January Concert Update

For Immediate Publication

DATE:                     JANUARY 12, 2021


CONTACT:              Alicia Deges, WFSO Executive Director


The board of directors of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra voted to hold the January 23, 2021 concert without a live audience.  “The safety of our musicians, audience and staff is always going to be our highest priority”, stated Music Director, Fouad Fakhouri.

While we are very anxious to welcome you back to Memorial Auditorium and live concerts, we feel that a more cautious approach is best at this time when COVID infection rates are once again on the rise.

A reduced complement of WFSO musicians will gather to perform the concert as planned. However, a live audience will not be present at the January 23 concert.  A professional video will be recorded, produced and made available for on-demand viewing beginning January 30, 2021.  Online access to the concert can be purchased online at wfso.org, or by calling the WFSO administrative office at 940-723-6202.

Additionally, a “Wine and Music Pairing” program will be offered in conjunction with the concert.  Patrons will have the opportunity to enhance their at-home concert experience by purchasing specially selected wines to accompany the music being performed.  Wine-expert Carl Andrews from Moreson Wineries, will use his skills to pair the perfect wine to complement the concert, offering unique tasting notes for each selection.  Local wineries involved in the project include Horseshoe Bend Cellars, Hook & Ladder Wine Co, 6th Street Winery. OG Cellars, WF Brewing Company, as well as Brie Charcuterie.

Information about purchasing an On-Demand tickets and the Wine and Music Pairing program can be found on the WFSO website at wfso.org.