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MOZART & BRAHMS WITH THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

January, 2011

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform masterworks by Mozart and Brahms Feb. 11-13 at Bass Performance Hall. Chee-Yun joins the Orchestra for Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish.” Mozart wrote five violin concertos by the young age of 19, and the Fifth is considered by many to be the greatest of the set. It showcases his signature elegance, virtuosity and passion. The FWSO will also perform Brahms’ beautiful Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, a favorite among music lovers. Fernandez’ Una música escondida will also be featured on Saturday and Sunday. Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 - $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.

Learn more about the music at Symphonic Insights, hosted by Shields-Collins “Buddy” Bray, principal keyboardist of the FWSO. The interactive lecture series takes place one hour before each concert in the audience chamber.

Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, she continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

She performs regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic and Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and National symphony orchestras. She has also appeared with the Atlanta Symphony and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has toured the U.S. with the San Francisco Symphony. Internationally, she has toured with the Haifa Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Germany’s Braunschweig Orchestra, and MDR Radio Leipzig. Other performances abroad include those with the St. Petersburg Camerata, Bamberg Philharmonic, Bilbao Symphony, London Festival Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic and KBS Symphony Orchestra.

As a recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Recent highlights include performances at the Kennedy Center's Salute to Slava gala honoring Mstislav Rostropovich, the Mostly Mozart Festival's tour to Japan, with Michael Tilson Thomas in the inaugural season of Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the U.S. premiere of the Penderecki Sonata No. 2 with pianist Barry Douglas, duo recitals with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and a performance at the American Ballet Theatre’s fall gala. Firmly committed to chamber music, Chee-Yun has toured with Music from Marlboro and appears frequently with Spoleto USA, a project she has been associated with since its inception.

These concerts are part of the American Airlines Symphonic Series and are made possible by season sponsors American Airlines, Star-Telegram, North Texas Audi Dealers and Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.

For tickets, 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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