   Serenade in E Major for String Orchestra, Op. 22, Mvmt I
Rachel Boone, conductor
ROUSSEL   Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 52
11:00 AM   Centennial High School Honor String Orchestra
Priscilla Ochran Holt, Director
ADAM CARSE   The Winston Suite, Prelude
SHOSTAKOVICH   Piano Concerto in C Minor for Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35, Mvmt. I
Jason Zhu, piano
John Holt, trumpet
SHOSTAKOVICH, Arr. Drew   Sinfonia for String Orchestra from String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110, Mvmts II and I
JAY UNGER, Arr. Custer   Ashokan Farewell
PIAZZOLLA   Grand Tango
Ruben Balboa, viola
12:00 PM   Paschal High School Symphony Orchestra
Toby Jones, Director
BIZET   Suite No. 2 from L’Arléssiene, Farandole
ELGAR   Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 “Enigma Variations”, Nimrod
DE MEIJ, Arr. Lavender   The Lord of the Rings (Excerpts From Symphony No. 1)
1:00 PM   Midway High School Symphony Orchestra
Beau Benson, Director
GRANDJANY   Aria in Classic Style
Sarah Hall, harp
SCHUBERT   Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
2:00 PM   Northeast Orchestra
Thomas A. Connely, Director
DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
3:00 PM   Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra
Esteban Rojas, Director
MOZART   Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
HANDEL   Selections from Music for the Royal Fireworks
BORODIN   Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
4:00 PM   Fort Worth Civic Orchestra
Dr. Kurt Sprenger, Director
J. RUSSELL POWELL   Fanfare for New Beginnings
BERLIOZ   Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, March to the Scaffold: Allegretto non troppo
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Selections from Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
ELGAR   Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, Mvmt IV
Dace Sultanov, cello
JOHN WILLIAMS, Arr. Custer   Summon the Heroes
5:00 PM   Martin High School Symphony Orchestra
Michael Stringer, Director
Brad McCann, conductor
DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, Mvmt III
Jamie Ovalle, conductor
LECUONA, Arr. Grofé   Malagueña
Samuel Branch, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, Mvmt IV
Michael Stringer, conductor

For questions regarding the Festival of Orchestras, please contact Lindsey Branch, Director of Education & Community Programs, at