• Jan. 22–May. 4SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase

    SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase

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    • Tue., Jan. 22–Sat., May. 4, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art

    The SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase runs from Jan. 22 through May 4 in Griffith Fine Art Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Curated by Jeffery Brewer, assistant professor of art (sculpture) in the School of Art, the exhibition features works by former SFA art students. The artists have been invited to discuss their work from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Griffith Gallery. The discussion will be followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Free admission.

  • Apr. 2'Zodiacal Light' - Faculty Chamber Recital

    'Zodiacal Light' - Faculty Chamber Recital

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    • Tue., Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and its Friends of Music Concert Series will present “Zodiacal Light,” a faculty chamber recital, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    The recital will feature Christina Guenther, flute; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Lee Goodhew, bassoon; and Ron Petti, piano. They will perform works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Roger Zare, Kyle Hovatter and Daniel Dorff.

    Recital 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

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    • 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).
  • Apr. 5–Apr. 6Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe

    Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe

    by Stephen Gregg
    • Fri., Apr. 5–Sat., Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 6, 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Bethany Trauger

    Admission: $4 Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 9Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

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    • Tue., Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “Faces & Places” when the student group performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    The concert will feature Dr. Jacob Walburn, assistant professor of trumpet at SFA, as soloist on American composer John Mackey’s iconic trumpet concerto “Antique Violences.” Directed by Dr. David Campo, the Wind Ensemble will also perform works by Frank Ticheli, Percy Grainger and Jacques Press.

    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. 10Contemporary Ensemble

    Contemporary Ensemble

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

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SRT Contemporary Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a rhythm and blues concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Among the selections to be performed are “Celebrate” by Anderson.Paak, “Funky Drummer” by James Brown, “Killing Me Softly” by The Fugees, and “Hallelujah! I Love Her So” by Ray Charles.

    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. 11Deb Scott Faculty Recital

    Deb Scott Faculty Recital

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    • Thu., Apr. 11, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Among the varied works to be featured is "Pearls II” by Roland Szentpáli, a Hungarian composer and world-renowned tuba player. Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA, will perform with Scott and will be featured on “Rhapsody” by Michael Schneider. Also included on the recital is one of Arthur Pryor’s compositions, “Annie Laurie.”

    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.

  • Apr. 12Abby Yeakle Held - Faculty Recital

    Abby Yeakle Held - Faculty Recital

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    • Fri., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Dr. Abby Yeakle Held, adjunct professor of oboe at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present the recital program “Celebrating the Music of American Composers” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    With a goal of presenting a program of only American repertoire, Held selected a "made-in-the-USA" theme featuring the music of William Grant Still, Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Gian Carlo Menotti, Douglas Moore and Alyssa Morris.

    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.

  • Apr. 13–Jun. 8Texas National 2019 Art Competition & Exhibition

    Texas National 2019 Art Competition & Exhibition

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    • Sat., Apr. 13–Sat., Jun. 8, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Michelle White, senior curator at the Menil Collection in Houston, will serve as juror for the 25th Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which opens April 13 and runs through June 9 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Texas National features an assortment of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. White will give a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the art center, followed by the announcement of this year’s Texas National winners during the exhibitions’ opening reception, which begins at 6 p.m.

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

  • Apr. 13–Jun. 8Image & Text Collaborations: A 20-year Celebration of SFA Book Arts

    Image & Text Collaborations: A 20-year Celebration of SFA Book Arts

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    • Sat., Apr. 13–Sat., Jun. 8, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Art Galleries will host “Image & Text Collaborations: A 20-year Celebration of SFA Book Arts” April 13 through June 2 in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

    The exhibition was organized to recognize the history of the former Lanana Creek Press, which for 20 years served as a center for collaborative projects between artists, writers and designers. A reception for “Image & Text Collaborations” will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and will feature a panel discussion.

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

  • Apr. 15Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

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    • Mon., Apr. 15, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “An Evening of Soloists” with guest artist Dr. Eric Willie at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies in the School of Music, directs the ensemble. Willie is director of percussion studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Works by Francisco Perez, Minoru Miki, Wally Gunn and Joe Green are among the selections on the program.

    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. 16Symphonic Band and University Band

    Symphonic Band and University Band

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

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Symphonic Band and the University Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    The Symphonic Band is directed by Chris Kaatz, assistant director of bands at SFA. The University Band is directed by graduate conducting student Gary Jones. The program features works by Jan Van der Roost, Robert Sheldon, David Maslanka, Eric Whitacre, John Zdechlik 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.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 22Joseph Klein - Guest Recital

    Joseph Klein - Guest Recital

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    • Mon., Apr. 22, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present “Canetti-menagerie: a surreal soirée,” a program of works by Joseph Klein, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    This program (played continuously, without pauses) consists of group improvisations and solo performances of works by American composer Klein, which are based on Elias Canetti's 1974 book “Der Ohrenzeuge: Fünfzig Charaktere (Earwitness: Fifty Characters).”

    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. 23Trombone Choir

    Trombone Choir

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    • Tue., Apr. 23, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert of varied music from the last five centuries when the student ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Comprised of 28 trombone students, the choir is directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone. The program will include arrangements of “Panis Angelicus” (O Lord Most Holy) by Cesar Franck and “Contrapunctus 14” by J.S. Bach, among other selections.

    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. 24Dean's Circle Awards

    Dean's Circle Awards

    • Wed., Apr. 24, 5:30 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts

    Dean's Circle Awards

  • Apr. 25Swingin' Axes and Aces Concert

    Swingin' Axes and Aces Concert

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    • Thu., Apr. 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Swingin' Axes and Aces Concert

  • Apr. 26School of Music Extravaganza

    School of Music Extravaganza

    • Fri., Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom - Baker Pattillo Student Center

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SFA Friends of Music and School of Music will honor Dr. Jennifer Edwards at Extravaganza 32, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music’s annual gala banquet. The event is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA’s Baker Pattillo Student Center.

    Edwards, a 1967 graduate from the SFA School of Music, retired after an illustrious career as a professor of voice at Kansas State University. Part music student awards ceremony, part formal dinner, and part musical potpourri, Extravaganza features jazz, wind ensemble, choir, opera, string quartet and orchestra. Additional highlights include awarding Outstanding Music Alumni and Outstanding Recitalists of the Year.

    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. Reservations and payments should be made by noon Friday, April 19.

  • Apr. 26'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Sing-Along Version

    'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Sing-Along Version

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    • Fri., Apr. 26, 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 a sing-along version of the Academy Award-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

  • Apr. 27Sculpture For All

    Sculpture For All

    • Sat., Apr. 27, 3 p.m., Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

    Presented by the School of Art

    Continuing to make art bloom throughout the gardens on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Sculpture For All 2019-2021 will open with a public reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.

    Sculpture For All is a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition in the form of a joint partnership project that brings together faculty, staff and students from the SFA School of Art and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

    For more information about Sculpture For All, call (936) 468-4404 or email sculptureforall@sfasu.edu.

  • Apr. 30–May. 4Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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    • Tue., Apr. 30–Sat., May. 4, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at 7:30 nightly April 30 through May 4 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Directed by Jack Heifner, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, examines the damage caused by lies, the pain of confronting one’s own mortality and the need to survive at any cost.

    Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for youth. Tickets for SFA students are $5. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.

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