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Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Home for the Holidays

November 26-28, 2021

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Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis' Holiday Shindig

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis' Holiday Shindig

December 1, 2021
Popular Entertainment Series

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Hadelich's Mendelssohn: Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Brahms

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Hadelich's Mendelssohn: Debussy, Mendelssohn, and Brahms

December 3-5, 2021

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The Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle - Holiday and Hits

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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The Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle - Holiday and Hits

December 13, 2021
Popular Entertainment Series

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The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
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The Nutcracker

December 10 - 26, 2021

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The Nutty Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
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The Nutty Nutcracker

December 17, 2021

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Robert Earl Keen

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Robert Earl Keen

December 30, 2021
Popular Entertainment Series

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NYE Swing is the Thing

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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NYE Swing is the Thing

December 31, 2021

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Dear Evan Hansen

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Dear Evan Hansen

January 4 - 9, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Robert Spano Conducts Scheherazade

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Robert Spano Conducts Scheherazade

January 14-15, 2022

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Hamilton

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Hamilton

January 18 - February 6, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Back to the Future

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Back to the Future

February 11-13, 2022

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A Tchaikovsky Evening

Texas Ballet Theater
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A Tchaikovsky Evening

February 18 - 20, 2022

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A Gala Evening with Sarah Chang

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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A Gala Evening with Sarah Chang

February 26, 2022

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The Music of John Williams

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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The Music of John Williams

March 4-6, 2022

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When Instruments Roamed the Earth

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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When Instruments Roamed the Earth

March 5, 2022

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Spirituals and Jazz: Dawson and Gershwin

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Spirituals and Jazz: Dawson and Gershwin

March 11-13, 2022

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Kenny G

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Kenny G

March 18-20, 2022

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!: Neighbor Day

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!: Neighbor Day

April 5, 2022
Popular Entertainment Series

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Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody: Jennifer Higdon, Respighi, and Rachmaninoff

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody: Jennifer Higdon, Respighi, and Rachmaninoff

April 8-10, 2022

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Beethoven's "Eroica" and Talbot's Ink Dark Moon

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Beethoven's "Eroica" and Talbot's Ink Dark Moon

April 29-May 1, 2022

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Music of Harry Potter

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Music of Harry Potter

April 30, 2022

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The British Invasion

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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The British Invasion

May 4, 2022
Popular Entertainment Series

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Troupe Vertigo: Cirque Carnaval

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Troupe Vertigo: Cirque Carnaval

May 6-8, 2022

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Holst's Planets: Bach, Tomasi, and Holst

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Holst's Planets: Bach, Tomasi, and Holst

May 13-15, 2022

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Texas Ballet Theater
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 20 - 22, 2022

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Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition - Semifinal Round

The Cliburn
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Semifinal Round - Bass Performance Hall

June 8-12, 2022

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Oklahoma!

June 21 - 26, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Jesus Christ Superstar

July 12 - 17, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Mean Girls

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Mean Girls

July 26 - 31, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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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.

Technical Theater Course

Registration is open!

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.

If you are interested in participating, please click below to learn more and complete our Online High School Technical Theater Course Registration Form.

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Student Matinees

1,405,163 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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Summer Music Camps

4,356 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.

Distance Learning

55,938 Served

In addition to our live performances, many students in rural parts of Texas and in schools around the country enjoy a virtual trip to Bass Hall to watch performances via a closed-circuit Internet connection.  This distance learning technology has become an integral part of our program and extends our outreach to many underserved areas.

Literacy Program

67,485 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

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.