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CELTIC SENSATION ‘CHERISH THE LADIES’ PERFORMS WITH THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

February, 2011

“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.”

The Boston Globe

 

 

FORT WORTH – Cherish the Ladies, one of the most successful and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music, joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three exciting concerts on March 11, 12 and 13. With their spectacular blend of beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture in an immensely entertaining show. Ron Spigelman conducts.

            The concerts take place at Bass Performance Hall and begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $27 - $79 and are available at www.fwsymphony.org or 817-665-6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney and sponsored by the Ethnic FolkArtsCenter and the National Endowment for the Arts, Cherish the Ladies began as a concert series featuring the brightest lights in Irish traditional music. Taking their name from that of a traditional Irish jig, the group initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. They soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer.

They have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony orchestras. Cherish the Ladies made their debut with the Cincinnati Pops under the tutelage of Keith Lockhart, and after the overwhelming response from the audience he took the band to Boston where they performed four shows, including the prestigious Tanglewood Summer Series. The Celtic Album, their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony, led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.

Cherish the Ladies has been named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice and Top North American Celtic Act by National Public Radio’s Thistle and Shamrock.

Cherish the Ladies has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, and NPR in the U.S. and on BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad.

These concerts are part of the Star-Telegram Pops Series and are made possible by season sponsors Star-Telegram, American Airlines, North Texas Audi Dealers and Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.

For more information or tickets, please visit www.fwsymphony.org or call 817-665-6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              817-665-6000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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