Our interactive Calendar of Events will help you sort through all events scheduled at Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and Van Cliburn Hall. Simply select a date, and a listing of 7 days from that date will appear below. You can also find an event using one of the options to the right.

Note: All performances will take place in Bass Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change if necessary.

Events for 02/12/2016 to 04/12/2016
Fort Worth Symphony Presents
West Side Story

Presented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Friday, 02/12/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 02/13/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 02/14/2016 2:00 PM
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Javier Perianes, Piano

Full of pulsating Latin rhythms and lyrical and thoroughly romantic music, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story weaves together many of the most memorable moments and melodies from the celebrated musical.

Ginastera's Four Dances from Estancia sets the story of a tempestuous love triangle on a cattle ranch on the pampas. And in Saint-Sains' Piano Concerto No. 5, you will recognize the composer's native brand of French glitter and keyboard pyrotechnics, which combine in a tour de force for guest soloist Javier Perianes.

Cliburn at the Modern - Ben Moore
Presented by: Cliburn Concerts
Dates / Times:
Saturday, 02/13/2016 2:00 PM

…an American songwriter with a knack for matching texts to lyrically generous, harmonically rich music. – The New York Times

The music of American composer Ben Moore—who will be on hand to hear and discuss his works at this afternoon concert—has been performed by many leading singers, including soprano Deborah Voigt, mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade, tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Robert White, baritone Nathan Gunn, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. His work has been called “brilliant” and “gorgeously lyrical” by The New York Times, whileOpera News has praised the “easy tunefulness” and “romantic sweep” of his songs. His first opera, Enemies, A Love Story, premiered at the Palm Beach Opera in February 2015. Of this new work, the Wall Street Journal noted: “Hints of operetta, American musicals and a little Leonard Bernstein coexist with soaring Puccinian lines, folk tunes and klezmer melodies.”
EDWARD PARKS, baritone, 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 Operalia Competition
BRIAN ZEGER, piano, Artistic Director of the Vocal Arts Dept. at The Juilliard School

In The Mood
Dates / Times:
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 2:00 PM
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 7:30 PM
IN THE MOOD is America's premiere Big Band Revue, celebrating the Greatest Generation and the 1940s through song, swing dance and music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and more.

Music arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets! It's a sentimental, romantic, nostalgic, jazzy and patriotic tribute to the Swing Era.

For more information, click here.

Cliburn Festival
Presented by: Cliburn Concerts
Dates / Times:
Americana Thursday, 02/18/2016 7:30 PM
Jazz Friday, 02/19/2016 7:30 PM
Hollywood Saturday, 02/20/2016 7:30 PM
Musical Theater Saturday, 02/20/2016 2:00 PM
Classics Sunday, 02/21/2016 2:00 PM
The Cliburn Festival is a new annual event designed to examine different perspectives in music, such as the work of a singular composer, the music of a particular moment in history, or a significant stylistic movement.

The Festival will comprise five concerts held February 18-21 at five different venues and will feature performances by all American performers: pianists Ralph Votapek (1962 Cliburn gold medalist), Spencer Myer (2009 Cliburn competitor), and Henry Kramer; soprano Ava Pine; baritone Jonathan Beyer; and the Attacca Quartet.

For more information, click here.

Arlo Guthrie:
The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour

Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series
Dates / Times:
Thursday, 02/18/2016 7:30 PM
Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie has embarked on an 18-month tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired his seminal song, Alice's Restaurant Massacree.

A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, Alice's Restaurant has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe. Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety each night on the tour, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he's released since his debut, Alice's Restaurant (1967).

For the last five decades, Arlo has carried on the Guthrie family legacy of sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classics to audiences far and wide.

The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour brings together an ensemble of fine musicians never to grace the stage together at one time. Arlo's deft band includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards).

Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. More than 75,000 photos have recently been digitized, and selections will be projected along with Peter Star's claymation film depicting Arlo's "Motorcycle Song."

Blue Man Group
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Season subscriptions also available. For more information, click here.
Dates / Times:
Friday, 02/19/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 02/20/2016 4:00 PM
Saturday, 02/20/2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, 02/20/2016 12:00 PM
Sunday, 02/21/2016 1:30 PM
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It's an outrageous evening of entertainment you'll never forget. Don't miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.

Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR

Texas Ballet Theater's
Classic Combination

Presented by: Texas Ballet Theater
Dates / Times:
Friday, 02/26/2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, 02/27/2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, 02/27/2016 2:00 PM
Sunday, 02/28/2016 2:00 PM
Etudes - Exquisitely unfolding from the five basic positions to a virtuoso finale, Harlad Lander's ode to the dancer takes you from the barre to the bravos. (Company premiere)

The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody) - In this flight of fancy, Jerome Robbins' comic ballet depicting the foibles of human relationships will spark the imaginations of the dancers and audience alike. (Company premiere)

Allegro Brilliante - This passionate blend of strength and precision completely captures the genius of the great George Balanchine.

Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Million Dollar Quartet
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
On sale 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13!
Dates / Times:
Monday, 02/29/2016 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Million Dollar Quartet is the high-voltage Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock and Roll," brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

This thrilling musical takes you inside Sun Records' recording studio for a monumental night of rock and roll that explodes off the stage, featuring 21 timeless hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Hound Dog and more!

Slatkin Conducts Tchaikovsky 5
Presented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Friday, 03/04/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 03/05/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 03/06/2016 2:00 PM
Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Cindy McTee, Visiting Composer

Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony takes us on a passionate journey from self-doubt to triumph, embracing in a moment of inner repose the slow movement's famous, wistful, horn solo.

Also on the program are Bernstein's jazzy Dance Episodes from On the Town, Barber's majestic Second Essay and Cindy McTee's exhilarating Double Play.

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra
Spring Concert

Dates / Times:
Sunday, 03/06/2016 7:00 PM
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra's Spring Concert, Cowboys and Culture, features all four of the FWYO Orchestras, Suzuki students and winners of the Concerto Competition.

The Youth Orchestra ensemble performs Rodeo by Aaron Copland and The Cowboy's Overture by John Williams. Chamber Ensemble musicians will perform prior to the concert.

The Sounds of New Orleans
A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Presented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Friday, 03/11/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 03/12/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 03/13/2016 2:00 PM
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals

"Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?" You will when double-threat Byron Stripling, known for both his incomparable trumpet virtuosity and distinctive vocal stylings, takes the Bass Hall stage to pay tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Shen Yun
Dates / Times:
Monday, 03/14/2016 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 03/15/2016 7:30 PM
In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from the emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a divine gift. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. And authentic Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years - until it was lost.

We now invite you to visit this lost civilization. To make the journey possible, we had to push the boundaries of performing arts. Shen Yun combines ancient dance with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops.

Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a stunning visual and emotional experience you won't find anywhere else.

Brahms 3
Presented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Friday, 03/18/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 03/19/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 03/20/2016 2:00 PM
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

Vadym Kholodenko's last performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 during the 2013 Cliburn Competition brought the house down and certainly cinched his win with his extraordinary interpretation.

Be there to experience an encore performance of this technically challenging yet lyrically expressive work. Plus, Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Brahms' poetic and evocative Third Symphony, with its surges of emotion and peaceful, lyrical interludes.

Presented by: Texas Ballet Theater
Dates / Times:
Friday, 03/25/2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, 03/26/2016 8:00 PM
Saturday, 03/26/2016 2:00 PM
Sunday, 03/27/2016 7:00 PM
Sunday, 03/27/2016 2:00 PM
Texas Ballet Theater brings this beloved fairy tale of an enchanting race against the clock vibrantly to life. Fabulous frocks, stepsibling rivalry and the most coveted shoe of all time provide pageantry that enthralls audiences of all ages.

Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Season subscriptions also on sale! For more information, click here.
Dates / Times:
Tuesday, 03/29/2016 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 03/30/2016 7:30 PM
Thursday, 03/31/2016 7:30 PM
Friday, 04/01/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/02/2016 1:30 PM
Saturday, 04/02/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 04/03/2016 6:30 PM
Sunday, 04/03/2016 1:30 PM
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

Come fall in love with the magic for the first time - or all over again! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time magazine

Garrick Ohlsson
Presented by: Cliburn Concerts
Dates / Times:
Tuesday, 04/05/2016 7:30 PM

Garrick Ohlsson is a big pianist with a calmly commanding presence. – The Independent

Since his triumph at the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition (the only American winner ever), pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, the Grammy® Award winner commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. (To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.) In this season-closing concert, he’ll perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin.
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (“Der Wanderer”)
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, op. 54
Etude in E Minor, op. 25, no. 5
Etude in G-sharp Minor, op. 25, no. 6
Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op. 23

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Presented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Friday, 04/08/2016 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/09/2016 7:30 PM
Sunday, 04/10/2016 2:00 PM
George Daugherty, conductor

Relive the Saturday mornings of yore when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen.

Conducted and created by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony will take you back in time to acclaimed classics like What's Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville and Rhapsody Rabbit and more. A delightful treat for the whole family!

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