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Fine Arts Chamber Players (FACP) was founded in 1981 by Rogene Russell and Charles Price in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts at Fair Park. The FREE Basically Beethoven Festival began that year and quickly became known as Dallas’ premier summer chamber music festival. In 1984, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts moved to its new home in the downtown Dallas Arts District and was renamed the Dallas Museum of Art. There, in the DMA’s Horchow Auditorium, FACP began the Bancroft Family Concerts. Starting with the 2019-2020 season, the series has a new name: Hallam Family Concerts.

The concerts remain free for all and the artistic vision remains unaltered.

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A Community of Music

FACP's mission is to enrich and enhance the quality of life for North Texas-area residents, especially families and children, through free concerts of classical music and educational activities.

2022 - 2023 Season

Hallam Family Concerts 

  • 1st Hallam Family Concert -  "Reflections of a Time"
    Oct 08, 3:00 PM CDT
    Dallas, 9800 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
    What is “American” music? In works for piano and strings by Antonín Dvořák and Florence Price, we hear how culture, pedagogy, and individual experience impact musical creation, and how the essence of American music is found in this inherent uniqueness.
  • 2nd Hallam Family Concert - "The Sacred and the Profane"
    Nov 05, 3:00 PM CDT
    Dallas, 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
    In the music of William Grant Still, Michael Ippolito, and Claude Debussy, one hears both the sacred power of the ancient world and modern secularism and innovation. These pieces for harp, piano and string quartet reimagine the past in the music of the present.
  • 3rd Hallam Family Concert - "From the Past, Toward the Future"
    Jan 14, 2023, 3:00 PM CST
    Dallas, 4711 Westside Dr, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
    The creation of the horn trio—consisting of horn, violin and piano—was the revolutionary brainchild of Johannes Brahms, who wrote the piece as a tribute to his late mother. Hear the work that transformed this chamber music genre, alongside the pieces that influenced it and benefited from it.
  • 4th Hallam Family Concert  - "Renaissance"
    Feb 04, 2023, 3:00 PM CST
    Dallas, 4711 Westside Dr, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
    In this concert of pieces for violin, viola, and cello, listeners trace the entirety of classical evolution, from the earliest, pre-instrumental works for voices alone to the revolutionary innovations found in modern string writing.
  • 5th Hallam Family Concert - "WordPlay"
    Mar 04, 2023, 3:00 PM CST
    Dallas, 4711 Westside Dr, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
    A concert inspired by the literary wit of Lewis Carroll—but expressed in musical puzzles. Acronyms, mirror imagery, musical acrostics and more are found in works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, David del Tredici, and Julia Wolfe.
  • 6th Hallam Family Concert - "Looking Up"
    Apr 15, 2023, 3:00 PM CDT
    Dallas, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
    Different natural worlds, including perspectives from the bottom of the sea and the intricacies of a garden, form a musical lens of works for flute, viola and harp by Miguel del Aguila, Arnold Bax, and Sofia Gubaidulina.
  • 7th Hallam Family Concert - The Charles Barr Memorial Concert
    May 13, 2023, 3:00 PM CDT
    Dallas, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
    The Charles Barr Memorial Concert celebrates the legacy of Dallas bassist Charles Barr through showcasing the best of young DFW musicians. This year’s concert features the incredible violinist Nikki Naghavi, in a violin recital that includes Robert Schumann’s first violin sonata.


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