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    The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be returning to Graham Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, as an ending to the Graham Concert Association’s 75th season. (Leader file photo)

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra returns to GMA

The Graham Concert Association has welcomed the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years and will continue the tradition as they wrap up their 75th year in Graham.

Carter Pettit, the GCA Director, said Graham is lucky to have the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra coming to town because not many smaller communities get them to come and play.

The orchestra will perform for one-night on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The theme is Six Flags over Texas.

Brenden Weatherman, the Program Chair for GCA, said there is history between the association and the FWSO.

“Honestly knowing what they actually cost to bring to a community of our size, and the fact that they are willing to come here for a small fraction of that and they consistently come every year,” Weatherman said. “I think just shows the value that they see in educating and giving people, in a rural setting and especially our children the opportunity to hear classical music. To see it performed in a venue that is, obviously very historical to this community.”

Pettit and Weatherman also said Graham is unique in the fact that they have a special day just for schools to come and watch a smaller group of the orchestra perform outside of the regular night. Schools from around the area came to the auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to see the special performance that was just for them.

With the season coming to a close after this performance, Weatherman has seen the success of the association and the performances they host.

Weatherman said that the 2020-2021 season should be announced towards the end of summer 2020.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 12 edition of The Graham Leader.



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