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Fort Worth Symphony programs coming to Aledo schools in Nov.

October 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

Preview performance Thursday, Oct. 18

Kristen Hicks of Annetta, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, announced that the symphony will perform for Aledo ISD students on Nov. 9. The symphony will set up in the Aledo High School auditorium, and will perform for grades 4 and 5 of two elementary campuses and grade six at 11:15 a.m., then perform for grades 4 and 5 of the remaining two campuses, along with grade 7, at 1 p.m.

The Adventures in Music program is called “Six Flags over Texas.”
“The program is designed to bring the rich musical heritage of Texas to Aledo students while combining disciplines such as reading, history, geography and cultural studies,” Hicks said.

“First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust Asset Management Company gave a $10,000 grant to help make this possible for every fourth through seventh grader in Aledo ISD,” she said.
According to materials from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Adventures in Music program serves the Fort Worth community and beyond with “informative and educational performances for thousands of children.”

“The National Endowment for the Arts reports that at-risk students with access to the arts through elementary school earn better grades and higher test scores in science and writing.”

While the school performances are not open to the public, the community is invited to hear Swang Lin, Associate Concertmaster for the FWSO, perform on a 1685 Antonio Stradivari violin at the home of Kristen and Clay Hicks on Thursday, Oct. 18 at a come-and-go event to support a growing music education program in the Aledo ISD. Performances will be at 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Accompanying Lin will be Shields-Collins Bray, principal keyboardist of the FWSO.

Lin joined the FWSO in 1991 and was appointed associate concertmaster a few years later. Before joining the FWSO he performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York and in concert halls across the United States and Europe, including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Bray has been principal keyboardist for the FWSO 1986, and has hosted its Symphonic Insights since 1993. He has appeared many times as soloist with the orchestra, most recently in the Bolivian composer Agustin Fernandez’s “Una Musica Escondida.”

Bray is artistic advisor at the Van Cliburn Foundation, where his duties include creation and performance of all programs in Musical Awakenings, the Cliburn’s vast educational initiative. Bray is also the artistic director of Cliburn at the Modern, a series in which he hosts the most distinguished composers of our time.

For more information about the come-and-go performances on Oct. 18, call and RSVP to Brooke Bryant at 817-665-6500 ext. 118.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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