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Show at Bass Hall in Last 12 Months
Critic’s choice: Fort Worth Youth Orchestra’s tribute to Willa Dunleavy. The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, TCU Choral Union, and Chisholm Trail High School Chorale performed a memorable and heartfelt tribute concert for a popular supporter of the arts last May — after several years as the youth orchestra’s executive director, Dunleavy retired earlier this year. A work for orchestra and chorus, “Give her Music,” was commissioned by the youth ensemble in Dunleavy’s honor. That premiere, deftly guided by FWYO music director German Gutierrez and masterfully performed by the young musicians of the FWYO, was a real tearjerker.