Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, now in his 18th season at the artistic helm of the FWSO, has led the orchestra into the 21st century to new levels of excellence. Under his leadership, the FWSO has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center and has released 13 recordings. Harth- Bedoya and the FWSO embrace creative collaborations through residencies, partnerships, and commissions.
As the principal resident company of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally-acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts In The Garden – a series of family-friendly concerts that has become a city-wide tradition. Additionally, the orchestra hosts an annual Festival of Orchestras, providing a stage for non-professional orchestras across the state of Texas. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. After all—life is better with music!