Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Annual Appalachian Summer Begins this week in Boone NC

June 27 - August 5, 2017    Appalachian Summer at Appalachian State University   A month+ long arts festival that features events in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone NC.

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With award-winning artists from all across the world coming to the High Country in one summer, the festival has become an attraction that appeals to thousands and has been ranked one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society. There is something for everyone from fine art enthusiasts, to country and bluegrass fans and all those who like a good mixture of both. Get a complete event schedule at the site.

This week's events:

Tuesday, June 27 Young People’s Global Film Series: My Lucky Elephant
1 PM, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Recommended for all ages

A young orphaned boy and a baby elephant end up together in an adventure that takes them from an exotic jungle to a bustling city. They’ll discover that through all the laughter, the fun, the challenges and the surprises, life is better when you share it with a friend. Thailand; Rated PG for brief mild language; Directed by Eric Schwab (2013); 91 Minutes.

Wednesday, June 28 Weicholz Global Film Series: The Innocents (Les Innocentes)
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.
Based on a true story, The Innocents tells the story of a French Red Cross doctor, Mathilde Beaulieu, who is treating the last of the French survivors of a German prison camp in a clinic outside of Warsaw. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging the young female doctor to follow her back to the abbey, Mathilde finds a shocking situation which threatens the very of existence of the convent. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Mother Superior. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists and while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities. Poland/France; PG-13; Directed by Anne Fontaine (2016); 115 Minutes.

Friday, June 30 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
8 PM, Rosen Concert Hall

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and his Reflections Series International, assembles some of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works. The series opens on June 30, with additional concerts on July 16, 23 and 25.
June 30 Program
Piano Trio in G major (“Gypsy Rondo”), Hob XV:25 - Joseph Haydn
String Trio in D major, Op. 21. C - Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev
Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 44 - Robert Schumann

Gil Morgenstern, violin
Grace Park, violin
Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Caroline Stinson, cello
Reiko Uchida, piano

  • Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Barbara Hardy & Bob Ray, Circles of Influence Exhibition Artists - Wednesday, July 5
  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Worlds Apart - Wednesday, July 5
  • Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center - Friday, July 7
  • An Evening with Sutton Foster - Saturday, July 8
  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori  - Sunday, July 9

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Opening Weekend of Brevard Music Center's 2017 Summer Music Festival

The 81st season of The Brevard Music Center's Summer Music Festival offers an exceptional variety of great music and very special performances,” says Brevard Music Center President and CEO Mark Weinstein. “From classical masterworks to modern favorites to family-friendly performances of Broadway and Hollywood classics, this season offers a little something for everyone. The opening weekend reflects the entire season’s magic and diversity.”

June 23 - 25, 2017   Opening Weekend of the Festival at Brevard Music Center   Keith Lockhart celebrates his 10th anniversary as Artistic Director with one of the best-known works in classical music and Garrick Ohlsson’s masterful interpretation of Brahms.  

Country and Americana fans will welcome Lee Ann Womack, a Grammy, CMA, and ACM award winning artist acclaimed for I Hope You Dance – which sold over 6 million albums – and her newest release,  

Ballet meets Orchestra in this story of a Russian fairground puppet, revealed through Stravinsky’s exuberant and energetic symphonic masterpiece. Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers, “one of the most adventurous soloists on the international music scene today,” makes her BMC debut.  

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