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Hayes School of Music: Holiday Scholarship Concert

SCP Series Online

This event will premiere Dec. 4 at 8pm and will be available to view through Dec. 6 at 10pm. Patrons can continue to access the concert via the original link emailed to registrants or by clicking HERE to be directed to the video on the Schaefer Center YouTube channel. In its 28th year, the Hayes School of […]

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An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith

SCP Series Online

THIS IS A LIVESTREAM EVENT! In An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith, the award-winning playwright, actor and professor brings various perspectives to the virtual stage for her storytelling presentationReclaiming Grace in the Face of Adversity. The live event will be moderated by Dr. Paulette Marty, Professor of Theatre Arts at Appalachian State University. About "Reclaiming […]

BalletX

Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's The Little PrinceDancer: Stanley GloverPhotographer: Bill HebertThis special Schaefer Center Presents production will include a recorded introduction by BalletX co-founder Christine Cox, the BalletX 15th Anniversary Season documentary, and mixed rep selections “Increasing” and “Fancy Me.” BalletX 15th Anniversary DocumentaryIn honor of BalletX's 15th Anniversary Season, the company has commissioned a documentary film […]

Steep Canyon Rangers

photo credit: Simchock Livestreamed from the stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts!Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. Steep Canyon Rangers re-signed with Yep Roc Records in 2019. “It feels like coming home,” says Sharp […]

Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

photo by Lynn WillisThis virtual best-of showcase from Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance features nine works from faculty choreographers, including Emily Daughtridge, Chris Yon, Susan Lutz, Regina Gulick, Kevin Warner, Cara Hagan, Ray Miller, Brad Parquette, and Sherone Price, danced by App State student performers. All curated works were produced between 2011-2019 and […]

A Common Reading Conversation with “Belonging” Author Nora Krug

Virtual Event

A FREE YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM EVENT! Join Common Reading Program Director Dr. Don Presnell and co-hosts Dr. Craig Fischer (English); Dr. Beverly Moser (Languages, Literatures & Cultures); and Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies) as they discuss this year’s Common Reading selection, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home with author Nora Krug. This “ingenious reckoning with the past” (The New York […]

An Evening with Sarah Jones

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Kenneth GoldbergCalled “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist known for her multi-character, one-person shows, including Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, and the critically-acclaimed show Sell/Buy/Date. Renowned as “a one-woman global village,” […]

Yonder Mountain String Band and The Del McCoury Band

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history. The bands take the stage together […]

Western Piedmont Symphony—Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE 2022-23 APPLAUSE! SEASON. A Schaefer Center Presents and APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series event In partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, the Western Piedmont Symphony brings Link Up: The Orchestra Sings to the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts for a live performance for family […]

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BalletX: Excerpts from The Little Prince

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsSPECIAL OFFER!Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE A Schaefer Center Presents and APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series event This 50-minute performance features excerpts from The Little Prince, designed for our youngest audience members. (The full-length ballet is featured at 7pm as part of The Schaefer Center […]

BalletX: The Little Prince

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

SPECIAL OFFER!Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE Philadelphia’s powerhouse contemporary-ballet company BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, hits the stage with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince. The full-length ballet performed to the original music of composer Peter Salem is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment. Lopez […]

Nobuntu

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Ronald DavisSPECIAL OFFER!Buy One Ticket, Get One FREE Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira […]

Rosanne Cash

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four Grammy Awards and 12 nominations, as well as 21 Top 40 hits, including 11 chart-topping singles. She Remembers Everything—her latest release—is a poetic, lush, and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and intricate […]

Yola

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Stand for Myself is the anthemic new album from Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), the record is a timeless masterpiece marking an idiosyncratic sonic shift, which will defy all expectation. A sophisticated and diverse sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop, tracing an expansive musical thread to Yola’s most eclectic musical […]

STAR DUST: from Bach to David Bowie

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam SantosFounders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 18 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, and sheer passion. Their blockbuster hit, STAR DUST: From Bach to David Bowie, honoring two musical icons, has rocked the dance world and will […]

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** Due to unfortunate circumstances affecting the artists, the full tour of Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas has been canceled. This includes the APPlause! and Schaefer Center Presents performances scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Below is the personal statement issued […]

Event Canceled

Mavis Staples

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam Santos“I’m the messenger,” Mavis Staples said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep […]

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies.  L.A. Theatre Works — Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells the hilariously true behind-the-scenes story of I Love Lucy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of the show’s creator, Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty tale […]

KODO One Earth Tour 2023: Tsuzumi

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Feel the reverberations of heaven and earth in harmony with this all-new performance from internationally renowned taiko performing arts ensemble, KODO. Entitled “Tsuzumi,” this explosive performance, created to commemorate the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, will electrify, dazzle and uplift audiences of all ages. Guided by three words that underpin the KODO mission  living, learning, creating – […]

As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, feat. Rakesh Chaurasia

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

all photos by Jeremy CowartThe first time banjo legend Béla Fleck, tabla master Zakir Hussain, and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer got together to make an album, it was to write, not to play. When Fleck and Meyer were looking for a third partner for a triple concerto they had been commissioned to write to […]