“OU President David Boren when speaking about the Arts often says….’the fine arts feed the soul.’ This year our talented students and world class faculty truly have an artistic smorgasbord of a fine arts feasts that will thrill and delight all tastes,” says Rich Taylor, Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts announce the 2012-2013 season that features nearly 1100 fine arts students and 180 faculty in more than 350 performances such as orchestra, choral and band concerts, operas, recitals, Broadway musicals and plays, ballet and modern dance events, art shows and exhibitions and lectures. Tickets for the nine main stage University Theatre productions and music series concerts go on sale Monday, Aug. 20 at the Fine Arts Box Office by calling (405) 325-4101.
The University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History welcomes a collection of prints by various artists for the first exhibition of the 2012 fall semester,“Headshot: A Printmaking Exhibition” opens Aug. 20 through Sept. 10 in the Lightwell Gallery with an opening reception at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24. The portfolio consists of a collection of prints by various American artists and includes prints by both Marwin Begaye, an OU printmaking professor, and Katy Seals, a recent graduate of the OU School of Art & Art History’s M.F.A. program. This event is free and open to the public.
The Boggess Artist Concert Series kicks off the School of Music concert series with a concert by organist Christopher Marks at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, in Gothic Hall. Marks has been hailed for his “style and assurance” in performance, and is quickly gaining a reputation for creative and friendly programming. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101.
Rome wants him in power, the Senate wants him dead. University Theatre opens with “Julius Caesar,” Shakespeare’s blood sport politics set in modern times. Performances are 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 23, 27-29 and 3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30 in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre. Tickets for are available for purchase by calling the Fine Arts Box Office, (405) 325-4101.
“By attending our events this year, you will support and encourage our students as they learn, grow, share and continue to write their own, personal, artistic story.
Quality arts education is our mission and our passion. Our performances and presentations serve as laboratories to learn, grow, showcase and put into practice what is taught in the classroom,” says Taylor.
Please visit http://www.ou.edu/content/finearts/about_us/news.html to see a flipbook of the month-by-month calendar of events in the OU Arts District.