Events

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Difret (2014)
    Jul
    5
    Tue, July 5, 2016
    7:00pm

    From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama Difret, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: Oddball and the Penguins (2015)
    Jul
    7
    Thu, July 7, 2016
    1:00pm

    Oddball is the heart-warming true story about an eccentric chicken farmer who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: An Evening with Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara
    Jul
    9
    Sat, July 9, 2016
    8:00pm

    Tony Award-winning Broadway leading lady Kelli O’Hara has dazzled audiences and critics alike in the most recent revivals of The King and I, South Pacific, and The Pajama Game. Ms. O’Hara was the recipient of the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I in 2015, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. Performing with a trio, this beloved star takes the stage for an evening of Broadway showstoppers and familiar favorites from the Great American Songbook.

  • Eastern Festival Orchestra
    Jul
    10
    Sun, July 10, 2016
    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 soloists Julian Schwarz, cello, and Marco Núñez, first-prize winner of the 2015 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: The Dinner (2014)
    Jul
    12
    Tue, July 12, 2016
    7:00pm

    Based on The New York Times bestselling novel, The Dinner turns an ordinary meal among family into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested and two brothers discover just how little they know about each other.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: On the Way to School (2013)
    Jul
    14
    Thu, July 14, 2016
    1:00pm

    2014 César winner for Best Documentary, On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.

  • Rosen-Schaffel Competition
    Jul
    17
    Sun, July 17, 2016
    1:00pm

    The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the sixth season of the highly acclaimed Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists. In the final live round of the competition, a panel of symphony conductors will select a First Place, Second Place and Third Place Winner and the competition audience will select an “Audience Choice Award Winner.”

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Baba Joon (2015)
    Jul
    19
    Tue, July 19, 2016
    7:00pm

    Yitzhak is proud to maintain the same turkey farm hat his father built when the family moved from Iran to Israel. Now that Yitzhak’s son Moti is thirteen, the expectation is that he will learn the familial trade and, in his own time, take over the business. But Moti is more interested in reconstructing old cars and trucks, a trade for which he obviously has a tremendous talent.

  • RIOULT Dance NY
    Jul
    23
    Sat, July 23, 2016
    8:00pm

    With live music performed by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble. Bach Dances is a series of powerful dances set to Bach masterpieces. Characterized by a unity of music, movement, and art, this program includes Views of the Fleeting World, City, Polymorphous, and Celestial Tides.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: Pink Martini
    Jul
    25
    Mon, July 25, 2016
    8:00pm

    Pink Martini performs a stylish and sophisticated blend of jazz, classical, and old-fashioned pop on concert stages around the world, bringing together unique melodies and rhythms to create an eclectic and modern sound.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: 3 Hearts (2014)
    Jul
    26
    Tue, July 26, 2016
    7:00pm

    A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc meets Sylvie after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting, however, sends each in a separate direction, which will change their lives forever.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: Belle and Sébastian (2013)
    Jul
    28
    Thu, July 28, 2016
    1:00pm

    Based on the acclaimed children's novel by Cécile Aubry, Belle and Sébastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    Jul
    30
    Sat, July 30, 2016
    8:00pm

    New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s contemporary jazz chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Tangerines (2013)
    Aug
    2
    Tue, August 2, 2016
    7:00pm

    In the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, a large minority of Estonian extraction are forced to leave their adopted home in the Abkhazeti region of Georgia to flee for the safety of their ancestral land. Ivo and Margus stay behind in an effort to save their tangerine crop as the Abkhazia conflict surrounds them.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: Marie’s Story (2014)
    Aug
    4
    Thu, August 4, 2016
    1:00pm

    At the turn of the 19th century, an artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: Jerry Douglas Band
    Aug
    6
    Sat, August 6, 2016
    8:00pm

    Dobro master and 13-time Grammy-award winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Joining Jerry Douglas are special guests Mipso, traditionalists that are doing their share to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory.

  • Havana Cuba All-Stars
    Sep
    28
    Wed, September 28, 2016
    10:00am

    The Havana Cuba All-Stars is comprised of Cuba’s most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban culture and music. Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form.

  • Appalachian Theatre & Dance, “Selkie: Between Land and Sea”
    Sep
    30
    Fri, September 30, 2016
    10:00am

    Filled with lyrical language, music and mysticism, this coming-of-age story will fascinate theatregoers of all ages. A young girl struggles to find a sense of belonging and identity as the secrets of her family are revealed. This exciting version takes us beyond the land and into the tides where protagonist Elin Jean finds that "there is more beneath the sea than you or I can imagine."

  • Theatreworks USA’s “We the People”
    Oct
    11
    Tue, October 11, 2016
    10:00am

    “We the People,” a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.

  • North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, “Percussive Dance Review”
    Nov
    3
    Thu, November 3, 2016
    10:00am

    Peppered with stories, history, and facts about the forms presented, this non-stop percussive dance review carries student audiences into a wide world of percussive dance.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Mar
    22
    Wed, March 22, 2017
    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.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    10:00am

    Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history.

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Apr
    26
    Wed, April 26, 2017
    10:00am

    Two-time Grammy Award-winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments.

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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