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University Series to present The Hot Club of San Francisco

October 8, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
The 2015-2016 University Series presented by the SFA College of Fine Arts will feature The Hot Club of San Francisco performing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will present The Hot Club of San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of the 2015-2016 University Series.

An evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing will hit Turner stage when The Hot Club of San Francisco presents "Cinema Vivant," a celebration of imagination and innovation. Like the wandering gypsy musicians of the 1930s, these artists play their guitars and fiddles while matching movements on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor, according to Dr. John Goodall, associate dean for the College of Fine Arts.

"These superb, multi-talented musicians will impress our Nacogdoches audience not only for their mastery of multiple instruments, but also for the excitement they bring to the Turner stage," Goodall said. "It's going to be an extraordinary night of music and fun."

Prior to the performance, Herbert Midgley, instructor in the SFA School of Music, will present a 7 p.m. informative talk in Griffith Gallery about the upcoming performance. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event's corporate sponsor, BancorpSouth.

Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA students may purchase Rush tickets for $3 during regular office hours starting Monday, Oct. 19. Students must present a valid SFA ID for purchase and at the door on event night.

For more information on the 2015-2016 University Series, visit finearts.sfasu.edu.