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2019-2020 Lineup for Lecture-Concert Series

ASU-Beebe is proud to announce the events coming to campus this year as part of the college’s 2019-2020 Lecture-Concert Series.

This season features an outstanding list of shows and performances starting with the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet. Then, breakout country music artist John King will perform at the ASU-Beebe Family Day and the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will present a moving tribute to the armed forces. Finally, the fall series will offer a Halloween treat with a show dedicated to monsters of the horror genre entitled Iconic Monsters of Halloween.

The spring series will feature two-time grammy award winner Laurence Juber for a lecture on the History of the Fingerstyle Guitar, as well as a concert that evening. The final event is a performance by classically trained, crossover string quartet ATLYS.

The first show of the 2019-2020 Lecture-Concert Series is a recital by the Arkansas Saxophone Quartet. They will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept.16, at the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus. The quartet is proudly celebrating its 12th anniversary season with a series of concerts, featuring works by Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, Jean Absil, and Jonathan Leshnoff. Members of the quartet are: Dr. Matthew Taylor (University of Central Arkansas) on soprano saxophone; Dr. Caroline Taylor (Ouachita Baptist University) on alto saxophone; Dr. Brent Bristow (Arkansas State University-Beebe) on tenor saxophone; and Dr. Jackie Lamar (University of Central Arkansas, retired) on baritone saxophone.

Award winning country music artist John King will perform a concert as part of Family Day festivities at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 5, in the Owen Center Gym on the Beebe campus. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 per person and canned food items can be donated. ASU-Beebe has partnered with the Beebe Public Schools to support the Beebe Badgers Family Pantry.

The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will perform a free concert paying tribute to the armed forces at 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 26, at the Heber Springs Performing Arts Center (HSPAC), located at 900 West Pine Street in Heber Springs. Although the concert is free, tickets are required for reserved seating. Tickets may be reserved starting on October 1.

Iconic Monsters of Halloween lecture will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday October 31, 2019, at the Science Building Lecture Hall on the Beebe campus. This presentation by Dr. Brent Bristow, professor of music, will detail the history of specific monster characters associated with Halloween and the recognizable horror genre. This is a free event with limited seating.

During the spring, two-time Grammy-award winner Laurence Juber will open the season with a free lecture on the History of the Fingerstyle Guitar at 12:30 p.m., followed by a live concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020, in the Owen Center Theater on the Beebe campus. As a solo musician, recording artist, composer, and arranger, Laurence Juber fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles in a multi-faceted performance using one instrument.

The final show of the season will present the musical stylings of ATLYS at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in the Owen Center Theatre on the Beebe campus. This classically-trained, crossover string quartet has been noted for their passionate and interactive performances. The quartet performs a diverse blend of original covers of some of the most beloved music, as well as classical selections. A meet and greet reception will be held after the concert.

Even though some of the shows in the series are free, tickets are required for all shows to ensure reserved seating. Unless otherwise noted, ticket prices are $10 for general admission, or $5 each for groups of seven or more, and $5 for seniors, military and youth under 18 years of age. All events are free to ASU-Beebe students.

Tickets may be reserved online at, or at the Institutional Advancement office, located in the Ruth Couch Building on the Beebe campus. For more information on the Lecture-Concert Series or to reserve tickets, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8855.


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