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 a month (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