The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has canceled concerts through the end of the year due to the ongoing musicians’ strike.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has canceled its concerts through the end of the year as a result of the ongoing musicians’’ strike, the organization announced over the weekend.
A meeting on Saturday between the FWSO and the musicians’ union have not resulted in any change to the current situation, according to a press release from the FWSO.
“We deeply regret having to cancel further performances. Unfortunately, talks with the Musicians’ Union over the weekend did not yield the results necessary to ensure the Orchestra’s survival in the short term while we implement plans to secure the long-term future of the institution,” said Amy Adkins, President of the FWSOA. “Therefore, we must cancel these performances in consideration of our patrons and ticket buyers, artists, and presenters to give them ample time to make alternative plans.”
Dates and programs for the canceled FWSOA concerts include:
• Nov. 11-13: FWSO Pops Concerts – The Sounds of America
• Nov. 18-20: FWSO Symphonic Concerts – Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
• Nov. 25-27: FWSO Pops Concerts – Home for the Holidays
• Dec. 1: FWSO One-Night Special– Chris Botti, Trumpet
• Dec. 2: FWSO One-Night Special – Handel’s Messiah
• Dec. 22: FWSO Holiday Concert in Southlake – Sounds of the Season
• Dec. 31: FWSO One-Night Special – New Year’s Eve: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Community and educational performances in Mansfield and Stephenville are also canceled.
FWSO officials say that if the strike ends before Dec. 31, some performance could be reinstated.