Fort Worth loses its music director

Miguel Harth-Bedoya is leaving Texas.

He says: ‘I am so proud of the work the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and I have done together over the last nearly two decades. These years with the FWSO have touched and changed me deeply. Working together with the orchestra toward higher and higher artistic levels – even through the challenges – has been profoundly rewarding. Our musicians’ extraordinary playing constantly inspires me, and because of them I have become a better conductor. Our recent success on an international stage at the Kennedy Center, like our Carnegie Hall performance a decade ago, is a testament to our relevance as an outstanding American orchestra.’

The challenges have been plentiful and seem to be growing.

The orchestra has been without a chief executive for a year. Last month, the interim manager walked away.

The orchestra is in friction with its hall management.


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  • Carmen
    Posted at 11:09h, 11 May Reply

    A wonderful conductor, a great music director and a superb musician with tremendous integrity. Fort Worth’s loss will be another orchestra’s gain.

  • Jon H
    Posted at 13:27h, 11 May Reply

    I don’t really know what’s right for Orchestre de Paris – but a conductor like this might be very interesting…

    • Robert Fitzpatrick
      Posted at 15:26h, 11 May Reply

      I second that sentiment. A Peruvian in Paris…why not?

      • The View from America
        Posted at 21:28h, 12 May Reply

        The last time that happened was when Offenbach’s “Gaite Parisienne” was staged there.

  • Melinda
    Posted at 16:36h, 11 May Reply

    Correction: Hyslop was out last October, not last month.

  • FWSOfan
    Posted at 17:04h, 11 May Reply

    The end of an era for the FWSO

  • drummerman
    Posted at 18:43h, 11 May Reply

    David Hyslop (interim ed) is now interim with the Omaha Symphony.

    Norman, when you say he “walked away,” are you suggesting/implying that there was a problem with Dave being there?

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