Events

  • Young People's Global Film Series: My Lucky Elephant (2013)
    Jun
    27
    Tue, June 27, 2017
    1:00pm

    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.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: The Innocents (2016)
    Jun
    28
    Wed, June 28, 2017
    7:00pm

    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. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Worlds Apart (2015)
    Jul
    5
    Wed, July 5, 2017
    7:00pm

    Set in modern day Greece, Worlds Apart is comprised of three distinct love stories between a foreigner and a Greek citizen. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil, globalization and forced immigration. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • An Evening with Sutton Foster
    Jul
    8
    Sat, July 8, 2017
    8:00pm

    Two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage for a high-spirited and dazzling evening of song.

  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori
    Jul
    9
    Sun, July 9, 2017
    4:00pm

    Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of memorable symphonic music featuring internationally renowned violinist Midori, and Hunter Bockes, first-prize winner of the 2016 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Virginia's Run (2002)
    Jul
    11
    Tue, July 11, 2017
    1:00pm

    In the tradition of such timeless stories as My Friend Flicka, Black Beauty, and The Black Stallion comes this touching tale of friendship between a young girl devastated by the loss of her mother, and the young colt who gives her hope when all seems lost.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Rams (2015)
    Jul
    12
    Wed, July 12, 2017
    7:00pm

    In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Jennifer Nettles
    Jul
    15
    Sat, July 15, 2017
    8:00pm

    Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004 as lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Nettles has recently released her debut album "Playing With Fire.”

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Duma (2005)
    Jul
    18
    Tue, July 18, 2017
    1:00pm

    An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend of a young boy and his family living in rural South Africa. When the boy’s father dies, mother and son are forced to leave the farm and move to the city. The boy decides to run away to the mountains with his pet cheetah.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: I, Daniel Blake (2016)
    Jul
    19
    Wed, July 19, 2017
    7:00pm

    Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • MOMIX: Opus Cactus
    Jul
    21
    Fri, July 21, 2017
    8:00pm

    Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. After a ten-year rest period, “Opus Cactus” is back again with a new look, fresh energy, and fun surprises!

  • Rosen Sculpture Walk with Juror and Reception
    Jul
    22
    Sat, July 22, 2017
    10:00am

    A highlight of every summer festival season, the annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition sculpture walk offers participants a fascinating journey into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. Learn more about each sculpture and hear the announcement of the competition’s top awards.

  • Chris Botti
    Jul
    22
    Sat, July 22, 2017
    8:00pm

    For over two decades, multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Secrets of War (2014)
    Jul
    25
    Tue, July 25, 2017
    1:00pm

    Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them - putting them both in danger and forcing the boys to keep secrets which threaten to tear their friendship apart.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Glory (2016)
    Jul
    26
    Wed, July 26, 2017
    7:00pm

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
    Jul
    27
    Thu, July 27, 2017
    8:00pm

    Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches.

  • Charlotte Ballet
    Jul
    29
    Sat, July 29, 2017
    8:00pm

    Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe.

  • Rosen-Schaffel Competition
    Jul
    30
    Sun, July 30, 2017
    1:00pm

    The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the seventh season of the highly acclaimed Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists. During the spring of 2017, contestants submitted recordings of their work and a panel of judges selected eight finalists to compete in a public performance.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Theeb (2016)
    Aug
    1
    Tue, August 1, 2017
    1:00pm

    Theeb, nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia as war rages throughout the Ottoman Empire in 1916. Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Tanna (2016)
    Aug
    2
    Wed, August 2, 2017
    7:00pm

    Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu, Tanna is a Romeo and Juliet story set in the South Pacific. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Theatreworks USA’s “Click, Clack, Moo”
    Oct
    5
    Thu, October 5, 2017
    10:00am

    "Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop. But the cows use her computer to type messages requesting blankets, but are refused. So the cows go on strike! No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Ailey II 'The Next Generation of Dance'
    Oct
    26
    Thu, October 26, 2017
    10:00am

    Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Appalachian Dance Ensemble
    Nov
    16
    Thu, November 16, 2017
    10:00am

    The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents work from its Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble concert (FADE) in Appalachian’s beautiful Valborg Theatre. FADE is a production of original dance works created by both faculty and students, and performed entirely by university students. Each of the selected works will be presented in a lecture demonstration format, allowing students to hear from the choreographers about their process and inspiration for each piece before watching each performance. In addition, students hear from lighting and costume designers as they demonstrate the high level of collaboration that occurs among choreographers, dancers, designers and technicians to produce an evening-length concert of dance.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes, seating is limited

  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    10:00am

    A superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer, Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling career on electrifying live performances. While husband, Donnell Leahy is no stranger to the stage; his lifelong devotion to playing and performing has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic sensibilities.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Mar
    16
    Fri, March 16, 2018
    10:00am

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. Their stellar reputation is rooted in a commitment to the highest production value and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Mar
    21
    Wed, March 21, 2018
    10:00am

    The films selected for the student screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour highlight a variety of themes, from adrenalin pumping adventure to thought provoking environmental concerns – capturing the essence of mountain life and culture throughout the globe. Presented in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs.

    Run time 90 minutes

  • Black Violin
    Apr
    20
    Fri, April 20, 2018
    10:00am

    Through the message of Black Violin’s music, Will B. and Kev Marcus have spent the last 10 years working to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects all of us, rather than shine a light on what divides us. They spread a message that challenges the world’s view of what it means to rise above labels, be daring enough to follow their passion and most of all, be true to themselves. Black Violin performs a genre-shattering fusion of classical and hip-hop in an unforgettable concert.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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