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  • Aug. 13–Oct. 13SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition

    SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition

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    • Tue., Aug. 13–Sun., Oct. 13, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a reception for its annual faculty exhibition at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Each year, the faculty exhibition features a wide variety of artwork in ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, prints, metal work and mixed media. The exhibition runs through Oct. 13. This year’s featured faculty artist is Wesley Berg, assistant professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art. His exhibition, “Shadow Plane: Works on Paper by Wesley Berg,” opens the same night as the reception and shows through Oct. 13. Berg will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the gallery.

    Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by William Arscott, The Flower Shop, the Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the Friends of the Visual Arts. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 3–Oct. 12The Color of Grief

    The Color of Grief

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    • Tue., Sep. 3–Sat., Oct. 12, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will open “The Color of Grief ” exhibition Tuesday, Sept. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. “The Color of Grief” features art created by children attending a youth grief camp through Hospice in the Pines.

    A reception for “The Color of Grief” is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Cole Art Center. Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 5–Oct. 13Shadow Plane: Works on Paper

    Shadow Plane: Works on Paper

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    • Thu., Sep. 5–Sun., Oct. 13, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Featured Artist: Wesley Berg

  • Sep. 17–Nov. 21Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

    Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

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    • Tue., Sep. 17–Thu., Nov. 21, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the exhibition “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness” Sept. 17 through Nov. 21 in Griffith Fine Arts Gallery, located on the SFA campus.

    Two languages – music and visual art – combine to create works of art made in response to chamber music composed in Denali National Park.

    A reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the gallery. Griffith Gallery is located inside Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. This exhibition and reception is sponsored in part by William Arscott, The Flower Shop and the Friends of the Visual Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Oct. 1Terri Sundberg - Guest Flute Recital

    Terri Sundberg - Guest Flute Recital

    • Tue., Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    Terri Sundberg, professor of flute at the University of North Texas College of Music, will perform a guest recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    She will perform works by Philippe Gaubert, George Barrere, Edwin York Bowen, Jennifer Higdon, Ian Clarke and Eugene Bozza. Her recital is part of the SFA Friends of Music Concert Series.

    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.

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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).
  • Oct. 1–Oct. 5The Wolves

    The Wolves

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    by Sarah DeLappe
    • Tue., Oct. 1–Sat., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    *Recommended for Mature Audiences

    Follow the daily routines and conversations of nine girls on a soccer team as they navigate teenage big questions and tiny battles in a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for kids who just want to score some goals.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 1Octubafest - J.D. Salas Faculty Recital

    Octubafest - J.D. Salas Faculty Recital

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    • Tue., Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will open SFA’s 2019 Octubafest Celebration with a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the university campus.

    Salas will collaborate with Dr. Thomas Nixon, SFA collaborative pianist, on the recital to perform works by Astor Piazzolla, James Grant, Torbjorn Lundquist 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).
  • Oct. 3Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

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    • Thu., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its first fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, the ensemble will perform works by Van Halen, Robert Oetomo, Caleb Pickering, James Campbell and Russell Wharton.

    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).
  • Oct. 4Friday Night Film - Lion

    Friday Night Film - Lion

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    • Fri., Oct. 4, 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 screening of the documentary “Lion” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    The film is directed by Garth Davis and adapted from the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley. It is the story of Saroo, a 5-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia, and 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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

  • Oct. 8Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

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    • Tue., Oct. 8, 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 “An Evening with James Syler” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Dr. David Campo, director of bands at SFA, conducts the Wind Ensemble. Syler serves as the School of Music’s composer in residence for the fall semester, working with student musicians as they perform his works. Included on this concert are three diverse pieces from the composer’s catalog, including “Gearbox,” “Congo Square” and “Love Among the Ruins.”

    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).
  • Oct. 11–Oct. 12These Shining Lives

    These Shining Lives

    by Melanie Marnich
    • Fri., Oct. 11–Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Oct. 12, 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Jessica Griffin

    Admission: $4 Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 11Swingin' Axes and Aces

    Swingin' Axes and Aces

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    • Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., LugNutz Bar and Grill

    Presented by the School of Music

    A fun evening of jazz featuring the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces from Stephen F. Austin State University will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at LugNutz Bar & Grill on U.S. 59 south of Nacogdoches

    Concert tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the SFA Fine Arts Box Office for $10. Tickets at the door will be $15. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu. Tickets do not include food or beverages. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the School of Music jazz program.

    General Admission, Pre-Sale: $10 Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 12Emily Brebach - Guest Oboe

    Emily Brebach - Guest Oboe

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    • Sat., Oct. 12, 4 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    Emily Brebach, English horn with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform a guest oboe and English horn recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

    The recital is part of the School of Music’s Friends of Music Concert Series and will showcase works by Eugène Bozza, Charles Koechlin, Maurice Ravel and Alyssa Morris, among others. The recital is part of a larger guest artist residency, which includes presenting a free Oboe Etude Workshop Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on Sunday, Oct. 13.

    Saturday’s 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).
  • Oct. 14SFA Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra of the Pines

    SFA Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra of the Pines

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    • Mon., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SFA Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra of the Pines) at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform under the baton of its new conductor, Dr. Gregory Grabowski, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Cole Concert Hall on the university campus.

    Among the selections on the program are Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story.” The concert also features a performance by Alina Nebzhidovskaia, one of the three winners of the School of Music’s recent concerto competition, on Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto.

    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).
  • Oct. 15Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

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    • Tue., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform the music of James Syler when the student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    The program, “Wanderlust,” features music based on locations and cultures throughout the world, taking the audience on an international musical tour. Syler is composer in residence with the SFA School of Music this fall who has been working with the bands and composition students.

    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).
  • Oct. 18When the Poet Sings - A Cappella Choir

    When the Poet Sings - A Cappella Choir

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    • Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    Presented by the School of Music

    The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “When the Poet Sings” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

    Conducted by Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities for the School of Music, the A Cappella Choir will perform works by Petr Eben, Norman Dello Joio, Giuseppe Verdi, Ivo Antognini, Elaine Hagenberg, Brandon Waddles and more. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Andrew Smith’s “Inspiration.”

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

  • Oct. 18The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit

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    Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre
    • Fri., Oct. 18:
      • 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))

    “What is ‘Real?’ When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become ‘Real.’” The power of play and childhood fancy, the pure light of unconditional love — these timeless forces illuminate our faithful rendering of Margery Williams’ tale of friendship and the passing of time. A lovely score and detailed period costumes will transport your audience back to the early 20th century where they will experience a particular innocence and wisdom that has much to say about our present culture of instant gratification and disposable friends.

    Curriculum Connections: Art, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading

  • Oct. 22SFA Men's and Women's Choirs

    SFA Men's and Women's Choirs

    • Tue., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    SFA Men's and Women's Choirs

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 23Spectrum Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Spectrum Percussion Ensemble Concert

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    • Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Spectrum Ensemble will bring a program of original percussion duo works to Nacogdoches when founders Jaime Esposito and Stephen Hall perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    Touring throughout the South this fall, Spectrum Ensemble, based in Denton, will present “A New Light,” which features works written by queer composers Kevin Rosacias, Luke Ellard, Derek Twyonick, and LJ White, alongside classics by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber. Proceeds from concerts are donated to LGBTQA+ advocacy non-profits/charities.

    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.

  • Oct. 24Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats

    Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats

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    • Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The University Series)

    Rockabilly’s best and wildest fronts his own band behind his legendary upright bass

    Single tickets: $30 for adult, $24 for senior, $12 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 24Frank Kowalsky - Guest Clarinet Recital

    Frank Kowalsky - Guest Clarinet Recital

    • Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    Clarinetist Frank Kowalsky, professor emeritus at Florida State University, will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    Kowalsky will collaborate with several SFA music faculty members, all of whom are graduates of Florida State University. The program will include Dialogues I for cello and piano by Lubomir Georgiev; “Peregi Verbunk” by Leo Weiner; Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano and “Scaramouche” by Darius Milhaud; and Sonata by Carlos Guastavino.

    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).
  • Oct. 28SFA Chamber Orchestra

    SFA Chamber Orchestra

    • Mon., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    SFA Chamber Orchestra

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 31–Dec. 31Picturing Books Vol. 1

    Picturing Books Vol. 1

    • Thu., Oct. 31–Tue., Dec. 31, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Picturing Books Vol. 1

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