FESTIVAL EVENT: Using actors, a concert pianist, and video projections, this FREE one-of-a-kind production teaches children about the life, music, and significance of Van Cliburn. Created in 2014 by the Cliburn and Performing Arts Fort Worth’s Children’s Education Program, the production uses actors, a concert pianist, and video projections to bring his heroic story to life.

Van Cliburn: An American Hero is performed at Bass Hall for 12,000 Fort Worth ISD fourth-graders each year.

Written by Joel Ferrell. Starring Robert Reed, Shannon McGrann, and Nathanael Clark, and featuring pianist Adam Golka.