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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Mamma Mia!

July 16-21, 2024Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band All The Good Time's: Farewell Tour

July 27, 2024 Irwin Steel Popular Entertainment Series

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Sister Act

August 15 - 18, 2024Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

August 23-24, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Stars of the Symphony

August 31, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky's Sixth and Sibelius' Violin Concerto

September 6-8, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Pat Green with the FWSO

September 14, 2024

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Texas Ballet Theater

Cinderella

September 20-22, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Mozart and Strauss

September 27-29, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Company

October 1-6, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Mariachi Herencia de México

October 8, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Monte Montgomery

October 12, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Kings of Soul

October 18-19, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Fly Dance Company Breakin' Classical

October 19, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

October 22, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Jane Glover Conducts Mozart

October 25-27, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Beetlejuice

October 29 - November 3, 2024

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Beetlejuice

November 5-10, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 19-24, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Home for the Holidays

November 29-30, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Spano Conducts Beethoven and Jake Heggie

December 6-8, 2024

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Holiday's with the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

December 6, 2024

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Texas Ballet Theater

The Nutcracker

December 19-29, 2024

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak's "New World" and Mozart's 40th

January 3-5, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Sci-Fi Symphony

January 10-11, 2025

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

The Music of Sam Cooke

January 20, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

January 24-25, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Musical storytelling Spano Conducts: Scheherazade and The Rite of Spring

January 31 - February 2, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Tony Bennett: The Official Musical Celebration

February 7-8, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

February 8, 2025

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations

February 11-16, 2025

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Texas Ballet Theater

International Women

February 21-23, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

March 1-2, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Spano conducts Mahler's Ninth

March 14-16, 2025

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Les Misérables

March 18-23, 2025

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Clue

March 25-30, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Gala Concert starring Garrick Ohlsson

April 5, 2025

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

April 11-13, 2025

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Fort Worth Opera

La Cenerentola "Cinderella"

April 25 - 27, 2025

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Texas Ballet Theater

Giselle

May 2-4, 2025

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band Spring Showcase

May 2, 2025

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MJ

May 13-18, 2025

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

June 10-15, 2025

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The Wiz

July 15-20, 2025

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Performing Arts Fort Worth

Shucked

July 29 - August 3, 2025

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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.

Student Matinees

1,784,181 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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Technical Theater Course

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.

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Summer Music Camps

4,734 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.

 

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.

Literacy Program

84,766 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

We are grateful for the partnership with Bass Hall and with Performing Arts FW for allowing us the opportunity to enhance students' experience with the arts.

Monica S. Ordaz

Principle, Cesar Chavez Elementary

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.