Musical Inventions Coming to LaSells Stewart with “Schick Machine”

Percussionist Steven Schick performing

A giant motorized Hurdy-gurdy, a deconstructed pipe organ and an array of spinning and thrashing metal are just some of the innovative machines that will fill the LaSells Stewart Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the next installment of the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Arts and Communication’s “SAC Presents” series. 

Created by a multi-disciplinary team, “Schick Machine” features percussionist Steven Schick exploring a stage filled with large-scale invented instruments, sometimes playing several simultaneously, drawing listeners into a space of seemingly infinite creative potential. Makers, musicians, design enthusiasts and science buffs alike will enjoy the group’s aural and visual surprises, quickly relinquishing any preconception about what an instrument should look like or what sounds it can make. 

Tickets are $30-$35 in advance or $35-$40 at the door. OSU student tickets are $10 each (one per student) with ID card in advance or at the door while seats last. Youth ages 17 and under may purchase tickets for $10 with at least one paid adult admission. All seats are reserved. The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 S.W. 26th St.  

To purchase tickets in person, go to Fairbanks Hall room 309A or 309B between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (winter break and holidays may affect these hours). If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the LaSells Stewart Center box office prior to the performance. To purchase, visit https://beav.es/Z9h.  

SAC Presents participates in Corvallis Arts for All. Individuals in the SNAP program with an Oregon Trail Card may purchase up to two tickets at $5 each starting one hour prior to each performance, if seating is available. 

The lobby and box office open at 6:30 p.m. Wine and light snacks are available for purchase from Lumos Wine Co. prior to the performance and during intermission.  

This is an all-ages performance; however, child care for young children, or children not able to sit through a performance, is available on campus through OSU KidSpirit’s Adult Night Out. (Advanced registration and fee required.) See KidSpirit website at https://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/adult-night-out for details and registration.   

SAC Presents is funded in part by donations made during the Cornerstone Campaign for the Arts and by OSU Friends of the Arts.