• Jan. 18–Apr. 14Erle Loran

    Erle Loran

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    • Thu., Jan. 18–Sat., Apr. 14, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    An exhibition of works by Erle Loran will show from Jan. 18 through April 14 in the Griffith Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    Loran (1905-1999) was a California abstract expressionist, painter, printmaker, author and teacher. Dr. David Lewis, professor of art history at SFA, will discuss Loran’s artwork at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the gallery. Admission is free.

    For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Feb. 15–Apr. 21Peter Sarkisian

    Peter Sarkisian

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    • Thu., Feb. 15–Sat., Apr. 21, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works” will open with a reception and gallery talk by the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s downtown art gallery.

    The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in Reavley Gallery.

    Admission to all art exhibitions and receptions is free. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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  • Apr. 5I Won't Dance: An Evening of Great American Song

    I Won't Dance: An Evening of Great American Song

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    • Thu., Apr. 5, 6 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    The Calliope Concert Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will feature the program “I Won’t Dance: An Evening of Great American Song” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

    The recital features guest mezzo soprano Erin Roth Thomas of Plano performing with her sister, Kayla Roth, instructor of music theory and ear-training at SFA, who will accompany on piano. Among the tunes to be performed are “I Won’t Dance” by Cole Porter; “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by George and Ira Gershwin; “What’ll I Do?” by Irving Berlin; “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Jerome Kern, and many more.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 5Texas New Music Ensemble

    Texas New Music Ensemble

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    • Thu., Apr. 5, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Texas New Music Ensemble will make its first appearance on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus when the newly formed group performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Cole Concert Hall.

    The Texas New Music Ensemble is a Houston-based, mixed chamber ensemble focused solely on the work of Texas composers.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 6Concerto/Aria Competition - Final Round

    Concerto/Aria Competition - Final Round

    • Fri., Apr. 6, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Final Round of the 2018 Concerto/Aria Competition is free, open to the public and can be used for recital credit.

  • Apr. 6–Apr. 7Nine

    Nine

    by Jane Shepard
    • Fri., Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 7:
      • 2 p.m.,
      • 7:30 p.m.,

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the one-act play “Nine” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

    Written by Jane Shepard, “Nine” will be directed by Lewisville senior theatre major Marie Phillips. The play is about two women who are chained to a room by unseen forces. Exercise and discussing their memories help them get through the day. As they hang on to life, they explore truth, bonds and hope, according to Phillips.

    The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

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    Single tickets: $4 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 7Gary Schocker

    Gary Schocker

    • Sat., Apr. 7, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest flute recital with Christina Guenther, flute, Emily Mitchell, harp, Ron Petti, piano

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 8The Celtic Harp Band

    The Celtic Harp Band

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    • Sun., Apr. 8, 4:00 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and its Calliope Concert Series will present the Celtic Harp Band in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Present and past SFA harp students will come together to perform Irish music on smaller, Celtic harps. The program will also include poetry of W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Thomas Moore, Eavan Boland and Spike Milligan.

    Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

  • Apr. 10Trombone Choir

    Trombone Choir

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    • Tue., Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The 20-piece Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a variety of music when ensemble director Dr. Deb Scott presents the students in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    The performance is part of International Trombone Week in which musicians around the globe celebrate the trombone. Works by Vaclav Nelhybel, John Philip Sousa, Claude Debussy and former SFA composition student Garry Wickliffe, among others, will be performed.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 12–Apr. 14SFA Opera Theatre: Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

    SFA Opera Theatre: Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

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    • Thu., Apr. 12–Sat., Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    A fairy tale for all ages is what the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and School of Theatre promise when they present W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” as this year’s SFA Opera Theater.

    Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 12 through 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, “The Magic Flute” is a perennial favorite for audiences and musicians alike.

    Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 14–Jun. 9Texas National Juried Competition & Exhibition

    Texas National Juried Competition & Exhibition

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    • Sat., Apr. 14–Sat., Jun. 9, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Acclaimed art critic and author Jed Perl will serve as juror for the 24th annual Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which opens Saturday, April 14, and runs through June 10 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, SFA’s historic art gallery in downtown Nacogdoches.

    The event opens with the juror’s talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., during which time competition winners will be announced.

    The exhibition and reception are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, The Flower Shop and R&K Distributors, Inc. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Apr. 16Scott Herring - Percussion Ensemble

    Scott Herring - Percussion Ensemble

    • Mon., Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest percussionist with the SFA Percussion Ensemble

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 17Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

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    • Tue., Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    Works by composers John Mackey and Joseph Schwantner will be featured when the Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University presents the program “Eventide” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    “The pieces on this concert share a nighttime theme,” said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA and of the Wind Ensemble. The featured work is Mackey’s “The Night Garden.” Also featured will be Schwantner’s “In Evening’s Stillness,” which will be conducted by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 18Steel Band

    Steel Band

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    • Wed., Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Steel Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a number of favorites when the student ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Directed by Dr. Ben Tomlinson, adjunct professor of percussion at SFA, the Steel Band will perform such popular works as “Conga Line,” “Jump in the Line,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Fiesta Latina,” “Yellow Bird” and others.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 20Swingin' Axes & Aces

    Swingin' Axes & Aces

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    • Fri., Apr. 20, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    A concert by the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will feature tunes by jazz greats Chuck Mangione, Pat Metheny, Sammy Nestico and Maynard Ferguson, along with works by guest artist Dennis Dotson, when the student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 22Symphonic Band and University Band

    Symphonic Band and University Band

    • Sun., Apr. 22, 2:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Symphonic Band and University Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform works by Henry Fillmore, Karl King, W. Francis McBeth and other great composers when the student ensembles perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Among the works to be performed by the University Band will be “Three London Sketches” by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA.

    Graduate students Brandon Beavers and Gary Jones will conduct pieces during the concert.

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 23What Remains of Youth

    What Remains of Youth

    by Erik Gernand
    • Mon., Apr. 23:
      • 4 p.m.,
      • 4:30 p.m.,

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed By: Olivia Santone

    Admission is Free

  • Apr. 24–Apr. 28A Festival of New American Plays

    A Festival of New American Plays

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    • Tue., Apr. 24–Sat., Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    East Texans can be among the first to hear the newest works by three acclaimed playwrights during the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre’s 2018 Festival of New American Plays scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, April 24 through 28, on the SFA campus.

    This year’s festival features “Hot Flashes,” which is SFA Playwright-in-Residence Jack Heifner’s adaptation of the best selling novel by the same name by Barbara Raskin, along with “Sorry, Not Sorry” by S. Denise O’Neal and “… And the Pursuit of Happiness 1994” by Ted Swindley.

    Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 24Orchestra of the Pines

    Orchestra of the Pines

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    • Tue., Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Orchestra of the Pines

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 26Contemporary Ensemble

    Contemporary Ensemble

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    • Thu., Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Contemporary Ensemble

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 27Extravaganza

    Extravaganza

    • Fri., Apr. 27, 6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SFA Friends of Music and School of Music will honor Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax at Extravaganza 31, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music’s annual gala banquet. The event is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA’s Baker Pattillo Student Center.

    Broadnax who is assistant professor and director of bands at Drexel University, will be recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Music Alumnus.

    Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for SFA students. Patron level tickets range in prices from $65 to $140, and donations will be accepted for the Friends of Music scholarship fund. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for SFA students. Patron level tickets range in prices from $65 to $140, and donations will be accepted for the Friends of Music scholarship fund. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 27Friday Night Film - Jane

    Friday Night Film - Jane

    • Fri., Apr. 27, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night special screening of the documentary “Jane” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Drawing from more than 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for more than 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

    The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Apr. 27The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling

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    • Fri., Apr. 27:
      • 9:30 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The Children’s Performing Arts Series (CPAS))

    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story
    We all know the fable of the swan who grows up ‘ugly” in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. But, did you know, in the folk traditions of other cultures, different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” Virginia Rep unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate and find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide. Please join us for this all singing, all dancing, all delightful musical.
    Grades K - 5
    Curriculum Connection: Folk Tales, Language Arts, Literary Classic, History, Science, Music, Reading Self Esteem, Character Development

    Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To purchase tickets, call 888.240.ARTS or 936.468.6407.
  • Apr. 29Concert in the Park

    Concert in the Park

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    • Sun., Apr. 29, 2 p.m., Wooded area along Vista Drive

    Presented by the School of Music

    The bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the annual Concert in the Park Sunday, April 29, in the wooded area along Vista Drive and in front of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free to the public.
    All four SFA concert bands – University Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble – will perform in this annual spring tradition of the School of Music.

    For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

  • Apr. 30Wind Symphony

    Wind Symphony

    • Mon., Apr. 30, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Symphony at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform the music of J. Clifton Williams, Anthony Barfield and Steven Reineke in the ensemble’s final performance of the semester at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music, will perform Barfield’s composition for trombone and band, “Red Sky.”

    Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 4–Apr. 6SFA Opera

    SFA Opera

    • Thu., Apr. 4–Fri., Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    SFA Opera

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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