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Barber & Copland: A Salute to America

Symphonic | Bass Performance Hall

November 8-10, 2019


  • Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 7:30 PM

  • Sat, Nov 9, 2019, 7:30 PM

  • Sun, Nov 10, 2019, 2:00 PM


Bass Performance Hall


Approximately 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission


Guest conductor Garrett Keast salutes American composers in a program featuring works by Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland. Experience Barber’s heart-wrenching and powerful Adagio for Strings and Copland’s Third Symphony, with its grand Fanfare for the Common Man. Plus Chloë Hanslip performs Barber’s lush and soulful Violin Concerto.


Adagio for Strings

Violin Concerto

Symphony No. 3

Featured Artists

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Garrett Keast, Conductor
Chloë Hanslip, Violin

“Coaxing an impressive range of dynamics, colours and depth of tone from her instrument, Hanslip totally engaged with the music from the outset [Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1]. Her full vibrato complimented perfectly the work’s more lyrical sections …"

Buddy Bray

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Concert Conversations

Gain extra insights into our Symphonic programs with Shield-Collins Bray, who presents Concert Conversations one hour prior to each Symphonic Concert. These free pre-concert lectures take place inside the auditorium and often feature recorded excerpts of music you will be hearing performed live as well as conversations with guest artists and visiting composers.