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

Additional tickets have just been released for sale!

$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.