Messiah sing-along fundraiser
A community sing-along of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will raise funds for the A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University to travel to Europe in 2020.
The community event, with guest conductors, organist, pianist and soloists, and featuring the audience and SFA A Cappella Choir as the chorus, is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 senior citizens, $5 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.
Nawabi exhibition reception
A reception for artist Kymia Nawabi whose work is showing at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House through the end of the year is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the art center in downtown Nacogdoches.
“Kymia Nawabi: Not for Long, My Forlorn” features a series of large-scale drawings that “acted as meditations on life and death channeled through ravenous, otherworldly beings and animals that inhabit a purgatory-like space,” according to the artist.
Admission to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Swingin’ Axes and Aces
The Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Thelonius Monk and other jazz artists when the student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Guest saxophonist Carlos Casso will perform with the Swingin’ Axes on Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” arranged by Mike Tomaro, and “Do Nothin’ ’Til You Hear From Me,” arranged by Tommy Newsom.
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.
SFA presents Dailey & Vincent
The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will present Dailey & Vincent’s brand new holiday concert, “A Springer Mountain Farms Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
With five Grammy awards between them, this bluegrass duo is nationally known from their series on RFD-TV and their PBS special. This University Series performance is sponsored by part by Commercial Bank of Texas.
Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12.50 for SFA faculty and staff and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.