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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Programs

Identifier: C-0095
The programs date from 1914-2014. They are arranged in chronological order and housed in 5 boxes measuring 1.8 linear feet.


  • 1914 - 2014

Language of Materials



1.8 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was first assembled in 1912 by a flutist, C.D. Lusk. Out of the group grew a larger orchestra conducted by Carl Venth. When the United States entered World War I in 1917 the orchestra disbanded. In 1925, Brooks Morris re-founded the orchestra. The orchestra did around 6 performances a year for almost 20 years, but World War II brought an end to the orchestra performances in 1943. In 1957, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association formed and was headed by Ernest Allen, Jr. Dr. Robert Hull was named conductor of the orchestra. Since then, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has been a constant presence in Fort Worth under the direction of Ezra Rachlin (1965-1971), John Giordano (1972-1999), and Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2000-Present). The symphony orchestra has gone on international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2008. In 2012, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 100 birthday.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Programs
Kathryn Garvey Cain
December 2012

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102