(Frequently Asked Questions)
Where and when are your performances? We have two concert series: the Bancroft Family Concert series, and our annual Basically Beethoven Festival. The Bancroft concerts are staged at 3:00 on Saturdays in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. The BFC season runs from October – May, with no concert in December. The Basically Beethoven Festival concerts are at 2:30 on Sundays in July at Dallas City Performance Hall. Doors for both concert series open 30 minutes before the concert start-time.
How do I buy tickets? All of FACP’s concerts are free and open to the public – no tickets required. When you attend the Basically Beethoven Festival in July at Dallas City Performance Hall, you may be given a small ticket at the door. This is so we can get an accurate headcount. You simply give that ticket to the ushers at the auditorium doors.
Who plays for FACP? We contract with professional musicians in the area. Though there is no cost to attend, FACP pays the artists a competitive rate to appear on our programs.
Wait – how does that work? How do you pay the musicians without charging us ticket prices? Support from concert attendees, individual donors, corporations, and charitable foundations make it possible for FACP to offer free classical music programming to North Texans. Donations can be made online HERE.
What should I wear to your concerts? We encourage you to wear whatever you’ll be most comfortable in. Maybe that’s your Sunday best, maybe that’s cargo shorts and a t-shirt.
Darn it! Traffic was backed up. Is there late seating? As long as the auditoriums are not full, we will seat latecomers in between pieces in the program. There are rare exceptions to this, mostly tied to if the performers remain on stage between pieces.
Can children attend? Yes, please! We aim to make classical music concerts accessible to ALL, and that includes families. If your child is getting fidgety or fussy, you are welcome to exit the auditorium after a piece has concluded. If your child is audibly distressed, we thank you for discreetly exiting.
Can FACP provide music for an event I’m having? We do not have an ensemble-in-residence of musicians on staff or long-term contract, so typically we cannot staff events.
Do you do anything besides these free concerts? Indeed, we do! FACP serves over 12,000 Dallas youth each year through our music education programs. Read more about the music residencies staff at two DISD high schools and a local charter school HERE. And click to learn more about the in-school performance ensembles: Dream Collectors and Music A to Z.