FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012-13 Symphonic season with Wagner & Strauss.

Bass Performance Hall welcomes back Brinton Averil Smith, the FWSO’s Principal Cellist from 1996 to 2002. Smith will play Strauss’ Don Quixote, which depicts episodes from the life of Cervantes’ knight-errant.

Then, FWSO celebrates Wagner’s 200th birthday with three overtures that offer a close look at this great opera composer’s powerful creations for orchestra.

Performances are Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in Bass Performance Hall. Tickets are on sale now at 817-665-6000 and www.fwsymphony.org, and range in price from $10 to $71.