FPAC to hold special event for 15th Anniversary

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Reinhardt’s Falany Performing Arts Center will soon be holding its 15year anniversary. A special ceremony will be held and all RU students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend this celebration.

This special event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10. There will be a pre-concert reception starting at 6:30 p.m in the Ken White Atrium that is a donors reception. At 7:30 p.m. guests will be seated in Flint Hall for the concert. The ‘Hardt Breakers, Men of ‘Hardt and other students from Reinhardt’s School of Performing Arts will be performing. At this point in the event Dr. Kina Mallard, President of Reinhardt University, and Dr. Fred Tarrant, Dean of the School of Performing Arts, will speak. Coffee and dessert will be served from 8:45-9:30 p.m. to give a toast to the Falany Performing Arts Center in the Ken White Atrium.

Students are invited to attend the concert at 7:30 p.m. and the dessert reception for free.  Students need to get tickets in advance by emailing the box office at boxoffice@reinhardt.edu.

Regular tickets are $50 and are now on sale and can be purchased here or by calling 770-720-9167.

“The Falany has had a profound impact on the community. It provides the community with a venue to experience performances in a safe, comfortable environment without the hassle of a long commute in thick traffic and worries about parking,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center.

This event will also be celebrating Reinhardt President Emeritus Dr. Floyd Falany and his wife, Fay Falany.

The Falany Performing Arts Center has been home to theatre, music and comedy performances since 2002.

“There are appearances by stage personalities and programs for children. The FPAC is the home of one of the finest music programs in the state, and students of the School of Performing Arts appear regularly in plays, musicals, operas, choirs, instrumental ensembles and recitals,” Joan McFather, a member of the FPAC’s Advisory Board said.

In addition to outside performers, the FPAC is home to Reinhardt University’s School of Performing Arts, and Akers said the Falany has become a go-to venue in the area for performances.

“The School of Performing Arts is known for providing exquisite performances and are at affordable prices, allowing all guests a chance to experience the arts. The professional performances brought to the venue bring the country’s top talent to the community’s backyard, allowing them to have a more enjoyable experience. The Falany has become a hub in the community for entertainment, from student recitals to large groups like the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” Akers said.

The FPAC building opened in February of 2002. At the time, the building housed seven music majors and more than 100 communication majors. Before the Falany Performing Arts Center building existed, the Music Department was located on the top floor of the Burgess Administration Building.

Written By: Kelly Kipfer. Photo By: Jeff Reed.

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