The 5 Browns

Tickets are still available to The 5 Browns' performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Fans of The 5 Browns still have time to purchase tickets to the popular sibling pianists' holiday concert slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

The 5 Browns will bring their Christmas spirit to Nacogdoches with a program of festive favorites when they perform as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' 2015-2016 University Series.

Although there are still tickets available for great seats in Turner Auditorium, sales have been swift in recent days, according to Diane J. Peterson, manager of the SFA Fine Arts Box Office.

"We have seen a sharp increase in ticket sales and inquiries about the concert," Peterson said. "Our loyal University Series patrons are excited about this performance and are looking forward to bringing their families to this holiday event. It's going to be a great way to celebrate the season in music."

The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Good Morning America," "Today," and "The View" to "The Martha Stewart Show," National Public Radio's "Performance Today," as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly.

This Christmas-themed performance features such holiday classics as "Carol of the Bells," "Ave Maria," "Nutcracker Suite," "Sleigh Ride" and others.

Prior to the performance, Dr. Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano pedagogy at SFA, will present a 7 p.m. informative talk in Griffith Gallery about the artists and their music. 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, Nacogdoches Medical Center.

Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, visit 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 Tuesday, Dec. 15. Students must present a valid SFA ID for purchase and at the door on event night.