Fort Worth Opera
Each year the Fort Worth Opera Festival employs the help of over 500 people to bring the often mysterious operatic stage to life. This includes collaborators such as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Boys Choir, and the Texas Ballet Theater. Established in 1946 as the Fort Worth Civic Opera Association, the company debuted with Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata and has been impassioning opera lovers ever since.

2015-16 Performances with the FWSO Include:

Texas Ballet Theater
The mission of Texas Ballet Theater is to create, present and tour world-class ballet, from classical to cutting–edge, and promote its appreciation, accessibility, and technical mastery among students, pre-professionals, and audiences of all ages. They are honored to be the only arts organization to serve as resident company for both leading performance venues in Dallas and Fort Worth – the Winspear Opera House and Bass Performance Hall. The internationally recognized company is built on a rich 53-year history and boasts a repertoire that is creative, expressive and collaborative.

2015-16 Performances with the FWSO Include:

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Fort Worth hosts the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, first held in 1962 in honor of Mr. Cliburn. This competition, called "the most prestigious in the world," is held at Bass Performance Hall every four years. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra regularly performs at the event. The reputation of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has grown and now rivals Moscow's prestigious International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition – the very event that propelled Cliburn into the spotlight 50 years ago.

Southwestern Seminary
Each year, alongside the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Master Chorale performs Handel's Messiah. This amazing Christmas tradition is showcased at beautiful Bass Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth. With several satellite campuses located around Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Germany, the Seminary serves over 3,500 students. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has been a Fort Worth landmark since 1910.
For more information about the Master Chorale including how to join, please visit

Bass Hall Children’s Programs
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.

2015-16 Performances include: