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The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra turns 75

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 years of symphonic brilliance in the Texoma community.

The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday morning, January 26, to commemorate the anniversary.

The orchestra was formed in 1948 and became the tenth officially chartered orchestra in Texas. The first concert was performed at Memorial Auditorium on May 9, 1948 and featured 83 musicians and 125 choir members.

Since then, music director Fouad Fakhouri has thanked the community for helping the orchestra evolve with the times and last all these years.

“Nothing survives 75 years without the dedication, passion and commitment of the community,” said Fakhouri. “It’s not often you get orchestras that last 75 years. We have such a rich history and I am looking forward to the future and hopefully the next 75 years.”

The Symphony Orchestra will be giving a special concert of all things John Williams. His name might sound familiar to those who are fans of Star Wars and Jurassic Park.

The concert will take place on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm at the Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $10. You can buy tickets here.

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