FORT WORTH — FWSO board chairman Mrs. Sid R. Bass is pleased to announce that the 2010-2011 fiscal year was both an artistic and administrative success, culminating with a balanced budget for the season.
“With aggressive fundraising strategies, strong ticket sales and rigorous budget controls in place, the orchestra is positioned for a bright future,” Mrs. Bass said.
Ann Koonsman, whose retirement as FWSO president coincided with the end of the season, said: “I am enormously pleased to leave the orchestra on solid footing, an achievement shared by the men and women of the board, staff and orchestra.
“Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya is to be applauded for his active involvement in making new friends for the orchestra and working within the budgetary constraints that were imposed on the organization. Not only is he a uniquely gifted artist, but he possesses uncommon energy and commitment to leading this orchestra to the next level.”
Successes of the 2010-2011 season include:
“It was a season that tested this organization at every level, and we rose to those challenges,” Koonsman said.