Fort Worth calls in the symphony fixer

Fort Worth calls in the symphony fixer


norman lebrecht

June 18, 2017

In an ever-deepening morass, the Fort Worth Symphony has called in one of America’s wisest orchestral sages to dig it out of the doldrums.

David A. Hyslop, head of the Minnesota Orchestra in its happiest times, has previously helped the Dallas Symphony in distress. He’ll be 75 this month and he’s seen it all before.

His first task will be to restore player morale after a bitter strike, then to find a capable president.

His appointment was leaked out last thing on Friday.

photo: Ellen Pesavento

David has posted the following on social media: The Fort Worth Symphony has asked me to help them during an important transition period for the organization.  In the past few years I have had interim tenures in the area with both the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Summer Musicals and both Sally and I have become very fond of the DFW region. I look forward to working with all of Fort Worth Symphony family in working together to make great music
for its audiences.


  • Scott Cantrell says:

    It was posted Friday morning by The Dallas Morning News.

  • Kevin Hall says:

    To clarify, the musicians of the FWSO were not locked out – faced with demands for more cuts, we felt that we had no choice but to strike.

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    If anyone can place the puzzle pieces in order, it’s David.