The 2022-23 WT Arts Calendar includes music, art, theater and dance events

CANYON – Students and faculty members of Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts at West Texas A&M University will offer a comprehensive slate of art exhibits, concerts and recitals, dance pieces and theatrical performances – from the killer musical ‘Sweeney Todd’ to the region’s oldest continuous Christmas concert and more – from August to May.

“Not only do this season’s performances and exhibits provide hands-on educational experiences for our students, they also provide phenomenal entertainment and enlightenment for audiences on and off campus,” said Dr. Jessica Mallard, Dean of Harrington College. of Fine Arts.

Students and faculty from the School of Music and the Department of Art, Theater and Dance will be featured in dozens of campus events. Several will also collaborate with arts organizations in Amarillo: April will see collaborations between the Harrington String Quartet, made up of four string teachers, and Chamber Music Amarillo; and WT Symphony Orchestra and Lone Star Ballet; as well as the annual WT/Amarillo College Student/Faculty exhibit at the Amarillo Museum of Art.

“The School of Music puts on more than 100 public performances each year spanning a wide range of styles and genres presented by students, ensembles, faculty and guest artists,” said Professor Dr. Robert Hansen. of Regents Music and Principal of the WT School. of music.

“In a real sense, the school is the foundation builder for the musical life of the region, forming the musicians who will become members of the Amarillo Symphony, singers of the Amarillo opera, church musicians, teachers and therapists in our communities.What they perform on campus offers a vision of the future of music in the Panhandle and beyond.

Anne Medlock, head of the art, theater and dance department, echoed Hansen. “We provide invaluable training for future actors, dancers, performers, stage designers and technicians, as well as future educators in these fields,” Medlock said. “Even those who choose not to go into these fields benefit from their artistic training, whatever their career path. And our shows and exhibits are vital contributions to the region’s thriving arts scene.

Additional special events are planned for members of The Arts at WT: A Subscription Series, for which subscriptions are still available.

WT Arts Calendar

West Texas A&M University’s 2022-23 artistic offerings include the following performances. The schedule, subject to change, includes free and paid events:

  • August 26: Performance “Silent Reflections” by Women from Mars; 7:30 p.m., Branding Iron Theater; tickets $10, free for WT theater students;
  • August 30: autumn faculty presentation concert; 7:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free;
  • September 1 to 30: WT Faculty Show, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 1; free;
  • September 22: “Extraordinary Acclaim: An Evening with the Opera Cowgirls”, open to members of The Arts at WT: A Subscription Series;
  • September 27: Faculty Trio Concert featuring Sarah Beckham-Turner, soprano; Guglielmo Manfredi, horn; and Sarah Rushing, piano; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • Sept. 28 to Oct. 2: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Musical Theater Show”; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • September 30: “Don’t Bring Me Down” Throwback Rock Concert with Flashback!, WT Symphony Orchestra and Guests; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; tickets $10;
  • October 6-28: Exhibition Michael Merriman, Master of Fine Arts, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 6; free;
  • October 13: Autumn Choir Concert; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • October 20: “Ragtime Homage: Respect through Music”: open to members of The Arts at WT: A Subscription Series;
  • October 25: Guest Piano Recital with Richard Fountain and Derek Parsons; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6: theatrical performance “The Laramie Project”; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 6; Branding Iron Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • October 29: WT Symphony and Friends with Ensemble Next and Amarillo College Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. October 29, Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • November 3-30: Exhibition Marcia Tippit, Master of Fine Arts, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3; free;
  • November 4: Harrington String Quartet; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; tickets $20;
  • November 9, 11 and 13: Opera performance “Postcard from Morocco”; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Northern Recital Hall; tickets $15;
  • November 10: Guest Artist Recital with Greer Grimsley, bass, and Keith Chambers, piano; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; tickets $25;
  • November 17-20: show “Falling into the dance”; 7.30pm Nov 17-19, 2.30pm Nov 20; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • 21 November : concert of jazz groups WT; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • November 22: concert by the WT Percussion Ensemble; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • November 28-29: student showcase recitals; 4 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • November 30: concert by the WT wind band; 6 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • November 30: concert of the WT symphony group; 8 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • 1 Dec. to Jan. 27: Bachelor of Fine Arts student exhibition, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1; free;
  • December 3: Christmas concert of chamber singers; 7:30 p.m., Complexe des beaux-arts recital hall; free;
  • December 4: “Music of the Christmas Season”; 4 and 7 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free, but tickets required;
  • January 27: Faculty Grand Recital; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • January 28: Dinner and cocktail “A Night at the Opera”; 6 p.m., Graduate Banquet Hall; ticket prices to be determined;
  • February 2-24: faculty exhibition Marcus Melton, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2; free;
  • February 10-12 and 16-18: musical theater performance “Sweeney Todd”; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11 and 16-18, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Branding Iron Theatre; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • 12 February : concert of the WT symphony group; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • February 17: Harrington String Quartet concert; 7:30 p.m., Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater; tickets $20;
  • February 19: WT Chorale pre-tour concert; 2 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • February 24: Grace Hamilton Piano Festival Opening Recital with Hsiang Tu; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • February 25: Grace Hamilton Piano Festival Honorary Recital; 3 p.m., Complexe des beaux-arts recital hall; free
  • March 2-31: Visiting Artist Exhibition Charles Irvin, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 2; free;
  • March 4: WT Symphony Orchestra concert; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • March 5: concert by the WT wind band; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • March 23: “A Lasting Legacy: A Tribute to Sybil B. Harrington”; open to members of The Arts at WT: A Subscription Series;
  • March 29 to April 2: theatrical performance “Bull in a China Shop”; 7:30 p.m. March 29-April 1, 2:30 p.m. April 1-2, Happy State Bank Studio Theater; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • April 4: concert by the WT Percussion Ensemble; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • April 6-23: Joey Martinez Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 6; free;
  • April 25: concert by the WT choir; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • April 27: “Artistic Admiration: Showcasing Art and Beyond”; open to members of The Arts at WT: A Subscription Series;
  • April 27: Concert by the jazz group WT; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • April 27-30: Opera performance “La Navarraise”; 7:30 p.m. April 27 to 29, 2:30 p.m. April 30, Complexe des beaux-arts recital hall; tickets $10;
  • April 28-30: “Dancing Portraits” show; 7:30 p.m. April 28-29, 2:30 p.m. April 30; Branding Iron Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff with Buff Gold card;
  • May 1 and 2: student showcase recitals; 4 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • May 2nd: honorary recital; 7:30 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • May 3: concert by the WT wind band; 6 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free;
  • May 3: concert of the WT symphony group; 8 p.m., Northern Recital Hall; free; and
  • May 4-20: Bachelor of Fine Arts student exhibition, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery; opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 4; free.

For more information or tickets to School of Music performances, call 806-651-2780 or visit wtamu.edu/music. For more information or tickets to opera performances, call 806-651-2780 or visit wtamu.edu/opera. For more information or tickets to Harrington String Quartet performances, call 806-651-2780 or visit wtamu.edu/music.

For more information on art exhibits, email jrevett@wtamu.edu.

For more information or tickets to theater performances, call 806-651-2810, email artsboxoffice@wtamu.edu, or visit wtamu.edu/theatre. For more information or tickets to dance performances, call 806-651-2810, email artsboxoffice@wtamu.edu, or visit wtamu.edu/dance.

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