As an ode to the country’s perseverance throughout the past year, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will host a socially distanced America Strong concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on July 4. The one-night performance will feature more than 60 minutes of music from the highly regarded FWSO and world-renowned opera singers, all conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya in his final season with the orchestra.
“I am so proud of how this organization has continued to perform live during this pandemic. The gift of live music continues to provide a healing power to communities during some of the most trying times. The America Strong 2021 concert will feature leading composers and opera singers who represent the very fabric of our country and join the orchestra in performing for a live, socially distanced audience,” said FWSO Board Chairman Mercedes T. Bass. “This is our gift to the Fort Worth community and beyond for showing such resilience over the past year of this pandemic. We invite all of you to join us at Dickies Arena on July 4 for this celebratory concert.”
The America Strong concert will feature prominent composers and musicians from across the globe. Beginning with John Stafford Smith’s “Star Spangled Banner,” patrons will be surrounded by a united spirit of patriotism and passion before moving to the brilliant “Lightspeed – Fanfare for Orchestra” by Texas Christian University’s own up-and-coming composer Kevin Day. While the rest of the program will remain under wraps until the day of the show, the FWSO crafted a lineup to bring together a diverse range of music, performers and composers for DFW to enjoy.
Similar to the FWSO’s 2020 America Strong performance, this year’s concert will be broadcast live by WFAA on Channel 8 on July 4. Check local listings for broadcast time.
For those wanting to attend the event in person, tickets will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. April 26. All patrons must purchase tickets through Ticketmaster in pods of two, three or four seats, and pricing begins at $29.30 per person.
In an effort to keep all musicians, staff and patrons healthy and safe, the FWSO will implement the same guidelines it has enforced throughout its 2020-2021 season for the America Strong concert. Patrons will be required to wear masks throughout the performance, social distancing protocols will be enforced and tickets will only be available on mobile devices.