On February 20, 2021, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will host their annual Gala Concert and Dinner with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Dickies Arena. Conductor Eric Jacobsen will lead the orchestra in their performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.
“I am thrilled that we will be able to present our Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma at Dickies Arena,” said President and CEO, Keith Cerny, Ph.D. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to perform at Fort Worth’s newest venue as we innovate with our socially-distanced model for both the orchestra and our patrons. We are grateful for the support of the community as we move forward with presenting live performances for the 2020-2021 season.”
“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and I are elated to host Yo-Yo Ma for our upcoming Gala Concert and Dinner,” said Chairman of the Board Mercedes T. Bass. “These challenging times have made the Arts more important than ever and I cannot think of a musician who exemplifies the healing power of music more than iconic cellist and my dear friend Yo-Yo Ma.”
This performance will take place Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM at Dickies Arena. Prices range from $89.00 to $179.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 817-665-6000 or by visiting www.fwsymphony.org. For individuals interested in purchasing a table for the Black Tie Dinner following the performance, please contact Director of Special Events, Jonathan Neumann.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is working closely with our venues and government health authorities to create an experience that is safe for our patrons, musicians, and staff while maintaining a shared live music experience. Safety precautions such as socially distanced seating, mandatory face masks, contactless ticketing, dedicated entry times, no intermissions, health screenings and more are being implemented for Fall performances. To stay up to date on all that we are doing to protect attendees, please read our Health & Safety Guidelines.
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 entering his 20th and final 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!