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Mahler 3

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Mahler 3

October 11-13, 2019

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The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater Presents
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The Sleeping Beauty

October 18-20, 2019

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Monte Montgomery

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Monte Montgomery

October 24, 2019

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Ghostbusters Film with Live Orchestra

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Ghostbusters Film with Live Orchestra

October 25-27, 2019

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Halloween Spooktacular

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Halloween Spooktacular

October 26, 2019

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The Music of Selena

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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The Music of Selena

November 1, 2019

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Trisha Yearwood

UNT Health Science Center Presents
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Trisha Yearwood

November 4, 2019

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A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker

November 5, 2019

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Barber and Copland: A Salute to America

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Barber and Copland: A Salute to America

November 8-10, 2019

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

November 14, 2019

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Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie

November 15-17, 2019

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DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular

November 20, 2019

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Mozart and Dvorak

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Mozart and Dvorak

November 22-24, 2019

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Blue Man Group

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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Blue Man Group

November 26-27, 2019

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Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Home for the Holidays

November 29 - December 1, 2019

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Miss Saigon

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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Miss Saigon

December 3-8, 2019

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Handel's Messiah

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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Handel's Messiah

December 9, 2019

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The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater Presents
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The Nutcracker

December 13-29, 2019

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Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas

December 16, 2019

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Robert Earl Keen's Countdown to Christmas

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
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Robert Earl Keen's Countdown to Christmas

December 30, 2019

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New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presents
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New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration

December 31, 2019

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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.

Student Matinees

1,272,858 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

Summer Music Camps

3,320 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

9,030 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

50,101 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

55,761 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.

Education Awards

54 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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Every Student, Every Grade, Every Year.

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.