As Executive Director of Spectrum Chamber Music Society, I want to welcome you to our 35th season of presenting outstanding chamber music performances featuring musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony and friends!
We have some exciting plans for the 2021-22 season:
—As we cautiously move back to in-person concerts, we are excited to announce the return to our original home, First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, for our usual three Spectrum East concerts (all on Monday evenings at 7:30pm): October 18, 2021, and February 28 and April 25, 2022. The October 18th concert will feature another new work by local composer, Till MacIvor Meyn (this time for two Eb clarinets and string quartet), and the April 25th concert will be an ALL NEW MUSIC program, including the winning string quartet written by the recipient of our very first Spectrum Chamber Music Composition Award!
—Our other home, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, has been extremely gracious in allowing us to present livestream concerts during the pandemic, and we are very happy to go back there to present our Spectrum Downtown concerts with an in-person audience. (NOTE: We will be back in the intimate confines of Leonard Memorial Chapel for the fall concert, which will take place on Monday November 8, 2021 at 7:00pm.)
—On May 27, 2021 FUMC generously hosted us for our first major fundraising event, “ONE GRAND NIGHT”, which took place last May and featured Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting Mozart’s Gran Partita for wind ensemble. We wanted to post photos sooner, but we had to wait to get the prints back from Fotomat. (Actually, first we had to FIND a Fotomat, and THEN we had to wait for the prints.😉) The evening was a smashing success! (Check out our coverage of the event here.)
FUMC has now agreed to host our 2nd Annual “ONE GRAND NIGHT” event, which will take place on Monday May 16, 2022. This time we will present chamber music of beloved composer Johann Sebastian Bach, including one of his Suites for Unaccompanied Cello—featuring FWSO Principal Cellist, Allan Steele—and not one, but TWO Brandenburg Concertos—No. 3 and No. 6! Throw in another gorgeous reception in the church’s beautiful courtyard garden, and we’ve got the makings of a memorable evening.
—On Sunday February 20 at 7:00pm, we are thrilled to present a one-night-only SPECTRUM WEST concert at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church near the campus of Texas Christian University. We’d like to thank the folks at St. Stephen for giving us an opportunity to branch out in a westerly direction.
To find a complete list of dates for this season, check out our 2021-22 concert page.
For all these and other reasons (including some plans we have in the works), we are really pumped for this season, and we hope you are, too! We hope to see you at as many concerts as possible, and don’t forget to spread the word about Spectrum!!
One final note: For the first time ever, Spectrum will participate in North Texas Giving Day, which will take place on Thursday September 23! Please consider making a financial contribution to help support our growing organization. You don’t even have to wait until the 23rd—the early donation period has already begun, and we are gratefully accepting contributions. Thank you in advance for your financial support!