A couple days ago I perusing the web sites of orchestras in mid-sized cities and I came across the Fort Worth Symphony. An intriguing aspect of their concert programming is the inclusion of "peoples choice" works. I can imagine this gives the audience a sense of ownership over the music they are hearing. An unfortunate aspect of their programming is that all of their concerts, in my opinion, are "peoples choice" affairs. There are very few new pieces programmed. The most adventurous piece of the season is John Corigliano's Red Violin Concerto.
Still, tackling Mahler's symphonies over the next three seasons through mini-festivals is something the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area should be excited about.