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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

December, 2010

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Painted Violins...Passions from the Palette project merges celebrated artists with the world of music to benefit children’s education. More than 20 notable regional, national and celebrity artists have taken bare wooden violins as their canvases and created strikingly individual and vibrant works that reflect a variety of styles and media, as well as personal concepts of art and music. Each gorgeous work of art is based on a symphonic work as the artist’s inspiration.


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will host both silent and live auctions starting at 6:30 p.m. on February 24, 2011 at Chesapeake Energy Plaza, in downtown Fort Worth. Tickets start at $100 each and may be ordered by calling 817-665-6500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6500      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 111. Pre-auction bids will be accepted through February 20, 2011 by calling 817-665-6500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6500      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 111. To see the complete collection of violins, visit


This auction is a rare and exclusive opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works of art from artists who are celebrated and collected nationally and internationally. Artists include Lewis Bauer, Ron Cheek, Billy Hassell, Lee Herring and Annabelle Verhoye, among others, as well as celebrities such as Kay Granger.


“We are thrilled that we were able to attract such a high level of artistic talent among our participating artists,” said Robin Millman, chairman of Painted Violins 2011. “The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is deeply honored that these individuals donated their time and talents to support our wonderful programs for children.”


Proceeds from Painted Violins will benefit Adventures in Music, the FWSO’s education and outreach program that inspires, educates and entertains more than 65,000 children each year.


This event is made possible in part by presenting sponsor Teletouch-Hawk Electronics. The violins will be displayed at FWSO events at Bass Performance Hall, around the community, and at until the main event.




Lewis Bauer                Mahler / Das Lied von der Erde

Meg Benkel                 Mozart / Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major

Earnest Benton           Gershwin / Rhapsody in Blue

Ron Cheek                  Bizet / Suite No. 1 from L’arlessienne,

Lauren Childs            Copland / Quiet City

Blair Currin                 Mendelssohn / A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Kay Granger               Ravel / Mother Goose Suite   

J.T. Grant                    Mahler / Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Genie Guynn               Strauss / Don Juan

Billy Hassell                Resphigi / The Birds

Lee Herring                 Poledouris / Lonesome Dove soundtrack

Val Hunnicutt             Copland / Appalachian Spring

Carol Ivey                   Strauss / Death and Transfiguration

DeBob Jacob               Rimsky-Korsakov / Capriccio Espagnol

Sunnie LeBlanc           Saint-Saëns / Carnival of the Animals

Robert McAn              All music

Erin Davies Miller       Beethoven / “Thunderstorm” from Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Patricia Murphy          Mendelssohn / Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”

Devon Nowlin                        Weber / Der Freischütz

Alessandra Parachini   Rachmaninoff / Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

Blaine Smith               Vivaldi / “Summer” from The Four Seasons

James Tennison           Mozart / Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major

Annabelle Verhoye     Mozart / Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Soon Warren               Morricone / Cinema Paradiso


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