2022-2023 Season Highlights
September 9 & 10, 2022, 7:30 pm and September 11, 2022, 2:00 pm
Fort Worth Symphony 2022-23 Season Opening Night
For his inaugural concert as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano conducts Brahms’ Lyric Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony.
October 14 & 15, 7:30 pm and October 16, 2022, 2:00 pm
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra / World Premiere by Douglas J. Cuomo
Robert Spano conducts an elegant evening of jazz in this homage to some of America’s greatest music, with a world premiere by noted film, television and concert music composer Douglas J. Cuomo, alongside works by Bernstein, Gershwin and Ellington. GRAMMY Award-winning American saxophonist (and composer and arranger) Joe Lovano joins the orchestra.
January 27 and February 4, 8, 10 at 7:30 pm and January 29 at 2:00 pm
Houston Grand Opera / New Production of Massenet’s Werther
Spano conducts the Houston Grand Opera orchestra for a new production of Massenet’s lush opera of unrequited love, Werther, from French director Benoît Jacquot, making his HGO debut in a co-production of Opera de Paris and Royal Opera House. Matthew Polenzani, one of the world’s most distinguished tenors, leads the cast as Werther in his Houston debut. With mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, an international star and winner of three Grammy awards, also in her debut.
April 21 & 22, 2023, 7:30 pm and April 30, 2023, 2:00 pm
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra / World Premiere by Brian Raphael Nabors and Performance by Texas Ballet Theater
Robert Spano conducts the world premiere of Of Earth & Sky: Tales from the Motherland by Alabama native Brian Raphael Nabors, a rising star whose music has already been performed by some of this country's greatest orchestras. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird and Griffes’ Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn, presented in collaboration with the Texas Ballet Theater, Ben Stevenson, choreographer.