Spectrum Concert Series: Music to Your Ears

By November 5, 2015Music & Worship Arts

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Monday, November 9
7:00 pm | Leonard Memorial Chapel

“If you’ve never been to a chamber music concert before, you’ve got to try it.”

— David Hermann, founding member of Spectrum

The first Spectrum Concert of the 2015–2016 series is just around the corner, and you will not want to miss it! The Spectrum, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s professional chamber music ensemble, will perform its first concert of the season at FUMCFW on Monday, November 9, at 7:00 pm in the Leonard Memorial Chapel.

Six members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) founded the Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble in 1986 to present concerts of music for smaller ensembles. Over the years, the group has expanded to include other FWSO performers, faculty members from nearby schools, and local professional musicians.

The next concert will feature Allan Steele, principal cellist for the FWSO. Together with Peggy Graff, pianist, Allan will perform “Six Studies in English Folk Song” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This piece of chamber music is a collection of six English folk songs for cello and piano. “I am thrilled to collaborate with Allan on this piece,” Peggy exclaims. “This is our 19th season of Spectrum, and I’m looking forward to performing in it with him.”

Allan was born in Chicago and has studied the cello since he was 4 years old. He has premiered various works in chamber and orchestral settings, and has earned first place awards in several competitions. Allan is an extremely talented cellist, and we are excited that he will be featured in this Spectrum Concert. “Please join me in welcoming Allan Steele to our community following the concert at our reception in Wesley Hall,” Peggy adds.

In the 19 seasons of concerts at FUMCFW and one other venue, Spectrum has performed 357 different compositions by 163 individual composers. This season, more compositions and composers will be added to the Spectrum’s repertoire, including the folk songs performed by Allan and Peggy.

Spectrum partners with FUMCFW to provide a free performance venue that is open to the Fort Worth community and surrounding areas. The intimate setting and enhanced acoustics in the Leonard Memorial Chapel allow musicians and audience members to experience an up-close-and-personal evening of music. Join us for the upcoming concert on Monday, November 9, at 7:00 pm for some never-before-seen performances. From light entertainment to folk songs, it will be music to your ears.

For more information, please contact Peggy Graff (pgraff@myfumc.org) at 817/339-2405.

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