AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

SCHEDULE
Photo by Appalachian State University.

2018 SCHEDULE

2018 PAST EVENTS
Weicholz Global Film Series: From the Land of the Moon
Aug
3
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for her passionate dream of true love against all odds.

Lunch & Learn Series: AppSummer Book and Film Club with Dr. John Pfeifer
Aug
1
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Lectures & Workshops
Film

Presented in conjunction with the Weicholz Global Film Series as part of the summer festival, this inaugural Lunch and Learn book club event honors the tenth anniversary of presenting quality foreign films at An Appalachian Summer Festival. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to read From the Land of the Moon, discuss the book at this event, and see the film adaptation of the novel on August 3, on the big screen at the Schaefer Center.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Paradise <em>(Ray)</em>
Jul
31
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Olga, an aristocratic emigrant who escaped the Russian revolution to become a member of the French resistance, is arrested for hiding Jewish children. Her fate lies in the hands of two men: an opportunistic French collaborator and a high ranking German SS officer with whom she shares a glorious past.

Live eTown Radio Show Taping w/ Josh Ritter & Mandolin Orange
Jul
30
Presented by the Appalachian Energy Summit and WNCW
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm
Music

This special 2-hour Live Radio Show Taping will feature an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster (Nick is also known as founding member of the celebrated bluegrass band, Hot Rize). This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Jasper Jones
Jul
30
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

Adapted from the award-winning young adult novel of the same name, Jasper Jones is a moving coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin.

Rosen-Schaffel Competition
Jul
29
for Young & Emerging Artists
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
3:00pm
Classical
Music

The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the eighth 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.

Rosen Sculpture Walk
Jul
28
followed by Awards Reception
Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am
Visual Arts

The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national, juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of this inspiring installation, join competition jurors Daniel T. Beck and Ian Henderson on an educational outdoor tour of the ten selected pieces from this year’s competition. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception. An additional work of sculpture will be installed at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: <em>An Evening with Old Friends</em>
Jul
25
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
8:00pm
Classical
Music

On this final Reflections Series concert, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble will perform some of the most beloved masterworks by Mozart and Beethoven, as well as Brahms’ monumental Piano Quintet in f minor.

Lunch & Learn Series: Forbidden Sounds: The Suppression of Music in Nazi Germany
Jul
25
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Lectures & Workshops
Visual Arts

Presented by Dr. Racelle R Weiman, Holocaust scholar, educator, filmmaker and co-director of Appalachian State University's 2018 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on the Holocaust.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Summer 1993 <em>(Estiu 1993)</em>
Jul
24
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Wunderkinder
Jul
23
Part of the 17th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on the Holocaust
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

Wunderkinder tells a tale of three musically gifted children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship despite their different religions and nationalities. When the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, their families face mortal peril and their world is suddenly turned upside down.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: <em>Where in the World? Part 2</em>
Jul
22
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
8:00pm
Classical
Music

The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series continues with Where in the World? Part 2, featuring two original works by Yousif Sheronick, who is performing as a percussionist. The program also includes works by Aaron Copland, Enzo Rao Camemi, Riad El-Soumbati and Gabriel Fauré.

NC Black Repertory Company: <em>The Legend of Buster Neal</em>
Jul
20
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
Theatre

The Legend of Buster Neal tells the story of four generations of African American men and the challenges faced by each generation within the same family. This powerful drama questions the true definition of manhood and examines the meaning of legacy, friendship and fatherhood.

NC Black Repertory Company: <em>The Legend of Buster Neal</em>
Jul
20
Valborg Theatre
2:00pm
Theatre

The Legend of Buster Neal tells the story of four generations of African American men and the challenges faced by each generation within the same family. This powerful drama questions the true definition of manhood and examines the meaning of legacy, friendship and fatherhood.

Hayes School of Music Faculty Recital: <em>Iconic, Intimate, and Innovative</em>
Jul
18
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
8:00pm
Classical
Music

The Hayes School of Music Faculty presents a program that explores chamber music that ranges in style from the iconic piano wind quintet of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the intimate art songs of Franz Schubert, to the innovative work for clarinet and electronic music of Judith Shatin.  An evening of music that ranges in historical style from the Classical Period to Jazz offers a special treat for every listener.

Lunch & Learn Series: Collaboration and the Creative Process with Noyes Capehart and Peter Petschauer
Jul
18
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Lectures & Workshops
Visual Arts

Writer and collector Peter Petschauer teams up with artist-writer Noyes Capehart for this fun and fascinating glimpse into the process of writing novels and poetry, while exploring the ways in which collaboration can create a stronger and more meaningful artistic outcome.

Weicholz Global Film Series: A Fantastic Woman <em>(Una Mujer Fantastica)</em>
Jul
17
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Viva Cuba
Jul
16
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

Malú and Jorgito are best friends whose close bond is threatened by their parents' differences. When the children learn that Malú's mother is planning to leave Cuba forever, they decide to run away to the other side of the island.

Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Misha Dichter
Jul
15
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
3:00pm
Music
Classical

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of symphonic music featuring pianist Misha Dichter and violinist Eva Wetzel. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Jul
11
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm
Dance

With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s emotional Return to a Strange Land, Fernando Melo’s floor work Dream Play and Cayetano Soto’s playful Huma Rojo.

Lunch & Learn Series: A Walk With the Curator
Jul
11
Mary Anne Redding and Kelsey Wagner
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Lectures & Workshops
Visual Arts

Appalachian State University alumna and Turchin Center Curatorial Assistant Kelsey Wagner will discuss the history of human-elephant relations and the anthropology of conservation across Asia and Africa in relation to her exhibit The Elephantine in the Anthropocene. Turchin Center Curator Mary Anne Redding will provide her curatorial insights into working on this summer’s international biennial, Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand. Immediately following the lecture, Mary Anne and Kelsey will lead participants on a walking tour of the international exhibitions.

Weicholz Global Film Series: In The Fade <em>(Aus dem Nichts)</em>
Jul
10
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Katie’s life falls apart after the death of her Turkish husband and German-born young son in a bomb attack. After a period of mourning, the grieving woman searches for the perpetrators of this senseless killing.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Swallows and Amazons
Jul
9
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

Based on the international best-selling children's classic by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons details the summer vacation adventures of the Walker family in 1930.

Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center
Jul
6
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
6:00pm
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 eight galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: <em>Songs with (and without) Words</em>
Jul
5
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
8:00pm
Classical
Music

The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and its international Reflections Series continues with Songs with (and without) Words, featuring baritone (and Boone native) Taylor Ward. The program includes works by Enescu, Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Barber, Schubert and Dohnányi.

Weicholz Global Film Series: In Between <em>(Bar Bahar)</em>
Jul
3
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Three very different Palestinian women living together in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find the balance between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, duty and freedom.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Amazonia
Jul
2
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

After a small plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble: <em>Where in the World? Part 1</em>
Jul
1
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
8:00pm
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 highly acclaimed chamber musicians for a remarkable concert series. The series opens on July 1, with additional concerts on July 5, 22 and 25.

The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble’s opening concert, Where in the World? Part 1, includes works for strings and piano by Dvořák, Smetana, Rachmaninoff, and Arensky.

Theatre Bus Trip to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: <em>Bright Star</em>
Jun
30
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte
10:30am - 9:00pm
Theatre

An Appalachian Summer Festival is hitting the road and setting its sights for Charlotte! Join us for a matinee performance of the five-time Tony nominated Broadway musical Bright Star.