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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
Presents

Oklahoma!

June 21 - 26, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Jesus Christ Superstar

July 12 - 17, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Mean Girls

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Mean Girls

July 26 - 31, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Dreamgirls

Jubilee Theatre in Partnership with Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Dreamgirls

August 11 -14, 2022

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National Geographic Symphony of Our World

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

National Geographic Symphony of Our World

Aug 26-28, 2022

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Queen of Soul

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Queen of Soul

September 2-4, 2022

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A New Musical Era Begins: Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

A New Musical Era Beings: Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert

September 9-11, 2022

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Dancing with the FWSO Stars

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Dancing with the FWSO Stars

September 17, 2022

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Cirque du Ballet

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

Cirque du Ballet

September 30 - October 2, 2022

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Rachmaninoff's Thirds

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Rachmaninoff's Thirds

October 7-9, 2022

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A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo

October 14-16, 2022

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

October 21-23, 2022

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A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky

October 28 -30, 2022

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Elf The Musical

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Elf The Musical

November 11 - 13, 2022
Broadway Specials Series

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Wagner Highlights

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Wagner Highlights

November 18-20, 2022

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Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Home for the Holidays

November 25-27, 2022

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My Fair Lady

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

My Fair Lady

November 29 - December 4, 2022
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

The Nutcracker

December 9-24, 2022

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The Nutty Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

The Nutty Nutcracker

December 16, 2022

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ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA

December 31, 2022

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Classical and Neo-Classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, and Stacy Garrop

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Classical and Neo-Classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, and Stacy Garrop

January 6-7, 2023

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Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Disney's The Lion King

January 18 - 29, 2023
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Twist & Shout: Music of the Beatles

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Twist & Shout: Music of the Beatles

February 3-5, 2023

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Heroes at the Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Heroes at the Symphony

February 4, 2023

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Pretty Woman The Musical

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Pretty Woman The Musical

February 7 - 12, 2023
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

A Gala Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

February 25, 2023

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Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

March 3-5, 2023

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Wild Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Wild Symphony

March 4, 2023

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Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky

March 10-12, 2023

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Modern Masterpieces

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

Modern Masterpieces

March 17 -19, 2023

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Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt

March 24-26, 2023

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Annie

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Annie

March 28 - April 2, 2023
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Pink Martini

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Pink Martini

April 28-30, 2023

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Elgar's Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Saens, and Elgar

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Elgar's Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Saens, and Elgar

May 5-7, 2023

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Haydn: The Creation

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Haydn: The Creation

May 19-21, 2023

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Alice in Wonderland

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

Alice in Wonderland

May 26-28, 2023

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An Evening of Kodaly, Mozart, and Brahms

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

An Evening of Koday, Mozart, and Brahms

June 2, 2023

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Hadestown

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Hadestown

June 17 - July 2, 2023
Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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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.

Announcing New Logo

We are thrilled to present the new look of the Children’s Education Program (CEP) of Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall! Our team partnered with Fort Worth agency Immotion Studios on a new logo design that reflects the growth we’ve seen since the program was first established nearly 25 years ago. 

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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.