Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FWSO and Ballet Frontier to Perform Suite from The Firebird

In partnership with Apex Arts League, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will return to White’s Chapel UMC in Southlake to perform a family concert featuring the Suite from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. Based on the Russian legend, Stravinsky’s work tells the tale of a bold hero battling dark forces and freeing captive princesses from the clutches of evil by calling on the magical Firebird for aid. Dancers from Ballet Frontier of Fort Worth will accompany the orchestra during the performance. The FWSO will also be performing Benjamin Britten’s “The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.”

This family concert will take place at 6:00 p.m. at White’s Chapel UMC, Southlake on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults, with discounts available for Apex members and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FWSO Ticket Office at 817-665-6000, by visiting www.fwsymphony.org.

About Apex Arts League

The mission of Apex Arts League is to enhance appreciation, provide access, and promote participation in the arts in our community – the Apex of the D/FW Metroplex – through partnership with leading arts and civic organizations. A home for the arts in our area has always been in our vision.

We are currently working with the City of Southlake on plans for a performing arts space. As this important process continues, we will continue to focus on presenting professional arts performances and events, providing unique arts education opportunities, and promoting the arts through our partnerships in the community.

We are extremely appreciative of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Carroll Independent School District, the City of Southlake, the City of Keller, Southlake Town Square and Watermere for sharing their facilities with us this season and enabling us to present a variety of exciting, innovative, and quality programming to NE Tarrant County.

About Ballet Frontier of Texas

Ballet Frontier of Texas was established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit dance company.  Dedicated to providing a powerful cultural experience, the company encompasses an organic mix of artistic quality, young talent and world-class choreography. Proficient training provides career building opportunities for aspiring young dancers who participate in open auditions, rehearsals and performances alongside top dance professionals. Annual performances include The Nutcracker, the Youth Dance Festival and a new production each spring.  Special performances and programs such as The Nutcracker School Show are offered to local schools and are essential to Ballet Frontier’s commitment to community outreach.

About Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is deeply committed to uniting its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually. Since its beginnings in 1912, the FWSO has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts. Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, now in his 19th season at the artistic helm of the FWSO, has led the orchestra into the 21st century to new levels of excellence. Under his leadership, the FWSO has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. Throughout his tenure, the FWSO has released 13 recordings – with several being world premiere releases – garnering international acclaim. Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the FWSO have embraced creative collaborations through residencies, partnerships, and commissions. As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally-acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts in The Garden – a series of family-friendly concerts that has become a city-wide tradition. Additionally, the orchestra hosts an annual Festival of Orchestras, providing an opportunity for non-professional orchestras across the state of Texas to perform in Bass Performance Hall. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. After all—life is better with music!

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