The Kennedy Center


Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (part of SHIFT)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:00 PM


Conducted by music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and featuring guest soloists Augustin Hadelich on violin and dancers from Texas Ballet Theater, this fascinating program celebrates the vibrant Latin American communities of Fort Worth as well as Harth-Bedoya's South American heritage.

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
(part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras)

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Kitty McNamee, choreographer
Dancers from Texas Ballet Theater

Celebrating the rich Latin American communities of Fort Worth, as well as music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s Peruvian heritage, this fascinating program juxtaposes music by composers from both South America and the United States. Two works are inspired by literary connections: the East Coast premiere of Jimmy López’s orchestral suite Bel Canto—an FWSO commission from his 2015 opera, based on Ann Patchett’s 2001 novel of the same name—and Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade, based on Plato’s “Symposium.” Also featured is RIFT, a symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed for six dancers from Texas Ballet Theater who share the stage with the musicians.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center in cooperation with the League of American Orchestras.