Faulkner Performing Arts Center Single Tickets on Sale, Season Opener Sept. 8

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Single tickets are now on sale at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas for the 2017-18 season.

The line-up includes the Singing Men of Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 8; Farah Siraj on Thursday, Nov. 9.; an annual holiday film screening of Will Ferrell’s Elf and canned food drive on Saturday, Dec. 9; an Ozark Old Time/New Time folk and bluegrass event Friday, Jan. 19, 2018; the Grammy-winning The SteelDrivers on Saturday, March 3, 2018; and Randy Noojin’s Hard Travelin’ with Woody on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The Faulkner Center kicks off the 2017-18 season with the dynamic choral group the Singing Men of Arkansas.

The Singing Men of Arkansas are now in their 10th year and will perform SING AMERICA!, a rich, musical history and guided choral tour through America’s distinct musical styles. They will perform 16 songs in 16 different styles that trace the story of America through its unique musical contributions.

SING AMERICA! provides the audience with historical context by way of illuminating video and narration about each song in order to connect our country’s complex history to each musical style. Styles include barbershop, African-American spirituals, Broadway, cowboy and big band. Audiences will be surprised at the sheer variety of American musical contributions.

Singing Men of Arkansas will be joined by elite musicians, featuring the University of Arkansas Department of Music’s own Jeffrey Allen Murdock as guest conductor and tenor. Accompanist and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Brown will also appear and bring new ways to enjoy the powerful sound of this celebrated men’s chorus.

SING AMERICA! begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, preceded by an annual donor gala.

Season tickets are also still on sale with prime-level seating available in limited supply. For more performance times and ticket information, visit faulkner.uark.edu or email faulkner@uark.edu.

About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest 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 2017, 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 longtime U.S. 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 Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu


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