ANON(YMOUS), Symphony by the Sea and More Set for Arts Alive SDSU's Fall Season

ANON(YMOUS), Symphony by the Sea and More Set for Arts Alive SDSU's Fall SeasonArts Alive SDSU has announced the Fall 2017 Signature performing arts events designed to showcase and increase awareness of the range and quality of arts performances and programs at San Diego State University.

Last year, Arts Alive SDSU programs saw the engagement of more than 133,000 people from both on and off campus, and that number is expected to increase this season as SDSU reaches out into the region.

All event and ticket information can be found at

Fri., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Sat. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Film: Best of the Best Film Fest

SDSU, Don Powell Theatre

Tickets: $10

This two-evening program features a variety of fiction and documentary short films by the students of SDSU's acclaimed Television, Film, and New Media Production program. Each evening features 90-minutes of new work, and highlights from past festivals.

Fri., Sept. 29 - Sun. Oct. 8, 2017

Theatre: Anon(ymous)

SDSU, Experimental Theatre

Tickets: $20 general $17 students/seniors

Directed by Randy Reinholz. Tired, hungry, and far from home, a young refugee called Anon escapes his war-torn country to wash up on an American shore. In this story by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka, Anon encounters characters both kind and cruel in a perilous journey to find home and his family. Based on Homer's The Odyssey.

Sat., Oct. 7, 6 p.m.

Music: Symphony by the Sea

Imperial Beach Pier Plaza,

Free, open to public

Sponsored by the San Diego Unified Port District and the City of Imperial Beach, Symphony by the Sea features the award-winning SDSU Wind Symphony and SDSU Symphony Orchestra, playing a free, family-friendly sunset concert at Pier Plaza in Imperial Beach. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners.

Tues., Nov. 7, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

Music: SDSU Jazz Ensemble w/ Matt Harris, Pianist and Composer

SDSU, Smith Recital Hall

Tickets: $20/general, $15/Senior and Military, $10/Student

Each semester, the SDSU School of Music and Dance presents the acclaimed SDSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bill Yeager, with a special guest artist from the Jazz world. The SDSU Jazz Studies program is one of the premier jazz studies programs in the United States and regularly attracts the finest talent from the U.S. and abroad. Matt Harris is devoted jazz educator, performer, and composer. From the L.A. studio scene to Co-Director of Jazz Studies at California State Northridge, Matt is a versatile artist and clinician whose works are commissioned world-wide.

Fri., Nov. 30 - Sun., Dec. 3

Musical Theatre: Enchanted April

SDSU, Don Powell Theatre

Tickets: $20 General $17 Students/Seniors

Enchanted April finds life and love about to bloom for four London women in 1922 as they rent the castle of their dreams for one magical month on the Mediterranean. Looking for a much-needed respite from their London cares, what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor, and the joys of living. Based on the beloved novel of the same name. Music by Richard B. Evans. Book and Lyrics by Charles Leipart. Directed by Stephen Brotebeck.

Arts Alive SDSU showcases and supports the best and brightest performing and visual arts that San Diego State University has to offer. As a creative catalyst, this campus-wide initiative infuses art into curriculum and promotes opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the San Diego region, to engage in quality exhibitions and performances. Visit for more information.

Pictured: SDSU Theatre presents Anon(ymous) by playwright Naomi Iizuka, Directed by Randy Reinholz. Photo by Ken Jacques.

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