Dementia Friendly Fort Worth Goes Opera!

By April 8, 2021

On March 30 at 10:30 am CST, Fort Worth Opera will launch Music, Memory, and More, a very special 7-week series of community programming that marks the inaugural collaboration between FWO, Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, and the United Way Area Agency on Aging in Texas. Continued weekly through June 15, Music, Memory, and More is supported in part by a special grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts, this program of our Fort Worth Opera is designed to celebrate the connection between music and memory that has been an ongoing subject of international research for the past several decades.

This series features guest artists from Fort Worth Opera, along with the company’s talented Lesley Resident Artists. Each hour-long event begins with a mini-concert. During the first event on Tuesday, March 30, this therapeutic program will consist of two 20-minute segments. The first half of every session will feature musical performances followed by an interactive activity specifically designed to engage individuals living with dementia.

Music, Memory, and More will also feature a guest presenter, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Fort Worth Opera’s Manager of Education and Community Engagement, who will guide participants through fun and engaging activities, including music, movement, music therapy, call-and-response interaction, and socialization. Within these recorded sessions, there will be opportunities to discuss the art form of opera, learn more about the six historical periods of classical music and the different voice types.

For those who cannot join us, each recording will be available to watch online through Worth Opera and Dementia Friendly Fort Worth’s YouTube channels for thirty days following each session. All programs start at 10:30 am Central Time and will last about one hour.

To attend, please contact Gail Snider at and 817-994-3803.


Tuesday, March 30

Thursday, April 8
Thursday, April 22

Thursday, May 13
Thursday, May 27

Thursday, June 10
Tuesday, June 15

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