Miguel Hart-Bedoya is conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony which plays at Bass. But he was thrown out of the hall a few days ago. Evidently instrument cases aren't allowed in the building. Hart-Bedoya had come to hear his daughter perform in the Fort Worth Youth Symphony, and because he was carrying her violin case, he was thrown out by police.
It seems a bit odd that instrument cases wouldn't be allowed in a concert hall, don't you think?
But it's even worse than that. Here's a report from a parent, as reported on Slipped Disc: "This actually happened to my son last night. It was after his performance and he was waiting to be directed to the seats to watch the final group play. After waiting quite a while he felt anxious and followed a group of kids who “looked like they knew where to go” and ended up outside. He realized his mistake and tried to get back in the door and explained to the security. They refused to let him back inside. And he wasn’t the only kid standing on the street at night with his instrument that wasn’t allowed back in. Thankfully, I had my cell on so he was able to contact me. But my whole family had to leave early and we did not get to watch the higher symphony play because we couldn’t leave him standing on the street. We paid $$ to see him and the entire show, and his seat with his group was to be complimentary, but security said he must have a ticket to get back in, which he did not have since he was performing. It was a hard first Bass Hall night for us all.’ - See more at: http://slippedisc.com/2017/05/fort-worth-just-got-even-worse/#sthash.fIIbEIli.dpuf
At least the pianists for the upcoming Cliburn Competition to be held there won't have to bring in their instruments.