College of Performing & Visual Arts Announces its 2006-07 SeasonAugust 07, 2006
The SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) is presenting over 75 events this year including 50 music concerts, six major theatre and dance productions, four exhibitions at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, and a newly renamed art lecture series called “Art Insights.”
Bill Byrnes the Dean of the college noted, “We have an extraordinary range of events on our calendar. Our faculty and staff are hard at work with our students preparing concerts, performances, lectures and exhibitions that will span the year from September to May.”
Some of the highlights of the season include the Masterworks six concert series and the second year of performances by the faculty music ensemble, the SUU Halversen String Quartet. The Theatre and Dance department will present the Stephen Sondheim classic musical Into the Woods and the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery will be featuring Los Caprichos, 80 etchings by the Spanish master artist Francisco de Goya.
Dean Byrnes added, “Many of our events are free or are very low cost. We invite the community to attend our event because our audiences help play a vital role in preparing our students for their careers as artists and teachers. The feedback from our audiences and gallery visitors is invaluable.”
For more information about the 2006-07 season phone the SUU Arts Hotline at 435-865-8800 or check the SUU Arts website at www.suu.edu/arts. This site also links to the detailed Arts & Entertainment monthly online calendars.
The college, which has over 400 majors and a faculty staff of 45, encompasses the departments of Art & Design, Music, Theatre & Dance and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The college’s affiliates include the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, and the American Folk Ballet.