Amateur and student orchestras within the state of Texas are invited to apply for the opportunity to perform at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Selected orchestras will perform throughout the day, and these performances will be free and open to the public. The event will culminate with a Symphonic performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening.

Click here to download the 2017 Festival of Orchestras guidelines and application.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Orchestras will be selected based on artistic merit and will be notified of results no later than Monday, March 6, 2017.

For questions regarding the Festival of Orchestras, please contact Lindsey Branch, Director of Education & Community Programs, at