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FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

December, 2010

“Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music,” declared his colleague Jerome Kern. Jack Everly conducts an all-star cast of celebrated vocalists and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a stirring program that includes “White Christmas,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Blue Skies” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Don’t miss this lavish performance honoring the most beloved and prolific of American songwriters on Jan. 28 – 30 at Bass Performance Hall.

The concerts begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $27 - $79 and are available at www.fwsymphony.org or 817-665-6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis symphony orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Arts Centre Orchestra. He is widely known for his innovative approach to programs that have brought new audiences to the time-tested and beloved symphonic pops genre. This season he made his Cleveland Orchestra debut at Blossom Music Center and appears as guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Toronto, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for fourteen years, where he served as music director. In addition, he has teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored including The Goodbye Girl, They’re Playing Our Song, and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. In television and film, he has appeared on In Performance at the White House and conducted the songs for Disney’s animated classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has been music director on numerous Broadway cast recordings, and conducted the critically praised Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway’s Jule Styne. In 1998 he created the Symphonic Pops Consortium serving as music director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces a new theatrical pops program each season providing a superior quality artistic program for all.

These concerts are part of the Star-Telegram Pops Series and are made possible by season sponsors Star-Telegram, American Airlines, North Texas Audi Dealers and Worthington Renaissance Hotel. These concerts are presented in honor of the Symphony League of Fort Worth. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.

For more information or tickets, please visit www.fwsymphony.org or call 817-665-6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.



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