CORVALLIS, Ore. – “SAC Presents,” a visual and performing arts events series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University, will return for its second season in 2016-17.
The goal of SAC Presents is to bring well-known headliners, rising stars and unique, lesser known artists and ensembles to the community. The lineup of artists ranges from country music to jazz musicians, chamber music to rock, as well as visual artists and guest lecturers.
This year’s performances include:
- Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. - San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet, known for its unpredictable and electric performances of contemporary classical music.
- Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at 7 p.m. – David Sedaris, the popular radio humorist, comedian, bestselling author and master of satire, will give a talk followed by a book signing.
- Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. - “A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction,” featuring Rachelle McCabe, music professor and OSU director of piano studies, and OSU philosophy Professor Emeritus Kathleen Dean Moore in a powerful music and spoken word program on species extinction.
- Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. - The Northwest Dance Project of Portland will present a program of all-original, contemporary dance works.
- Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. - Boston Brass will bridge the gap between classical formality and boisterous fun with their signature blend of burning jazz standards, the best of brass quintet repertoire and their own exciting take on familiar classical arrangements.
All performances will be held in Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. The April 7 “A Call to Life” performance is free, with open seating and no ticket necessary.
Seats are reserved for all other shows. Tickets are available online at liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communications-presents. Tickets may also be purchased in person at The LaSells Stewart Center between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, starting Sept. 22.
A limited number of tickets will be available for OSU students to purchase in person at The LaSells Stewart Center, during listed hours, for $10 each, one per student, balcony seating only, with OSU ID card, while seats last.
The Northwest Dance Project and Boston Brass performances are eligible for Corvallis Arts for All – up to two tickets at $5 each may be purchased by individuals in the SNAP program, with an Oregon Trail Card, in person only at the LaSells Stewart Center during listed hours.
For more information and for accommodations for people with disabilities, call 541-737-5592.
SAC Presents is funded in part by donations made during the Cornerstone Campaign for the Arts and by OSU Friends of the Arts. The series is sponsored in part by the Oregonian/Oregon Live.