“As streaming consumption grows, the absence of streaming residuals will prevent musicians from being able to afford a home and feed their families, and threatens to erode the major contributions our members make to our local communities,” said Ray Hair, AFM International President. “AFM members must take on the changes in technology by ensuring that we maintain good jobs and a rightful place in the future of the industry. We are seeking a productive dialogue with AMPTP as we work to reach a fair resolution of these negotiations.” –Ray Hair, AFM International PresidentRead more
On Thursday, March 7, the House Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “The Cost of Inaction: Why Congress Must Address the Multiemployer Pension Crisis.” This was the first Congressional hearing of 2019 to focus entirely on the crisis.Read more
by The FWSO Players’ Committee
Two recent appointments have brought great optimism to the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony: Dr. Keith Cerny began his tenure as President and CEO in January, and last week came the announcement that Robert Spano will join us as Principal Guest Conductor in the 20/21 season.
We’re confident that Keith Cerny will bring the same quality of fresh thinking and innovation that he brought to the Dallas Opera, where he established the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, oversaw the commissioning of several new operas, and led the music director search that culminated in the hiring of Emmanuel Villaume. He remains popular with the musicians of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
Edith Virginia Davies Williams was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 26, 1925 to Joseph Speed Davies, Sr. andRead more
George Preston (“Sammy”) Sams was born on September 3, 1937 in Dallas, Texas, the eldest child of George Horace SamsRead more
Marjorie J. Hollins Crenshaw was born on May 31, 1927, in Marshall, Texas to the late Perry & Etta Hollins.Read more
Laura Elizabeth Bruton passed peacefully at home in Argyle, Texas following a battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, March 17,Read more