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Dixie's Tupperware Party

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Dixie's Tupperware Party

April 11-14, 2024
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Wagner's Die Walkure and Sibelius' Sixth

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Wagner's Die Walkure and Sibelius' Sixth

April 19-21, 2024

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Baylor Symphony Orchestra

Baylor University School of Music
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The Baylor Symphony Orchestra

April 23, 2024

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Harry Potter Children's Suite

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Harry Potter Children's Suite

April 19-21, 2024

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Star Wars: The Empire Strike Back

April 26-28, 2024

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UNT One O'clock Lab Band Spring Showcase

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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UNT One O'clock Lab Band Spring Showcase

May 3, 2024
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Beethoven's Violin Concerto: Beethoven and Shostakovich

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Beethoven's Violin Concerto: Beethoven and Shostakovich

May 3-5, 2024

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Beauty and the Beast

Texas Ballet Theater
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Beauty and the Beast

May 17-19, 2024

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Hamilton

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Hamilton

June 11-23, 2024
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Mamma Mia!

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Mamma Mia!

July 16-21, 2024
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

August 23-24, 2024

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Stars of the Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Stars of the Symphony

August 31, 2024

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Tchaikovsky's Sixth and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky's Sixth and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

September 6-8, 2024

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Pat Green with the FWSO

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Pat Green with the FWSO

September 14, 2024

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Mozart and Strauss

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Mozart and Strauss

September 27-29, 2024

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Kings of Soul

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Kings of Soul

October 18-19, 2024

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Fly Dance Company Breakin' Classical

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Fly Dance Company Breakin' Classical

October 19, 2024

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Jane Glover Conducts Mozart

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Jane Glover Conducts Mozart

October 25-27, 2024

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Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Home for the Holidays

November 29-30, 2024

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Spano Conducts Beethoven and Jake Heggie

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Spano Conducts Beethoven and Jake Heggie

December 6-8, 2024

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Dvorak's "New World" and Mozart's 40th

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Dvorak's "New World" and Mozart's 40th

January 3-5, 2025

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Sci-Fi Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Sci-Fi Symphony

January 10-11, 2025

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The FWSO's Michael Shih and DJ Cheek: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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The FWSO's Michael Shih and DJ Cheek: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

January 17-19, 2025

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

January 24-25, 2025

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Musical Storytelling Spano Conducts: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Musical Storytelling Spano Conducts: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring

January 31 - February 2, 2025

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Tony Bennett: The Official Musical Celebration

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Tony Bennett: The Official Musical Celebration

February 7-8, 2025

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Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

February 8, 2025

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Gala Concert Starring Joyce DiDonato

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Gala Concert Starring Joyce DiDonato

March 1, 2025

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Spano Conducts Mahler's Ninth

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Spano Conducts Mahler's Ninth

March 14-16, 2025

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

April 4-5, 2025

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Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

April 11-13, 2025

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Children's Education Program

The mission of the Children’s Education Program is to promulgate arts education. Bass Performance Hall is at the center of the program, serving as a “classroom” and offering a variety of performing arts educational opportunities of superior quality and free of charge to all students and educators.

Every Student, Every Grade, Every Year.

Student Matinees

1,784,181 Served

Imagine the look on a child's face when first entering one of the finest halls in the world and experiencing a performance by a world-renowned artist.  The encounter is one not soon forgotten; it may just instill a love for the arts that lasts a lifetime.

Upcoming Performances

Virtual Programming

Serving All Students and Teachers

Bringing the finest in online educational experiences and opportunities to the digital space. Our virtual programming is completely free of charge, due to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations - our Angels in the Wings - who believe in the value of performing arts education.

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Technical Theater Course

The Online High School Technical Theater Course will take students on a backstage exploration as they learn various aspects of technical theater including lighting, sound, and stage management. While this is not a hands-on opportunity, production experts will provide a unique look behind the scenes of Bass Performance Hall and offer a chance to see what happens when the curtain rises.

Click below to register for the Online High School Technical Theater Course.

Summer Music Camps

4,734 Served

When Bass Performance Hall opened its doors a decade ago, it not only ushered in the arrival of one of the nation's premier performing arts centers and live music venues. It heralded the beginning of something unique to Fort Worth and of national significance.  After the school year ends, we offer a range of summer camps for middle school and high school vocal and percussion enthusiasts free of charge.

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Master Classes

9,575 Served

Our Master Classes provide hands-on, highly personalized classes from extraordinary performers or "Master Teachers" - such as Chanticleer, Boston Brass, or Victor Goines from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - for students with remarkable talent and interest.

Literacy Program

84,766 Books Distributed

Our education program is one of the only performing arts education programs in the nation that is completely free of charge, due to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations - our Angels in the Wings - who believe in the value of performing arts education.

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Education Awards

65 Recipients

The Bayard H. Friedman Awards, begun in 1998, annually recognize an outstanding student and a dedicated teacher who have excelled in some area of the performing arts.  In 2007 the Perry R. Bass Fellowship was added to our roster of awards to recognize a graduate student who is studying music at a local university and is planning to teach.

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Children's Education is the best thing we do, and perhaps the thing we do best.

Edward P. Bass

Board Chair Emeritus, Performing Arts Fort Worth

I wish I could share a video album of all the different expressions on my students faces.  The Ohhs and Ahhs began from the rise of the curtain and lasted until the very end.

Donna Banks

Washington Heights Music Specialist

We are grateful for the partnership with Bass Hall and with Performing Arts FW for allowing us the opportunity to enhance students' experience with the arts.

Monica S. Ordaz

Principle, Cesar Chavez Elementary

Children's Education Program

More than one million children have experienced children’s education programs that include performances by acclaimed artists with exceptional arts organizations such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, U.N.T. One O'Clock Lab Band, Stage West, and nationally recognized groups such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Imago Theatre, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chanticleer, Cantus, and Aquila Theatre.