Enjoy the Fort Worth Nightlife listening to the Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Performance Hall in Sundance Square!
Cherish the Ladies, one of the most successful and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music, joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three exciting concerts on March 11, 12 and 13. With their spectacular blend of beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture in an immensely entertaining show. Ron Spigelman conducts.
Organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney and sponsored by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, Cherish the Ladies began as a concert series featuring the brightest lights in Irish traditional music. Taking their name from that of a traditional Irish jig, the group initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. They soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer.
They have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains and dozens of symphony orchestras. Cherish the Ladies made their debut with the Cincinnati Pops under the tutelage of Keith Lockhart, and after the overwhelming response from the audience he took the band to Boston where they performed four shows, including the prestigious Tanglewood Summer Series. The Celtic Album, their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony, led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.
Cherish the Ladies has been named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice and Top North American Celtic Act by National Public Radio’s Thistle and Shamrock.
Cherish the Ladies has appeared on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Evening at Pops, and NPR in the U.S. and on BBC and RTE radio and television overseas. At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they were chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad.
Tickets are $27 - $79 and are available at www.fwsymphony.org or 817-665-6000. The performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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