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2012 CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

May, 2012

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Concerts in the Garden summer music festival, which runs June 1-July 4 and features 17 nights of outdoor concerts at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with fireworks every night.

 

 

·         Festival dates: June 1-July 4, 2012

 

 

·         Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

 

 

·         Times: Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concerts begin at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

·         On-sale date: Monday, April 30

 

 

·         To purchase: 817-665-6000 and www.fwsymphony.org

 

 

 

 

THE MUSIC

 

 

This series offers a variety of music — pop, rock, country, jazz, classical and mambo. (Full concert descriptions follow the release.)

 

 

New acts this year:

 

 

·         Tributes to The Who and Fleetwood Mac, both with full orchestra

 

 

·         Vertical Horizon (rock)

 

 

·         Reckless Kelly (country)

 

 

·         Marc Broussard (blues/rock/R&B)

 

 

·         Tito Puente Jr. (mambo)

 

 

·         Byron Stripling Quartet (classic jazz)

 

 

Returning favorites:

 

 

·         Old 97’s (alt-country)

 

 

·         Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (jazz/funk/rock/hip-hop)

 

 

·         Music of the Eagles (a tribute show with full orchestra)

 

 

·         Classical Mystery Tour (a Beatles tribute with full orchestra)

 

 

·         Kraig Parker as Elvis

 

 

·         1812 Overture, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya and ending with spectacular fireworks synchronized to the music

 

 

·         Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (three dates to choose from)

 

 

 

 

TICKETS

 

 

Picnics are welcome on the lawn or at reserved table seats. Patrons may bring their own food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, or purchase light refreshments on site.

 

 

Lawn tickets are $16 in advance and $22 at the gate day of show. Children ages 10 and younger are admitted free on the lawn if accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Adult table seats are $23-$43 in advance and $28-$48 at the gate. Children’s table tickets are $11-$43 in advance and $16-$48 at the gate.

 

 

Tickets go on sale April 30 at www.fwsymphony.org and 817-665-6000.

 

 

 

 

PARKING

 

 

Parking options at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (all available in advance only, through the Fort Worth Symphony ticket office): VIP/Valet Parking, $25; VIP/Valet Handicapped Parking, $20; self-parking in the North or South lots, $15.

 

 

Parking at Farrington Field: $10, cash only, purchased at the lot day of show. Free shuttle service is provided to the North Gate.

 

 

 

 

WEATHER

 

 

Listen to WRR 101.1 FM, check www.fwsymphony.org, or follow the FWSO Facebook or Twitter feeds for information on concert delays or cancellations. If a concert must be cancelled, lawn tickets will be honored at any remaining performance except June 23 and July 3-4. Guests with paid table tickets should call 817-665-6000 to exchange reserved seats for another performance except June 23 and July 3-4. Parking passes and complimentary tickets may not be exchanged.

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

            Concerts in the Garden receives major support from BNSF RailwayFrank Kent Cadillac,Star-TelegramWells Fargo and XTO Energy. Admission for children 10 and younger is made possible by a generous grant from the Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee. Additional support comes from Alcon, Atlas Enterprises, Bell Helicopter Textron, Ben E. Keith Beverages/Bud Light Platinum, Buchanan Technologies, WFAA-Channel 8, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott, and Metro Golf Cars, as well as the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.Concerts in the Garden is presented in cooperation with the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services and the Fort Worth Botanical Society.

 

 

 

 

------------------------------------------ Full Concert Schedule --------------------------------------

 

 

*Non-orchestral nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2012 *

 

 

TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

 

 

The festival opens big with the multitalented trombonist/trumpeter/singer who sizzled in his Concerts in the Garden debut last year. Trombone Shorty and his band deliver a rich New Orleans brew of jazz, funk, rock and hip-hop in a high-energy show that shouldn’t be missed.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 2, 2012 *

 

 

OLD 97’S

 

 

Local heroes the Old 97’s helped invent the alternative country genre when they roared out of Dallas in the 1990s. Charismatic lead singer Rhett Miller provides the brilliant, piercing lyrics, over a sound that appeals to rock and country fans alike.

 

 

Sponsored by Bud Light Platinum

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 3, 2012 *

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS

 

 

Elvis lives! ­­— again — through the uncanny talents of Kraig Parker. The King of tribute artists drives crowds wild with his perfect renditions of Blue Suede ShoesAll Shook Up and many more.

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012 *

 

 

MARC BROUSSARD

 

 

Young Louisiana singer Marc Broussard has built a loyal following with his blazing talent on the guitar and his blend of R&B, blues, rock and pop. As heard in his Top 40 singles Where You Are and Home, Broussard sings with deep emotion in a style that’s earned the name “bayou soul.”

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 9, 2012 *

 

 

VERTICAL HORIZON

 

 

Radio stars Vertical Horizon rock the Garden with their appealing alt-rock hits, including the Top 10 singlesEverything You WantYou’re a God and Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning).   

 

 

Sponsored by Alcon

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

 

 

1812 OVERTURE

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

 

 

A night of symphonic masterpieces, ending with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture the way it should be experienced: with your Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and a spectacular fireworks show precisely choreographed to the music.

 

 

Sponsored by Atlas Enterprises

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

 

 

STAR WARS AND BEYOND

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Andrés Franco, Conductor

 

 

This family night is highlighted by some of the most popular orchestral music of our time: John Williams’ classic scores for Star WarsHarry Potter and more. Kids love it (costumed Star Wars characters roam the grounds) — and you will, too.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 16, 2012 *

 

 

RECKLESS KELLY

 

 

The long-running Austin quintet has built a loyal following with their fun-loving live shows and a style that resides at the intersection of country and rock: jangly acoustic instruments mixed with bluesy guitar riffs and Texas twang. Reckless Kelly’s Concerts in the Garden debut is an event country fans won’t want to miss.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

 

 

MUSIC OF FLEETWOOD MAC

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Andrés Franco, Conductor

 

 

It’s all here — the soulful vocals, the guitar work, the exceptional songwriting of one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The Jeans ’n Classics group brings all of Fleetwood Mac’s big hits: Go Your Own WayRhiannonDon’t Stop and more, all backed by full orchestra.

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 22, 2012

 

 

MUSIC OF THE WHO

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Brent Havens, Conductor

 

 

Be among the first to hear The Who’s generation-defining classics on a symphony stage! This new show from the people behind Music of the Eagles and Music of Led Zeppelin features My GenerationPinball WizardWho Are You, the Tommy Overture and other favorites from one of the most creative, exciting and just plain loud bands in rock history. (Guitar-smashing is not likely.)

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

 

 

MUSIC OF THE EAGLES

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Brent Havens, Conductor

 

 

Back by popular demand! You know all these country-rock megahits by heart, but you may not have heard them like this: Hotel CaliforniaDesperadoOne of These Nights and more, expertly rendered by vocalist Terry Brock (Kansas) and company, and all backed by gorgeous orchestration.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 24, 2012 *

 

 

BYRON STRIPLING QUARTET: GERSHWIN AND GUMBO

 

 

A must-see for jazz fans: Byron Stripling is an engaging singer and spectacular trumpeter with a beautiful tone and an electric performance style. This big band veteran who played Louis Armstrong in the musicalSatchmo is a master of many styles, and will especially please fans of traditional jazz.

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 29, 2012 *

 

 

TITO PUENTE JR.

 

 

The son of legendary mambo king Tito Puente is keeping the tradition alive. Percussionist Tito Puente Jr. and his band can do it all: Tito Sr.’s classics, as well as more modern spins on Latin jazz and salsa. It’s a hot, high-voltage show that’s sure to have everyone dancing!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

 

 

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Martin Herman, Conductor

 

 

Penny Lane with live trumpets. Yesterday with a string quartet.  Experience the timeless hits of the Fab Four in orchestral arrangements played by the full Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Classical Mystery Tour’s stand-ins for John, Paul, George and Ringo bring the sound and the look, earning them wide recognition as the best Beatles tribute anywhere.

 

 

 

 

Monday-Wednesday, July 2-4, 2012

 

 

OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC

 

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Andrés Franco, Conductor

 

 

It’s a Fort Worth tradition! Break out your finest Independence Day picnic fare, while the Fort Worth Symphony supplies the patriotic soundtrack — favorite songs like God Bless America, stirring marches and military salutes. All three shows end with one of the best fireworks displays in the area.

 

 

July 4 sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron



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