February, 2012Popular guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen returns to Fort Worth to lead the Fort Worth Symphony’s next classical weekend, March 2-4 at Bass Performance Hall. The program includes Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with guest soloist Markus Groh, as well as Franck’s Symphony in D Minor and Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan.
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$79 at 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org.
· Mei-Ann Chen, one of the most exciting young conductors in the U.S., is in her second season as music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Her charismatic podium style, musicality and personal warmth have helped fuel her meteoric rise, and anyone who experienced her 2009 appearance with the FWSO won’t want to miss this program. For Ms. Chen’s complete bio, see www.fwsymphony.org/hld/bio.asp?bio=222.
· Consistently cited for his “sound imagination” and astonishing power, German-born pianist Markus Groh has confirmed his place among the finest pianists in the world today since winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 1995. He’s also a local favorite, having played all the Brahms concertos at the FWSO’s Brahms festival in 2002 and returning in 2004 to play his own transcription of the Brahms Double Concerto. For his complete bio, see
These concerts are part of the American Airlines Symphonic Series and are made possible by season sponsors American Airlines, Star-Telegram and Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.