AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

2017 SCHEDULE
Photo by Appalachian State University.

2017 SCHEDULE

Upcoming Events

Young People’s Global Film Series: My Lucky Elephant
Jun
27
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink
Film

A young orphaned boy and a baby elephant end up together in an adventure that takes them from an exotic jungle to a bustling city.

Weicholz Global Film Series: The Innocents
Jun
28
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

In Warsaw, December 1945, French Red Cross doctor Mathilde enters a convent’s fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Mother Superior. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
Jun
30
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall
8:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 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 &#38; Learn Lecture Series: <em>Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy &#38; Bob Ray</em>
Jul
5
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts
Lectures & Workshops

Circles of Influence highlights Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray, artists who have been living and working together for over twenty-five years, sharing a deeply rewarding intimate, creative and artistic bond. Their two-person exhibition in the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery brings together their artwork for only the second time. The artists will share the influence they have on one another and their mutual love of rich texture and layered patterns.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Worlds Apart
Jul
5
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

Set in modern day Greece, Worlds Apart follows the characters’ difficult path to love and the complications in the world around them.

Summertime in the Mountains
Jul
7
Aug
2
Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Free Event
Visual Arts

Throughout the course of An Appalachian Summer Festival, we invite the public to enjoy work by several talented artists from our local community. Featuring works by Pam Ayoub (quilting), Vickie Beaver (painting), Alex Hallmark (sculpture/bronzes), Jane Meyers (original jewelry), Camille Reed (painting) and Alice Roess (ink drawing).

Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center
Jul
7
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.

Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori
Jul
9
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
4:00pm
$35 Adult, $31.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $25 Student/Child
Music
Classical

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of memorable symphonic music featuring internationally renowned violinist Midori, and Hunter Bockes, first-prize winner of the 2016 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists

Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote Speakers: Gina McCarthy and Majora Carter
Jul
10
11
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:30pm
Free Event
Lectures & Workshops

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy and Peabody Award winning radio broadcaster Majora Carter will serve as the keynote speakers for the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, an annual gathering of progressive energy thought-leaders and innovators from 17 public institutions and seven private colleges and universities.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Virginia’s Run
Jul
11
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink
Film

This touching tale is of friendship between a young girl devastated by the loss of her mother, and the young colt who gives her hope when all seems lost.

Lunch &#38; Learn Lecture Series: <em>Jackie Alexander, NC Black Repertory Company</em>
Jul
12
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Theatre
Lectures & Workshops

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC) presents The National Black Theatre Festival every odd-numbered year, hosting over 120 performances and attracting over 65,000 visitors to Winston-Salem. In this presentation, NCBRC Artistic Director Jackie Alexander will lead a discussion about the festival and its production of Maid’s Door.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Rams
Jul
12
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. As disease spreads among the sheep-stock, the brothers must come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

The National Black Theatre Festival Presents: <em>Maid's Door</em>
Jul
13
Produced by The North Carolina Black Repertory Company
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 Student/Child
Theatre

A family is pushed to the breaking point as they struggle to save their beloved matriarch from being robbed of a glorious present by ghosts from her past.

The National Black Theatre Festival Presents: <em>Maid's Door</em>
Jul
14
Produced by The North Carolina Black Repertory Company
Valborg Theatre
8:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 Student/Child
Theatre

A family is pushed to the breaking point as they struggle to save their beloved matriarch from being robbed of a glorious present by ghosts from her past.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
Jul
16
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall
4:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 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.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Duma
Jul
18
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink
Film

In this tale of growing up and letting go, an orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend of a young boy and his family living in rural South Africa.

Lunch &#38; Learn Lecture Series: <em>Mary Anne Redding</em>
Jul
19
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts
Lectures & Workshops

Turchin Center Curator and Assistant Director Mary Anne Redding will provide an overview and curator’s perspective on the center’s featured summer exhibitions. Mary Anne will lead participants on a walking tour of the exhibitions with a Q&A in each of the gallery spaces.

Weicholz Global Film Series: I, Daniel Blake
Jul
19
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, I, Daniel Blake is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make and a much-needed reminder of the power of empathy.

MOMIX: &#34;Opus Cactus&#34;
Jul
21
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm
$35 Adult, $31.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $25 Student/Child
Dance

“Opus Cactus” takes audiences on a visual and sensory journey through the natural wonders of the American Southwestern desert, bringing the landscape to life with dynamic images of cacti, slithering lizards and fire dancers.

Rosen Sculpture Walk
Jul
22
followed by Awards Reception
Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am
Free Event
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 31st anniversary of this inspiring installation, join competition juror Gregory Elliott 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
Jul
23
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall
4:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 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.

Young People’s Global Film Series: Secrets of War
Jul
25
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink
Film

Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years.

Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
Jul
25
in association with Reflections Series International
Rosen Concert Hall
8:00pm
$25 Adult, $22.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off), $15 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 &#38; Learn Lecture Series: <em>Maryrose Carroll</em>
Jul
26
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts
Lectures & Workshops

For nearly 30 years, Maryrose Carroll has been a central figure in the world of contemporary sculpture. In this lecture-demonstration, Maryrose will examine the Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition and its influence on sculpture in North Carolina.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Glory
Jul
26
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

Railroad worker Tsanko Petrov’s humble reality collides with a bureaucratic and media obsessed professional world, as he desperately struggles to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

Charlotte Ballet
Jul
29
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm
$35 Adult, $25 Student/Child, $31.50 Pick 5 Discount (10% off)
Dance

Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe. Enjoy two duets spanning from classical to contemporary and two moving masterworks.

Rosen-Schaffel Competition
Jul
30
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.”

Young People’s Global Film Series: Theeb
Aug
1
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
General Admission: $5 includes movie ticket, snack and drink
Film

Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Theeb finds himself trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders.

Lunch &#38; Learn Lecture Series: <em>Suzi Mills: Connecting Students, Community & Visiting Artists through Cultural Music Pedagogy</em>
Aug
2
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Music
Lectures & Workshops

Susan W. Mills is Professor and Director of Music Education in the Hayes School of Music. Her teaching focuses on development of accessible music education that is relevant, balanced, and inclusive of both classical and folk music traditions.

Weicholz Global Film Series: Tanna
Aug
2
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
General Admission: $10
Film

Set in the South Pacific, Tanna is a tale of young lovers who must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre: &ldquo;Legally Blonde&rdquo;
Aug
3
Lees-McRae, Banner Elk
12:30pm
$80 includes round trip busfare, theatre ticket and dinner
Theatre

An Appalachian Summer Festival is hitting the road and setting its sights for Banner Elk! Join us for a matinee performance of Lees-McRae Summer Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde.

View the 2016 Schedule