Past Events

2022

Summer Exhibition Celebration

Jessie and Katey, "Transit Candy" Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center for the Visual arts and engage, discover and connect through the arts! The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity […]

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,SkyBest Communications, Inc., […]

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State Farm Road Concert Lot, 235 Dale St.
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Maeve Gilchrist featuring Aizuri Quartet & Kyle Sanna: The Harpweaver

photo credit: Shervin Lainez A Broyhill Chamber Series EventSponsored by McDonald's of Boone Maeve Gilchrist (harp, vocals)Kyle Sanna (guitar) Aizuri QuartetEmma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, ViolinsAyane Kozasa, ViolaKaren Ouzounian, Cello […]

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The Turchin Center’s Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Jody Servon, Pandemic LintThe Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and […]

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Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

photo credit: Love ImageryWhose Line Is It Anyway? meets The Tony Awards. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all […]

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Playground (Un monde)

photo: ImagePresseHelene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsPlayground (Un monde) In French with English subtitlesBelgium, not rated, directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, drama, 72 min In this debut feature […]

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36th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

36th Rosen Sculpture Finalists A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin […]

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esperanza spalding in Concert

photo by Samuel Prather A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,SkyBest Communications, Inc., […]

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Eastern Festival Orchestra with Santiago Rodriguez, piano

photo credit: Ben Van HoutenGERARD SCHWARZ, conductorAlan Benaroya, Music Director ChairSANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, piano Umoja for Orchestra                                       Valerie Coleman Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16                 Edvard Grieg     Allegro molto […]

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Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players: Together at the Table

A Broyhill Chamber Series EventSponsored by McDonald's of Boone The Hayes School of Music Faculty Chamber Players invite you to a feast of music to share tastes of cuisine, tradition […]

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Belfast

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsBelfast In English with English subtitlesUnited Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes Director Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical film chronicles the […]

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Meet the Film Curator: Featuring Dale Pollock, curator for the 2022 Weicholz Global Film Series

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dale Pollock is a […]

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Renée Elise Goldsberry

photo by Robert Cummerow A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,SkyBest Communications, Inc., […]

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Imani Winds

photo credit: Shervin LainezA Broyhill Chamber Series EventSponsored by McDonald's of Boone Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the twice Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and […]

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When Pomegranates Howl

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsWhen Pomegranates Howl In Pashto/Farsi with English subtitles Australia/Afghanistan/The Netherlands, Iran, not rated, directed by Granaz Moussavi, 2021, drama, 83 minutes Nine-year-old Hewad […]

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Boone 150: A Celebration of Boone’s History

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Film Screening: […]

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour

A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists

The festival proudly presents the 11th annual Rosen-Schaffel Concerto Competition for Young & Emerging Artists, known for the pivotal role it has played in launching the careers of some of […]

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Rolston String Quartet

photo credit: Ben GibbsA Broyhill Chamber Series EventSponsored by McDonald's of Boone Rolston String Quartet:Luri Lee, violinJason Issokson, violinHezekiah Leung, violaPeter Eom, cello With their debut album Souvenirs, an all-Tchaikovsky release that […]

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Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,SkyBest Communications, Inc., […]

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A Central Visual Heritage of the Holocaust: The Wehrmacht and Anti-Jews Propaganda with Dr. Daniel Uziel

PK camera team shooting in an unknown ghetto, c. 1941 (Image courtesy of Yad Vashem)​The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming  that offers a behind-the-scenes view […]

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On the Water (Vee peal)

Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presentsOn the Water (Vee peal) In Estonian with English subtitlesEstonia, not rated, directed by Peeter Simms, 2020, comedy-drama, 106 minutes On the Water […]

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MOMIX: Alice

MOMIX’s internationally acclaimed dancer-illusionists conjure the magical world of the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts in this stunning reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s novel. Journey down the […]

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2021

Summer Exhibition Celebration 2021

Turchin Center for the Visual ArtsCelebrate summer and the opening of new exhibitions at the Turchin Center for the Visual arts – explore, discover and connect through the arts! This […]

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Paula Poundstone

TWO IN-PERSON SHOWS! 5PM & 8PM (+ LIVESTREAM for 8PM) PAULA POUNDSTONE A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort & Spa, made possible through the generosity of […]

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Emerson String Quartet

THE BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presentsEMERSON STRING QUARTET  Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted supporter of An […]

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Schaefer Center, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nikyla Boxley and Mariah Guillmette Weicholz Global Film Series presentsQuo Vadis, Aida?   In Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian, Dutch and English with English subtitlesBosnia/Herzegovina, Not Rated, Directed by Jasmine Zbanic (2020), 103 […]

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Parsons Dance

photos by Lois Greenfield TWO IN-PERSON SHOWS! 4PM & 8PM (matinee features special children's price) PARSONS DANCE Generous support has been provided by Barbara and Larry Freiman. Known for their […]

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Connecting with Place: Cyanotype Workshop for Educators

Photo: Shauna Caldwell, Poke, Yarrow and Violet. Background: Goldenrod and witch hazel. All images are cyanotypes.This workshop is for K-12 Educators Workshop participants will learn about historic and contemporary uses of the […]

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35th Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

Rosen Sculpture Finalists (clockwise from top left): Joan Benefiel, Wayne Vaughn, Matt Amante, Rudy Rudisill,  Charles Pilkey, Glenn Zwegardt, Gretchen Lotz, David Boyajian, Hanna Jubran and Tom Scicluna. A legacy […]

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort & Spa, made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship […]

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Canadian Brass

BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presentsCANADIAN BRASS Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted supporter of An Appalachian Summer […]

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Where are the birds? Retracing Audubon: Artwork by Krista Elrick

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interesting and informative virtual programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Where […]

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Meet the Artists of “Freedom Summer”

Jackie Alexander, NC Black Repertory Company Artistic DirectorMEET THE ARTISTS OF FREEDOM SUMMER In advance of NC Black Repertory Company's production of Freedom Summer, streaming on Thursday, July 15 as […]

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The Road to Mandalay

Weicholz Global Film Series presentsThe Road to Mandalay In Burmese with English subtitlesMyanmar/Thailand, Not Rated, Directed by Midi Z (2016), 108 minStarring: Kai Ko (Guo), Ke-Xi Wu (Lianqing) Two young […]

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NC Black Repertory Company presents Freedom Summer

Mariah Guillmette and Nikyla BoxleyNORTH CAROLINA BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY presentsFREEDOM SUMMER Written by Cynthia Grace RobinsonDirected by Jackie Alexander Freedom Summer tells the story of two sisters — Nora, who […]

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Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber

THE BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presentsTESSA LARK AND MICHAEL THURBER Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted supporter […]

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Schaefer Center, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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Leslie Odom, Jr.

photo by Jimmy FontaineFESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT:LESLIE ODOM, JR. CONCERT CANCELLED We regret to inform you that, due to an unforeseen conflict with his touring schedule, Leslie Odom, Jr. will be unable […]

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Brian Stokes Mitchell & Megan Hilty

All necessary weather updates pertaining to this event will be posted on the AppSummer.org homepage.BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL & MEGAN HILTY A Schaefer Popular Series Event Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort […]

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Dulatown: Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interesting and informative virtual programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dulatown, […]

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Tesla Quartet

photos by Dario AcostaTHE BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presentsTESLA QUARTET Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted supporter […]

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Transit

Weicholz Global Film Series presentsTransit In Hebrew, Filipino, Tagalog, and English with English subtitlesPhillipines/Israel, Not Rated, Directed by Hannah Espia (2014), 103 minStarring: Irma Adlawan (Janet), Ping Medina (Moises), Mercedes […]

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Testimony – Indonesian Lullaby: Surviving the Shoah in the Netherlands, Dr. Alfred Münzer

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interesting and informative virtual programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Dr. […]

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Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

Due to Covid safety protocol, the Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! concert is canceled.  All ticket purchases will be refunded. The Box Office will contact all ticket […]

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Rosen-Schaffel Competition: 10th Anniversary Celebration

ROSEN-SCHAFFEL COMPETITION: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION featuring Andrew René and Morgan Short This event is dedicated to the memory of An Appalachian Summer Festival's longtime friend, generous supporter and competition benefactor […]

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Ruminations: Cheryl Prisco — From Studio to Gallery

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interesting and informative virtual programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance. Rumination (noun) […]

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Complicity

Weicholz Global Film Series presentsComplicity   In Japanese and Mandarin with English subtitlesJapan/China, Not Rated, Directed by Kei Chikaura (2018), 116 minStarring: Yulai Lu (Liu Wei/Chen Liang), Tatsuya Fuji (Otousan, […]

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An Evening with Sarah Jones

photo by Kenneth Goldberg Festival Announcement: An Evening with Sarah Jones Rescheduled for October 7 Due to an unforeseen conflict with her filming schedule, Sarah Jones is rescheduling her July […]

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Julian Gargiulo: Pianist with the Hair

THE BROYHILL CHAMBER SERIES presentsJULIAN GARGIULO: PIANIST WITH THE HAIR Sponsored by McDonald’s of Boone This year’s series is dedicated to the memory of Larry Freiman, a generous and devoted […]

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Ranky Tanky

photos by Peter Frank Edwards RANKY TANKY The Band Kevin Hamilton – bass Quiana Parler – vocalist Clay Ross – guitar, vocals Charlton Singleton - trumpet, vocals Quentin Baxter - […]

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2020

Welcome to App Summer Online 2020!

Join us for a special message by Festival Advisory Board chair Kent Tarbutton and vice-chair Jenny Miller welcoming our online audience to the 2020 season! Denise Ringler, Director of Arts […]

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A Walk with the Curator

Join Turchin Center Curator and Creative Director Mary Anne Redding for a fascinating walking tour through the six Turchin Center galleries, highlighting four new exhibitions! The exhibitions feature a blend […]

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A Musical Salon on a Summer’s Evening 

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Join us for a fascinating selection of live music perfectly suited for a summer evening, […]

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All-Star Orchestra: “The New World and Its Music”

This special 4th of July holiday programming features a special introduction to the App Summer audience by conductor Gerard Schwarz, who will appear with the Eastern Festival Orchestra as part […]

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Tesla Quartet

This special preview performance and message from the quartet to the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the Tesla Quartet’s planned appearance as part of An Appalachian Summer […]

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Raising the Curtain: An Inside Look at the Schaefer Center

Festival audiences often voice their curiosity about how App Summer comes together each season. Join the festival staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Schaefer Center (including a […]

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“The Charmer”

Esmail is a darkly handsome Iranian immigrant to Denmark who is on the verge of being thrown out of the country unless he can find a Danish woman willing to […]

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Visual Arts Exhibition and ARTtalk: “UnEqual Scenes” with Johnny Miller

Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in Gallery B and a pre-recorded talkback with the artist. Johnny Miller is a photographer, activist, and multimedia storyteller based in Cape Town, […]

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Songs for Summer: Melodic Repertoire from Instrumental and Vocal Literature

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Settle in for a serenade of melodic repertoire of instrumental and vocal literature performed by […]

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Shana Tucker: An Evening of ChamberSoul

With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Shana's melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as a jazz talent "...whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible...” Shana’s style and sound as been described as a blend of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers. To learn more about Shana Tucker:

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Parsons Dance: ‘Caught’ at Home

Enjoy this select program featuring archival gems, glimpses of the dancers at home, and sneak peeks of the world premieres that were scheduled for The Joyce this spring; featuring a […]

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Canadian Brass

This special preview performance and message to the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by the Canadian Brass as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s […]

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On These Walls: An Inside Look at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Join us for a fun and informative journey through the Turchin Center, featuring areas of the building that aren’t generally open to the public and informal chats with the staff as they engage in preparations for the exhibition, education and outreach programming that defines the center’s mission.

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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Set in 18th-century France on a small island off the coast of Brittany, Portrait of a Lady on Fire brings together two women from very different backgrounds. Marianne is a […]

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Visual Arts Exhibition: “Matrilinear” with Elizabeth M. Claffey

Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in Gallery A. Matrilinear is an ongoing series that addresses embodied memory and its relationship to personal, familial, and cultural identity. Family folklore and […]

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Kraut Creek Ramblers and Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, with an introduction by Mark Freed, Adjunct Instructor of Appalachian Music at App State. Tune […]

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“My Life in the Theatre:” NC Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander

Featuring moderator Ray Miller, Professor of Dance Studies and Theatre Arts, Appalachian State University Sit down for an informal and compelling chat with Winston-Salem-based North Carolina Black Repertory Company Artistic […]

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Introducing Sarah Jones and friends* (who live in her head)… 

This preview made specially for the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by Sarah Jones as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. Called […]

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Pianist with the Hair: Live from Paris or Somewhere in Europe

This special Facebook Live performance is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by Julian Gargiulo as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. Where in the world is […]

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#TCVAatHome: Student Artist Feature, Brooke Drury

Appalachian State University Students are the heart of the Turchin Center. A team of outstanding student staff assist with gallery installations, education, safety and visitor services. This behind-the-scenes video features […]

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“Corpus Christi”

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is […]

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Visual Arts Exhibition: “Afterimage Anxiety” with Joshua Rose

Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery. Joshua Rose considers this series of work his autobiography, calling it “my studio landscape, a collection of old roads […]

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Across Seasons and Cultures: “Rite of Spring”

Live streamed from Rosen Concert Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University. Streamed via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. (The button below will direct you to our YouTube channel. To […]

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National Players presents “As You Like It”

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented National Players from traveling the U.S. and completing Tour 71, that didn’t stop America’s longest-running theatre company from bringing theatre to their fans. Through this […]

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Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror: Virtual Tour

Experience the 34th anniversary of this inspiring installation through a virtual lens. The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual national juried competition presented by the Turchin Center for […]

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Emerson String Quartet

This special preview and Q&A with the chamber ensemble is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by the Emerson String Quartet as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 […]

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#TCVAatHome: Student Artist Feature, Hannah Hagler

Appalachian State University Students are the heart of the Turchin Center. A team of outstanding student staff assist with gallery installations, education, safety and visitor services. This behind-the-scenes video features […]

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“Honeyland”

Honeyland is a unique documentary film that follows the life and labors of Hatidze Muratova, a Macedonian beekeeper of Turkish descent who lives in the abandoned village of Bekirlija in […]

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Visual Arts Exhibition: “Rain and the River” with Jacklyn St. Aubyn

July 10, 2020-February 6, 2021, Community Gallery
At the heart of Jacklyn St. Aubyn’s teaching and studio work lies a desire to illuminate life through the process of seeing. According to the artist, “The moment I put brush to panel, a transformation takes place. The colors and shapes create a tactile song filled with rhythms and melodies.

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“What the World Needs Now”: An Evening of Love Songs with Todd Wright & Friends

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Streamed via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. (The button below will direct you to our YouTube […]

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Greetings from Wilkesboro with The Kruger Brothers

Facebook Live performance direct from The Kruger Brothers' famed studio in Wilkesboro, NC.

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An Appalachian Summer Festival 2021 Season Announcement

Tune in for a sneak peek at the lineup for An Appalachian Summer Festival 2021!

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