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Come From Away

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Come From Away - Cancelled

July 7-12, 2020
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville - Rescheduled

August 11-16, 2020
Rescheduled Dates: April 6 - 11, 2021
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Jesus Christ Superstar - Rescheduled

August 25-30, 2020
Rescheduled Dates: July 27 - August 1, 2021
Broadway at the Bass Series

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Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour

August 22-23, 2020
Rescheduled Dates: August 27 - 28, 2021

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Asleep at the Wheel - Celebrating 50 Years

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Asleep at the Wheel - Celebrating 50 Years

September 11-13, 2020

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Wild, Wild West

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Wild, Wild West

September 12, 2020

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An "Italian" Rhapsody: Verdi, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

An "Italian" Rhapsody: Verdi, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn

September 18 - 20, 2020

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Suzy Bogguss

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Suzy Bogguss

September 25, 2020
McDavid Studio Concert Series

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LEGENDS: The Paul Simon Songbook

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

LEGENDS: The Paul Simon Songbook

September 25 - 27, 2020

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

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

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

October 16 - 18, 2020

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Soul Men

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Soul Men

October 23 - 25, 2020

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Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony & Shostakovich's Violin Concerto

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony & Shostakovich's Violin Concerto

October 30 - November 1, 2020

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Audra McDonald

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Audra McDonald

November 6, 2020

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The Music of John Williams

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

The Music of John Williams

November 13 - 15, 2020

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Bernstein, Copland, and Stravinsky

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Bernstein, Copland, and Stravinsky

November 20 - 22, 2020

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The Snowman

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

The Snowman

November 21, 2020

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Home for the Holidays

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Home for the Holidays

November 27 - 29, 2020

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Handel's Messiah

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Handel's Messiah

December 4 - 6, 2020

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The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

The Nutcracker

December 11 - 27, 2020

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The Nutty Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
Presents

The Nutty Nutcracker

December 18, 2020

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Prohibition: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Presents

Prohibition: A New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2020

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Hamilton

Performing Arts Fort Worth
Presents

Hamilton

January 18 - February 6, 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.

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

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.

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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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.