Harth-Bedoya to leave Fort Worth Symphony in 2020

Fri May 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Miguel Harth-Bedoya announced Thursday that he will step down as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony in 2020 at the end of his current contract.

In a prepared statement the Peruvian conductor said, “Because we have reached many shared artistic goals and such a high level of artistry, I believe that after a tenure of 20 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.”

In his two decades at the helm of the ensemble, Harth-Bedoya is credited with raising the performance quality of the orchestra. He led the FWSO in performances in Washington DC just last month.

Harth-Bedoya will take on the title of conductor laureate at the end of his tenure, and says he will return for future Fort Worth Symphony performances.

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