Museum of the Big Bend to host guitarist, film producer Nick Hurt in free show on Feb. 2

ALPINE –– The Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State University campus in Alpine will host an evening with guitarist and filmmaker Nick Hurt on Friday, Feb. 2.

This special presentation will feature a guitar recital by Hurt, followed by a screening of his film, Serenade, I Miss You.

There is no charge for the community to join this event at the Cultural Events Center in the new Emmett and Miriam McCoy Building. The doors will open at 5 p.m. while the show runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Hurt, a guitarist and instructor of music at Sul Ross State, embarked on a creative journey in early 2021 by commissioning new guitar works from several Austin-based guitarists, including Zeke Jarmon, a musician rights advocate and member of the band Batty Jr.; Justice Phillips, composer and administrator for Austin Classical Guitar; and Claire Puckett, songwriter and member of the bands Mother Falcon and Hikes.

Serenade, I Miss You features performances of those new works for guitar as well as insights, humor and philosophy from the composers themselves.

“It is an honest and intimate portrayal of four young musicians’ creative inspirations,” said Matthew Hinsley, director of Austin Classical Guitar. “This is the movie all musicians wish would be made about musicians, giving insight into the craft and voice to the hopes behind the performances everyone sees on stage.”

“We are delighted to host Nick and share this unique fusion of live music and cinematic art with our community. It’s an opportunity to experience multiple layers of the creative process,” said Museum Director Mary Bones.

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