• Mar. 30–Apr. 1SFA Opera 2017

    SFA Opera 2017

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    • Thu., Mar. 30–Sat., Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Otto Nicolai’s opera “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through April 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, this opera combines a portly, lecherous old knight, two merry wives, one jealous husband, two young lovers, farce, trickery and revenge into a Shakespearean romp not to be missed.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Mar. 31–Apr. 1Twister

    Twister

    Jack Heifner
    • Fri., Mar. 31, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 1:
      • 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre
      • 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed, one-act play “Twister” by SFA Playwright-In-Residence Jack Heifner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus. McAllen senior Pedro Adan Dominguez is the director, and he describes “Twister” as the story of a couple that survives a destructive natural disaster to find that their dreams for the future have been very different. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

    Single tickets: $4 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 4SFA Trombone Choir

    SFA Trombone Choir

    • Tue., Apr. 4, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Trombone Choir is an ensemble open to any trombone playing student on campus but is made up primarily of music majors. The ensemble was founded in 2000 by Dr. Deb Scott. It performs several times each year including programs for local schools and charity organizations.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 8–Jun. 102017 Texas National

    2017 Texas National

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    SFA's 23rd annual juried competition and exhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by acclaimed artist Benito Huerta. Exhibition opening at 6 p.m., April 8.

  • Apr. 8–Jun. 10Works of Benito Huerta

    Works of Benito Huerta

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Huerta received a B.F.A. degree from the University of Houston, and his M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was Co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.

  • Apr. 8A Cappella Choir: Messiah

    A Cappella Choir: Messiah

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    • Sat., Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a full performance of G.F. Handel’s great oratorio, “Messiah,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

    The performance will feature SFA music students and faculty along with guest string players from the Dallas and Houston areas. Soloists include Joshua Chavira, Houston graduate student, countertenor; and faculty members Debbie Berry, soprano; Charlotte Davis, soprano; Ric Berry, tenor; and Scott LaGraff, bass.

    Single tickets: $10 for adult, $8 for senior, $5 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 9Playwriting Workshop

    Playwriting Workshop

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    • Sun., Apr. 9, 01:00 p.m.–04:00 p.m., See Event Description For Location

    Presented by the School of Theatre

    The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Room 303 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. Cost is $20 for community members and $10 for students attending any college or university. Seating is limited to 30, and payment will be taken at the door in cash or check form. Proceeds benefit Alpha Psi Omega scholarships. Participants should RSVP to apobetaphi@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

  • Apr. 10Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

    • Mon., Apr. 10, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SFA Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group with 12 to 16 members that is devoted to the development and preservation of the percussion instrument family. This ensemble prides itself on performing a variety of works from the percussion ensemble repertoire by composers such as Varèse, Cage, Rouse, Udow, Levitan, and Rosauro.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 19Contemporary Guitar Ensemble

    Contemporary Guitar Ensemble

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    • Wed., Apr. 19, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Contemporary Guitar Ensemble is made up of students in the SFA School of Music's Sound Recording Technology program.

  • Apr. 21–Apr. 22This is Our Youth

    This is Our Youth

    Kenneth Lonergan
    • Fri., Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 22:
      • 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre
      • 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Full-length play. Directed by Jason Trevino.

    Single tickets: $6 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 21Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces

    Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces

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    • Fri., Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    SFA’s jazz bands perform frequently on the SFA campus as well as in the surrounding community at schools and charity events. All SFA students, regardless of major, are invited to participate in the jazz bands. Students are admitted through an audition process that occurs at the beginning of each new semester.

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

    Trumpet Ensemble

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    • Sat., Apr. 22, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The concert will feature performances by student percussionists, faculty organist Christina Harmon, men's chorus, and music faculty members Dr. Richard G. Leonberger and Dr. Scott LaGraff.

    The men's chorus, organized by Dr. Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities for the School of Music, will showcase voice faculty members Leonberger, tenor, and LaGraff, bass soloist. In addition to choral students, the chorus includes members of the SFA Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 24Orchestra of the Pines: “Berlioz and his Fantastic Symphony!”

    Orchestra of the Pines: “Berlioz and his Fantastic Symphony!”

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

    Presented by the School of Music (The Concert Series)

    • Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz

    The Orchestra of the Pines presents its final and perhaps most daring and largest program ever with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. A work that stands as a Romantic warhorse, Berlioz’s emotions of passion, love and desire become entangled in a musical web of dreams, deception and angst. Be sure to join the SFA Orchestra of the Pines for this final work of breathtaking beauty and sonority!

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 25–Apr. 29The Skin of Our Teeth

    The Skin of Our Teeth

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    • Tue., Apr. 25–Sat., Apr. 29, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    Completed by the author less than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, The Skin of Our Teeth broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, satire and elements of the comic strip, Thornton Wilder depicts an Everyman Family as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from Ice Age to flood to war. Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for student/youth. Recommended for mature audiences.

    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. 25Symphonic Band and University Band

    Symphonic Band and University Band

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

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Symphonic Band is comprised of select undergraduate music majors in the School of Music, as well as other qualified members from other disciplines across campus.

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

    Steel Band

    • Wed., Apr. 26, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The SFA Steel Band is one of the most popular and requested ensembles in the School of Music. With 10 to 15 members the group uses a full set of steel pans, including three leads, two double tenors, two cellos and bass pans as well as a large rhythm section with drumset, electric bass, and various Latin percussion.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 28Extravaganza

    Extravaganza

    • Fri., Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m., SFA Grand Ballroom

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala banquet.

    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. 29Double Bass Quartet

    Double Bass Quartet

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    • Sat., Apr. 29–Wed., Dec. 31, 1 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Double Bass Quartet will present a master class and will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Music Recital Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Admission is free.

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  • Apr. 30Concert in the Park

    Concert in the Park

    • Sun., Apr. 30, 2 p.m., School Of Music

    Presented by the School of Music

    The bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the annual "Concert in the Park" Sunday, April 30, 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.

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