Our annual summer reading sessions are open to any musicians who’d like to sit in and polish their sight-reading skills. It’s especially good exercise for players who haven’t touched their instruments in two months (you know who you are!). We meet at the Ricker Center of Birchman Baptist at the corner of Normandale & Dale in Fort Worth. To learn more, drop us a line at

Highlights From Our Season Finale

Nachuan Tao Plays Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto
Barbara Blegen Premieres Piano Concerto by Donald O. Johnston

Read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Article on Local Community Orchestras, Featuring Kurt Sprenger & Fort Worth Civic Orchestra

By Megan Cardona May 06, 2022 5:00 AM

Three community orchestras in Tarrant County will perform free and low-cost concerts in early May. The groups are made up of volunteer musicians from the community.

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, community orchestras can be a point of local pride for residents and performers. The orchestras also act as a bridge to bring people from different backgrounds together. “In addition to the benefits for those who play in the ensembles, community orchestras add to the richness of their communities as a whole,” according to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kurt Sprenger, music director for Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, said their volunteer-based group consists of amateur musicians from all walks of life, brought together by the love of music…

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FWCO Music Director Kurt Sprenger