Concert FAQs

Where and when are your performances?

We have two concert series: the Hallam Family Concerts, and the annual Basically Beethoven Festival.

In 2020, because of COVID-19 and public health concerts, our concerts have moved to online performances. For the 2020-2021 Hallam concert series, attendees must pre-register and will be sent a link to the virtual performance. Click HERE for more information on the series and to register. The season will be online until it is safe to return to the concert hall.

Traditionally (before the pandemic), Hallam Concerts are staged at 3 p.m. on Saturdays in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. The Hallam season runs from October – May, with no concert in December. The Basically Beethoven Festival concerts are at 2:30 on Sundays in July at Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall). Doors for both concert series open 30 minutes before the concert start-time. 

It is TBD if the Basically Beethoven Festival in 2021 will be in-person or online. The 2020 Festival was reimagined as the “Basically Beethoven Festival-in-Place” and all concerts followed the traditional form and were shared online. Click HERE to see the 2020 Festival-in-Place.

How do I buy tickets?

All of FACP’s concerts are free and open to the public – no tickets required. Pre-registration is necessary for the 2020-2021 Hallam series. Click HERE for more information on the series and to register.

When you attend the Basically Beethoven Festival in July at Moody 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 hire 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, government entities, 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, whether that’s your Sunday best or 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. FACP online concerts are the PERFECT way to introduce people of all ages and backgrounds to classical music.

For in-person concerts: if your child is restless, please exit the auditorium after a piece has concluded. If your child is audibly distressed, we thank you for discreetly exiting even if the musicians are on stage. You may not have to miss the performance! At Moody Performance Hall during the Basically Beethoven Festival performances, audio from the stage is played over the lobby speakers for guests.

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 our music education programs in Dallas schools HERE.