Valentine’s Spectrum Concert: It’s a Date!

By February 8, 2018

Looking to add some pizzazz to your Valentine’s Day plans? Kick off your celebrations early with a romantic winter concert on Monday, February 12, at 7:00 pm in the intimacy of Leonard Memorial Chapel. This will be our second concert of the 2017 – 2018 season for the Spectrum Chamber Music Society, Fort Worth’s oldest professional chamber music group, featuring musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) and friends performing popular music and hidden gems from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.

The concert will start off with a pair of pairs and finish with beautiful and majestic music performed by a brass quintet. First up is the technically and musically sophisticated Sonata for Two Violins by turn-of-the-20th century Belgian violin virtuoso Eugêne Ysaÿe, performed by FWSO Associate Concertmaster Swang Lin and Dallas Symphony Orchestra violinist Andrew Schast. Next, a husband and wife duo, FWSO violinist Kathryn Perry and Dallas Symphony bassist Brian Perry, will end the first half with the first movement of world-renowned contemporary bassist Edgar Meyer’s jazzy Concert Duo. Also on the first half of the program, University of Texas at Arlington Assistant Professor of Violin Martha Walvoord will perform Baroque German composer Georg Philipp Telemann’s Fantasie No. 7 for solo Baroque violin.

The second half of the concert will feature one of the earliest published pieces for brass quintet, the stately and nationalistic Brass Quintet No. 1, written in 1902 by Russian composer Victor Ewald. The all-FWSO brass quintet features Assistant Principal Trumpet Adam Gordon, Second Trumpet Noah Lambert, Principal Horn Molly Norcross, Principal Trombone John Romero, and Principal Tuba Edward Jones.

This free concert will be followed by a reception and chance to meet the musicians in Wesley Hall. We hope to see you there!

This spring we will have at least two concerts each month in The Gift of Music Concert Series. Check out what’s coming up next!


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