Faulkner Performing Arts Center Announces Its 2016-17 Series

The 2016-2017 FPAC Presents series will feature three main events for music lovers and families alike.
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The 2016-2017 FPAC Presents series will feature three main events for music lovers and families alike.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center’s 2016-17 “FPAC Presents Series” features two high-caliber musical performances and the screening of a modern holiday movie classic.

The series kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, with “Fayetteville’s piano man” Jonathan Story and renowned jazz singer Kara Story, who will perform an evening filled with classical and jazz music covering everything from Brahms to Nat King Cole.

The husband and wife duo are hot off their recent concert tour in Austria after individual stints in Greece and the Middle East, and both are graduates of the University of Arkansas. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

The series continues at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, with a free, family-friendly screening of the holiday film Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The screening also serves as a canned food drive benefiting the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods to participate. For more information or to reserve tickets, please click here.

The series culminates with a performance by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16. The New York Times has described the group as having “a sound that has just about everything one wants from a quartet, most notably precision, warmth and an electricity that conveys the excitement of playing whatever is on their stands at the moment.”

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Their performance at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center will feature their unique “Haydn Discovery,” where the group explores and “unpacks” composer Franz Josef Haydn’s “Joke” quartet from various perspectives and then performs the work in its entirety. The concert will include a side-by-side performance with members of the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Tickets for this performance go on sale Monday, Sept. 9. For more information please click here.

About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The new performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in honor of the couple’s major gift to the project. Completed in September 2015, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and

and longtime senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

 

Contacts

Nicole Cotton, managing director
Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center
479-575-5692, ncotton@uark.edu

Andra Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu

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