Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will host the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hagee Center Performance Hall.
“For SAGU, hosting outside events is an opportunity to bring awareness to not only the campus, but to Waxahachie,” said William Elliott, the SAGU Public Relations Coordinator.
With this event SAGU continues to draw people from all over North Texas to Waxahachie. The university attracted more than 6,000 visitors during the summer and has hosted camps, seminars and performances including #LeadCon2015 with Tom Ziglar, the Nike Football/Baseball Camp, and multi-award winning gospel music group The Isaacs.
SAGU’s opening of the state-of-the-art Hagee Communication Center (HCC) in 2013 has made the university a hotspot for community-organized productions. This coming performance will mark the second year the Waxahachie Symphonic Association (WSA) has coordinated with SAGU to hold events in the HCC.
“We are thrilled to have a professional setting now to present our concerts. The Southwestern Assemblies of God University Hagee Center Performance Hall is fabulous,” said WSA president Sherry Dyess. “Having a professional setting for professional music is a real plus for our audience.”
Saturday’s performance will be a Pops concert: a concert played by a symphony or orchestra, featuring popular classical music.
“Pops concerts are a great way for classical music to reach a wider audience by playing familiar, popular music,” said Melissa Chapman, the Chairman of Marketing and Public Relations for the WSA.
Dubbed Movie Magic in Concert, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra will highlight some of the greatest music written for the big screen. Attendees can expect to hear memorable pieces from several films from “Lord of the Rings” to “Apollo 13.”
“Movies without music are unimaginable,” said Chapman. “The greatest moments in movie history are indelibly tied to the great music: the rise of the ‘Obelisk’ in 2001, ‘A Space Odyssey,’ the opening sequence from ‘Gone With the Wind,’ the helicopter ride from ‘Jurassic Park,’ the flying of the bicycles in ‘E.T.,’ Luke’s Death Star trench run from ‘Star Wars.’”
Individual tickets are $20 adults and $8 for college students online at waxahachiesymphony.org. Children are always free.