All the Prettiest Songs

While some of us prefer our tales of romance a little more ride-off-into-the-sunset-y, there’s no denying that the gold standard of love stories is a rather depressing account of teen suicide. For 400 years, Romeo and Juliet has been inspiring us to seek a love worth dying for — whether that’s a healthy thing to aspire to or not, Shakespeare’s play has enjoyed longevity and cultural relevance that few other works of art can claim. It’s also informed countless other pieces of art, moving musicians, playwrights, screenwriters and authors to create tribute after tribute. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will show love to one of the most iconic paeans in classical music, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Op. 64, when they perform selections from the ballet composition with Italian flair. This romantic concert in the Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St., Fort Worth) at 7:30 p.m. Friday — or various times throughout the weekend — will up the ante for a star-crossed Valentine’s weekend. Tickets are $20 to $85 at fwsymphony.org.
Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 14. Continues through Feb. 15, 2015
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm

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