High school and college students are invited to experience the Fort Worth Symphony in a unique way this season. Join us for open dress rehearsals at Bass Performance Hall at no cost.

Attending students will observe a complete rehearsal from beginning to end. All who attend should remain for the entire two and a half hour rehearsal (there is a 20-minute break approx. halfway through). In selecting students, please keep the following in mind:

  • The number of students to be admitted is limited. Reservations are required and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you plan to attend more than one open dress rehearsal, please submit a separate reservation form for each concert date.
  • All students who attend should be in grade 9 or up and have a serious interest in the rehearsal and/or appreciation of music.
  • One chaperone per 10 students is required to help reinforce good behavior during the rehearsal.


Beethoven's Eroica
Friday, January 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Group Reservation Form

Miguel Harth-Bedoya / conductor
Joshua Roman / cello
Mason Bates / visiting composer

Mason Bates Mothership
Mason Bates Cello Concerto (regional premiere)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, "Eroica"


Slatkin Conducts Tchaikovsky 5
Friday, March 4, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Group Reservation Form

Leonard Slatkin / conductor
Cindy McTee / visiting composer

Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Barber Second Essay
Cindy McTee Double Play
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Op. 64


Midori Plays Tchaikovsky
Friday, May 13, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Group Reservation Form

Miguel Harth-Bedoya / conductor
Midori / violin

Copland Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Gershwin An American in Paris