Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is made up of 65 internationally-recruited musicians and has brought world-class symphonic performances to rural communities across Texas for nearly 35 years. The FWSO is nationally recognized for artistic excellence and diverse programming, as well as innovative and dynamic music education programs. With an experienced managerial and artistic staff, the Orchestra annually provides inspiring public and student performances in concert halls, community centers, and schools, making symphonic music accessible to adults and children who, due to geographic constraints, might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a live, professional orchestral performance. Performing a variety of programs, the Orchestra introduces a range of traditional and contemporary works that are audience and age appropriate. Engaging education performances provide programming that is interactive and curriculum-based. Comprehensive study materials are provided in advance of education performances to prepare students for their concert experience. Based on scheduling and the presenter’s budget, community concerts can include soloists, choral support, and outdoor programs.
330 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102
public performance/concert $10000 - $30000
school performance $5000 - $10000
optional service ensembles $750 - $2000
Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is an internationally recognized orchestra known for its artistic excellence, innovation, and service to the community. Each year, the 87 full-time musicians of the Houston Symphony perform more than 250 concerts, recitals, education and community programs and events that impact the lives of more than 300,000 people, including over 80,000 children and students and more than 100,000 who attend performances free of charge. In addition to concerts in major performance spaces, the orchestra regularly performs in hospitals, schools, places of worship, and other community centers throughout the city. The Houston Symphony offers a wide variety of programming options that can be customized to meet the diverse needs of its presenters. In addition to concerts featuring classical masterpieces and popular programming, the Houston Symphony can perform interactive family concerts, multicultural programs, and engaging educational concerts that are TEKS-aligned. Also available for tour are performances of the orchestra’s multimedia HD Odyssey film projects: "The Planets" and "The Earth." Photo: Wilson Parish.
615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77002
public performance/concert $50000 - $100000
school performance $15000 - $50000
Mother Falcon began as a jam session of classically-trained high school cellists and has since blossomed into an indie chamber orchestra of twenty young musicians, creating an intricate soundscape of rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms. The band’s albums have been praised by NPR, and they have collaborated with artists such as Alejandro Escovedo, Amanda Palmer, Tony Trischka, and Ben Sollee. Continually creating new work, Mother Falcon debuted an extract of Stravinsky's “The Rite of Spring” and an orchestral interpretation of Radiohead’s OK Computer. Committed to music education, Mother Falcon conducts a summer songwriting camp for orchestra students. Mother Falcon tours its own music and also tours in collaboration with other artists, as it recently did with cellist Ben Sollee.
PO Box 12783
Austin, TX 78711
public performance/concert $2500 - $10000
school performance $1000 - $10000
Orchestra of New Spain
The Orchestra of New Spain is a professional period instrument orchestra/chorus presenting in concert the neglected repertory of the Spanish and New World 17th and 18th centuries, dedicated to the exploration of the Hispanic heritage of which it is a part, and educating the public on the importance of the repertory and its broader cultural implications. From the research of ONS's artistic director to locate the works, through the entire editorial process, the Orchestra brings this music to audiences of all ages in imaginative and compelling concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and educational programs, most recently extending to staged operatic production. Works available for 2016-17 include Christmas/Epiphany repertory and small form baroque works for 8 vocalists and 7-8 instruments: early Spanish opera, zarzuela, tonadillas (secular cantatas) and liturgical works from Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico. Open to repertory requests.
10260 North Central Expressway, Suite 276
Dallas, TX 75231-3440
public performance/concert $1000 - $30000
school performance $1000 - $5000