FWSO to premiere music professor’s symphonic composition


TCU School of Music professor of music theory and composition Till Meyn has written a new symphonic work for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) that will premiere at the season opening concert of FWSO’s Symphonic Series, Sept. 13-15 at Bass Performance Hall. Meyn composed “Remix” as a tribute to Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who celebrates his 20th and final season as music director at FWSO this season. Harth-Bedoya has also been a distinguished guest professor of conducting at TCU since 2008.

Till Meyn. Photo by Olaf Growald.

Commissioned by FWSO with generous assistance from TCU, “Remix” weaves together rhythms from different types of South American dance music to pay homage to Harth-Bedoya’s connection with his native Peru. Meyn’s composition was inspired by what the term remix implies: a freeform journey through music that already exists.

“‘Remix’ is not a reworking of old songs,” said Meyn. “It is a vibrant homage to a man who has inspired so many musicians and audiences to open their ears, to explore music both old and new in unique and wonderful ways.”

Additionally, the FWSO will premiere a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that Meyn wrote before the concert on Sept. 13.