Concerts in the Garden this weekend!
June, 2012Described as “Fort Worth’s best seasonal outing!” (Star-Telegram), the annual Concerts in the Garden outdoor music festival runs through July 4 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The series offers music for every taste, including rock, jazz and classical. Tickets start at $16 (advance lawn) and are on sale at 817-665-6000 and www.fwsymphony.org<http://www.fwsymphony.org>. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. nightly, and performances begin at 8:15 p.m. Concerts are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Monday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 4. For the complete schedule, please see www.fwsymphony.org<http://www.fwsymphony.org>.This weekFriday, June 22, 2012MUSIC OF THE WHOBrent Havens, ConductorFort Worth Symphony OrchestraBe among the first to hear The Who’s generation-defining classics on a symphony stage! This new show from the people behind Music of the Eagles and Music of Led Zeppelin features My Generation, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You, the Tommy Overture and other favorites from one of the most creative, exciting and just plain loud bands in rock history. (Guitar-smashing is not likely.)Saturday, June 23, 2012MUSIC OF THE EAGLESBrent Havens, ConductorFort Worth Symphony OrchestraBack by popular demand! You know all these country-rock megahits by heart, but you may not have heard them like this: Hotel California, Desperado, One of These Nights and more, expertly rendered by vocalist Terry Brock (Kansas) and company, and all backed by gorgeous orchestration.Sunday, June 24, 2012BYRON STRIPLING QUARTET: GERSHWIN AND GUMBOA must-see for jazz fans! Byron Stripling is an engaging singer and spectacular trumpeter with a beautiful tone and an electric performance style. This big band veteran who played Louis Armstrong in the Broadway musical Satchmo is a master of many styles, and will especially please fans of traditional jazz.
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