Fine Arts

“Spring Winds” Concert Is April 11, 2017, in Bldg. E Auditorium

  Students in the SF Wind Ensemble will perform at the 10th annual “Spring Winds” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the Building E Auditorium on the west side of the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Admission is free and Musicians United, the student club that … Continue reading “Spring Winds” Concert Is April 11, 2017, in Bldg. E Auditorium

“Sing Into Spring” Concert Is April 20, 2017, at Fine Arts Hall

The Santa Fe Singers, directed by Choral and Vocal Music Professor Lynn Sandefur, will “Sing Into Spring” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 main floor and $12 balcony for adults; $9 for seniors, … Continue reading “Sing Into Spring” Concert Is April 20, 2017, at Fine Arts Hall

10th Annual Jazz Up Spring at SF Fine Arts Hall April 7, 2017

Three different bands, several vocalists and guest artist Kevin Hicks will perform in the 11th annual “Jazz Up Spring” concert by Santa Fe College music students at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 main floor and $12 balcony … Continue reading 10th Annual Jazz Up Spring at SF Fine Arts Hall April 7, 2017

SF Students Honored For Alachua County Communications Office Take 5 Video Production

The latest Alachua County Communications Office Take 5 video, Recycling in Alachua County, was produced by seven Santa Fe College students during their Internship Class for the B.A.S. in Multimedia and Video Production Technology. Students who take the Fall Internship Class in the production program have the opportunity to assist in cinematography, production and editing … Continue reading SF Students Honored For Alachua County Communications Office Take 5 Video Production

SF Master Artist Series Presents Internationally Recognized Pianist Stephen Beus

Internationally recognized pianist Stephen Beus will return to Gainesville to perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street. His visit is part of the college’s Master Artist series that brings professionals to teach classes and perform … Continue reading SF Master Artist Series Presents Internationally Recognized Pianist Stephen Beus

“Winds Go Pops” Features Movie Themes in Bldg. E Auditorium Mar. 2, 2017

What do Star Wars, Spider-Man and Popeye the Sailor have in common? They are all represented on the program when Santa Fe College music students in the 24-piece Wind Ensemble will play selections from movie themes and more in the “Winds Go Pops” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the Building E … Continue reading “Winds Go Pops” Features Movie Themes in Bldg. E Auditorium Mar. 2, 2017

SF Music Students Make History at 2017 Winter Symposium in Jacksonville

Santa Fe College students made history while experiencing the life of music professionals at the Florida College System Activities Association ‘s Winter Symposium held Jan. 26-28, 2017, at Jacksonville University. The annual event attracts hundreds of music students from throughout Florida to audition for seats in different ensembles, to rehearse, and finally to perform in … Continue reading SF Music Students Make History at 2017 Winter Symposium in Jacksonville

SF Art Students Explore Further Higher Education at National Portfolio Day 2017

Santa Fe College art students who are members of the Santa Fe Artists’ Guild explored their options for scholarships and further higher education when they visited the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota Jan. 21-22, 2017, for National Portfolio Day. The event enabled visual art and design students to meet with representatives from … Continue reading SF Art Students Explore Further Higher Education at National Portfolio Day 2017

Santa Fe College Music Students Shine in FSCAA Winter Symposium Competition

Congratulations to this year’s 13 music students from Santa Fe College’s Vocal and Instrumental music department who have made history in their seating placements and Young Music Artist Scholarship Awards. Five vocal students John Steininger, Gerald Bigas, Arman Haghani, Julia Diven and Solangel Padilla from Mrs. Lynn Sandefur’s Vocal Studios and Chorus were nominated by the … Continue reading Santa Fe College Music Students Shine in FSCAA Winter Symposium Competition

Renowned Pianist Stephen Beus Returns to SF College Feb. 17, 2017

Internationally recognized pianist Stephen Beus will return to Gainesville to perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street. His visit is part of the college’s Master Artist series that brings professionals to teach classes and perform … Continue reading Renowned Pianist Stephen Beus Returns to SF College Feb. 17, 2017

Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Dancing, romancing, sweets, flowers, photos and a silent auction are on tap at the best-kept party secret in Gainesville when the 7th annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance happens 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the lobby of the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The Santa Fe Big … Continue reading Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

The Gainesville Orchestra presents, Symphonic Spectacular. Maestro, Evans Haile, brings you the magic of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite, combined with the majesty of Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto, will kick the New Year off with warmth and love! Come hear concertmaster Liviu Onofrei as soloist in Mendelssohn’s piece. Also included is a new favorite for the … Continue reading Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

“Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

When Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso created the ballet “Carmen Suite” in 1967 for the Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, the Russian Ministry of Culture told the ballerina that “you have made a prostitute of a Spanish heroine.” Thought to be “too sensual,” the ballet was shelved by censors but is now considered a source of … Continue reading “Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

  Cuban-born and internationally recognized jazz pianist Jesus “Chuchito” Valdes will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The concert is part of Gainesville’s community-wide celebration of Cuban artistry, Bulla Cubana, and part of … Continue reading Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

With work in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, the National Gallery of Art and museums, libraries, and institutions throughout the world, Beatrice Coron has built an international reputation in illustration, book arts, fine art, public art, digital art and architectural embellishment. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Coron will give … Continue reading Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

“Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Santa Fe’s annual “Elements of Style” program will spotlight the college’s talented instructors, choreographers and students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 12-13, with a 2 p.m. matinee Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for … Continue reading “Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College students Sarah Berry as “Beth,” Diana Truman as “Jo” and Alex Christophy as “Laurie” deliver all-star performances in the heart-warming musical, Little Women, onstage now at the Gainesville Community Playhouse through Dec. 18, 2016. The family-friendly show is based Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, Little Women. Set in Civil War times, follow … Continue reading Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast

Former Santa Fe College dance major, Amos Oliver III, to appear as “Thad” in NBC’s broadcast “Hairspray Live!” Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 8 p.m. EST. John Carmean I recently caught up with former SF fine arts student, Amos Oliver III, via Facebook Messenger, in-between his breaks during a dress rehearsal for the NBC musical production, “Hairspray … Continue reading Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast