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Miguel Harth-Bedoya Will Conclude Twenty Years as FWSO Music Director in 2019-2020 Season

05.11.18
Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Miguel Harth-Bedoya announced today that he will conclude his tenure as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in July, 2020, at the culmination of his 20th year as the orchestra's artistic leader. Following the 2019-2020 season, he will assume the title of Conductor Laureate of the FWSO, and will be returning to conduct in upcoming seasons. 

"I am so proud of the work the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and I have done together over the last nearly two decades. These 18 years with the FWSO have touched and changed me deeply," stated FWSO Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya. "Working together with the orchestra toward higher and higher artistic levels - even through the challenges - has been profoundly rewarding. Our musicians' extraordinary playing constantly inspires me, and because of them I have become a better conductor. Our recent success on an international stage at the Kennedy Center, like our Carnegie Hall performance a decade ago, is a testament to our relevance as an outstanding American orchestra." 

Harth-Bedoya continued, "Because we have reached many shared artistic goals and such a high level of artistry, I believe that after a tenure of twenty seasons, it will be the right time for the orchestra to close a chapter and to begin a new one, exploring new challenges, points of view, opportunities and ideas. It is the right thing to do for the institution. Working with such talented colleagues, a stellar staff, and a supportive board is an immense joy. I look forward to many more magical moments over my two final seasons as artistic leader, and I will proudly maintain my close relationship with the institution in the years beyond."

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