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The Book of Mormon

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

The Book of Mormon

January 22 - 27, 2019
Broadway at the Bass Series

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

January 30, 2019
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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Cliburn Leonidas Kavakos, piano

The Cliburn
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Cliburn Leonidas Kavakos, piano

January 31 - February 1, 2019
Cliburn at the Kimbell Art Museum

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Brahms and Bruch

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Brahms and Bruch

February 1 - 3, 2019

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Jurassic Parts: A Family Concert

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Jurassic Parts: A Family Concert

February 2, 2019

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A Gala Concert with Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

A Gala Rock Concert with Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

February 9, 2019

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Jeanne Robertson

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Jeanne Robertson

February 10, 2019
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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Jersey Boys

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Jersey Boys

February 12 - 17, 2019
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Cliburn Festival: Iconic Paris

The Cliburn
Presents

Cliburn Festival: Iconic Paris

February 14-17, 2019

Cliburn at the Modern

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Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

February 20-24, 2019
McDavid Studio

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Sibelius 5

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Sibelius 5

February 22-24, 2019

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In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated - Ghost Dances - 11:11

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated - Ghost Dances - 11:11

March 1-3, 2019

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Cliburn Naughtons, piano duo

The Cliburn
Presents

Naughtons, piano duo

March 7, 2019
Cliburn at the Kimbell

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Mariachi Los Camperos: Viva Mexico, Viva America!

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Mariachi Los Camperos: Viva Mexico, Viva America!

March 8-10, 2019

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Spano Conducts Mahler 5

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Spano Conducts Mahler 5

March 15 - 17, 2019

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One Night of Queen

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

One Night of Queen

March 19, 2019
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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Jurassic Park - In Concert

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Jurassic Park - In Concert

March 22 - 24, 2019

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My Favorite Things
Modern Art Museum

The Cliburn
Presents

My Favorite Things

March 23, 2019
Cliburn at the Modern

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'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3

March 27 - 31, 2019
McDavid Studio

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Four Last Songs - Twilight & Esmeralda - L

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

Four Last Songs - Twilight & Esmeralda - L

March 29 - 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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Teachers' Institutes

4,174 Served

To bolster music education in the schools, we offer a Teachers' Institute each year to vocal and instrumental music specialists, bringing in well-respected clinicians to share their expertise in methods and materials.  The institutes are free of charge to all teachers.

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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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Student Rush Tickets

12,523 Participants

Beyond the Student Performances, a Student Rush may be  available for selected performances. Student Rush offers are announced on the Bass Hall Facebook page and by email to our student rush mailing list.



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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.