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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) is a symphony orchestra based in Fort Worth, Texas. The orchestra performs at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. The FWSO also presents the Concerts In The Garden summer music festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.==History==The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1925 by Brooks Morris, its first music director and conductor. Sixty-eight musicians performed at the first concert on December 11, 1925, before an audience of approximately 4,000 at the First Baptist Church auditorium. The FWSO disbanded from 1943-57 because of World War II. Morris provided leadership once it became active again and served as music director until 1962. Musical direction was then provided by Rudolf Kruger and Ralph R. Guenther (1963–65), Ezra Rachlin (1965–72) and John Giordano (1972–2000). Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya joined the FWSO in 2000. President Ann Koonsman has provided leadership since 1980. - Source: Wikipedia

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