AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016

Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

RIOULT Dance NY Views of a Fleeting World. Photo by Basil Childers.

2016 SCHEDULE

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2016 PAST EVENTS
An Evening with The Avett Brothers
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Holmes Convocation Center
8:00pm

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$65 Floor/Standing
$55 Seated
$60 Blue Ridge Electric Members Floor/Standing
$50 Blue Ridge Electric Members Seated
Music

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric

The Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, Office of the Chancellor, APPS Concerts, and University Athletics present An Evening with The Avett Brothers! This very special concert event, designed to "welcome back" students to our campus, will serve as an end-of-summer celebration, as well as a wonderful kick-off to the start of the academic year!

University Libraries Summer Author Series with Chris Arvidson, Julie Townsend and Scot Pope
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons
3:30pm
Free Event

The 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series hosts three events, two author readings and a reading of poems, reflections and short stories about the New River.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Marie’s Story (2014)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
$5 General, One free adult ticket when accompanied by a child.
Film

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.

Lunch & Learn: Beth Davison, presenting her film “The Denim Dynasty”
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

“The Denim Dynasty” is a documentary about the legacy of the Cone family that shaped prominent features of North Carolina’s landscape. A national park, a regional medical center, an amazing art collection, roads and schools all bear the name of the family whose corporation made North Carolina a leading producer of textiles for much of the 20th century.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Weicholz Global Film Series: Tangerines (2013)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

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.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
in association with Reflections Series International
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Rosen Concert Hall
8:00pm
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Classical
Music

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works.

In/Visible Theatre: Mauzy
Written and Directed Derek Davidson
Friday, July 29, 2016
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Theatre

Mauzy is a tale about tale-telling, about songs, about how storytellers can mix so deep into the stories themselves that they never find their way out—out of the story, or out of the mountains, or back to the world of the living.

In/Visible Theatre: Mauzy
Written and Directed Derek Davidson
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Theatre

Mauzy is a tale about tale-telling, about songs, about how storytellers can mix so deep into the stories themselves that they never find their way out—out of the story, or out of the mountains, or back to the world of the living.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Belle and Sébastian (2013)
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
$5 General, One free adult ticket when accompanied by a child.
Film

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.

Lunch & Learn: Bettie Bond and Eric Plaag, The Digital Watauga Project
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Join historians Bettie Bond and Eric Plaag for a fascinating journey into our town’s past, as reflected by selections from the Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection, a compelling assortment of more than 400 postcards from the local area collected by Brendell during his lifetime. The postcards have been archived by the Digital Watauga Project, launched in early 2015 as a partnership between the non-profit Watauga County Historical Society and the Watauga County Public Library. The project aims to permanently digitize Watauga County’s remaining visual and documentary history while building trust between the community and its surviving repositories.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Weicholz Global Film Series: 3 Hearts (2014)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

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.

Rioult Dance NY
with live music performed by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm
$28 Adult, $20 Student/Child
General Admission
Dance
Classical

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.

Rosen Sculpture Walk
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Smith Gallery, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am
Free Event
Visual Arts

A highlight of every summer festival season, the annual Sculpture Walk offers participants a fascinating journey into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. This walking tour, which is free and open to the public, includes stops at each of the ten selected sculptures, providing an opportunity to learn more about each sculpture and to be present for the announcement of the competition’s top awards.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
in association with Reflections Series International
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Rosen Concert Hall
8:00pm
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Classical
Music

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works.

Lunch & Learn: A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Eliana Arenas was born in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Arenas’ jewelry and installation work explores the capabilities of human beings to adjust to difficult situations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. Arenas has participated in selected exhibitions such as La Frontera, SOFA, 13 Annual International

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Weicholz Global Film Series: Baba Joon (2015)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

Yitzhak is proud to maintain the same turkey farm that 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. The rebellious boy is not at all shy about letting his father know that he has no interest in turkeys, but for Yitzhak this rejection isn’t just a matter of personal interest – it’s an insult to all the values he holds most dear.

Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote Address with Bill McKibben
Monday, July 18, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:30pm
Free Event

Best-selling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit, an annual gathering of progressive energy thought-leaders and innovators from 17 public institutions and seven private colleges and universities.

Rosen-Schaffel Competition
for Young & Emerging Artists
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Free Event
Classical
Music

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.”

University Libraries Summer Author Series with Jay Leutze
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
3:30pm
Free Event

The 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series hosts three events, two author readings and a reading of poems, reflections and short stories about the New River.

Young People’s Global Film Series: On the Way to School (2013)
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
$5 General, One free adult ticket when accompanied by a child.
Film

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.

Lunch & Learn: Karen Sabo and Derek Davidson, In/Visible Theatre
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

In this presentation, Karen Sabo and Derek Davidson, writer and director of the company’s newest work, Mauzy, will lead a discussion about this ghost tale set in Appalachia, which is being commissioned by the summer festival and presented during the upcoming season.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Weicholz Global Film Series: The Dinner (2014)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

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.

Turchin Center Workshop: Exploring the Modern World through Art
July 11 - 15, 2016
TCVA Room 3200
1:00pm
$75; Non-donor: $100
Visual Arts

Students will learn about Contemporary styles of thought and painting techniques using watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, and collage. They will create Optical Art, Pop Art, Surreal Landscapes, Accidental Art, and portraits in the styles of artists of the 20th century.

Eastern Festival Orchestra
with Gerard Schwarz, Music Director
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
4:00pm
$28 Adult, $20 Student/Child
Classical
Music

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.

Reduced Shakespeare Company
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play
Friday, July 8, 2016
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$20 Adults, $10 Student/Child
Theatre

The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new. Every famous character and Shakespearean plot device come together in a single story so comically outrageous it’s no wonder the Bard of Avon hid it away!

Reduced Shakespeare Company
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$20 Adults, $10 Student/Child
Theatre

The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new. Every famous character and Shakespearean plot device come together in a single story so comically outrageous it’s no wonder the Bard of Avon hid it away!

Young People’s Global Film Series: Oddball and the Penguins (2015)
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
$5 General, One free adult ticket when accompanied by a child.
Film

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.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
in association with Reflections Series International
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Rosen Concert Hall
8:00pm
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Classical
Music

Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works.

Lunch & Learn: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis and David E. Vogel
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel are quietly eloquent activists. They recently traveled to the Antarctica aboard a Russian research icebreaker under strict conservation guidelines established to allow visitors to observe but not disturb the pristine wilderness. The artists hope that if people are drawn to the beauty of their art from the expedition they will become acutely aware of the fragile future of Antarctica and its natural inhabitants.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Weicholz Global Film Series: Difret (2014)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

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.

The Hit Men
Legendary performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Westglow Resort and Spa
5:30pm
Sold out
Music

Make your July 4th weekend special, with an evening under the stars, featuring great food, phenomenal fireworks, and dancing to spectacular music by The Hit Men!

Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center
Friday, July 1, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
6:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center and “engage, discover and connect through the arts!” The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and spend time with fellow arts patrons, while viewing the featured exhibitions in one of the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.

University Libraries Summer Author Series with Janet Larsen
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union
3:30pm
Free Event

The 2016 University Libraries Summer Author Series hosts three events, two author readings and a reading of poems, reflections and short stories about the New River.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
$10 General
Film

Johann Radmann is a young and idealistic public prosecutor who takes an interest in the case of Charles Schulz, a former Auschwitz extermination camp commander, who is now teaching at a school in West Berlin. Radmann is determined to bring Schulz to justice, but the horrors of the past and the hostility shown toward his work make it nearly impossible for him to find his way through the maze and to the truth.

Turchin Center Workshop: Time Travel
June 27 - July 1, 2016
TCVA Room 3200
10:00am
$50; Non-donor: $75
Visual Arts

Participants will travel through time exploring art along the way. Explore the world of color, texture, and design using pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, tempera paints, and much more.

Theatre Bus Trip: Davidson Community Players <em>Singin’ in the Rain</em>
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson, NC
11:00am
$100; includes bus fare, theatre ticket and post-show dinner
Theatre

Space is limited. Please call the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts box office to purchase your ticket. (828) 262-4046 or (800) 841- 2787.

Pack a lunch and set your sights for Davidson! An Appalachian Summer Festival is hitting the open road and traveling to the Duke Family Performance Hall to attend the Davidson Community Players’ production of Singin’ in the Rain!