An Appalachian Summer Festival Brochure (2012)
An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music festival and has developed over the years to become one of the nation's largest regional multi-arts festivals with over 26,000 people in attendance each year. Presented by the Appalachian State University Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, the annual arts celebration is held every July on and around the university campus, and features an eclectic, diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film. For nearly a decade, the festival has been named one of the "Top Twenty Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. In keeping with its status as a university-based arts program, the festival continually seeks to enlighten and educate—a focus reflected in such initiatives as the festival's discounts for children's tickets and community outreach programs, in which young people are exposed to performances, demonstrations and presentations by artists in partnership with area schools.
Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina June 30-July 28, 2012 Music • Dance • Theatre • Visual Arts • Film Corporate & Media Sponsors Ticket Information Generous support from our sponsors helps An Appalachian Summer Festival present a diverse array of artistic programming while keeping ticket prices affordable. We wish to thank the corporate and media sponsors that proudly support An Appalachian Summer Festival. PICK 5 DISCOUNT Purchase any 5 tickets in any combination, and receive a discounted price! FILM FESTIVAL PASS Purchase one or more tickets to each film and save 10% off your purchase! INDIVIDUAL TICKETS For individual festival ticket prices, see specific event pages, visit www.appsummer.org, or call the festival box office at 800-841-ARTS (2787). Ticket discounts do not apply to online purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the festival box office for details. McDonaldâ€™s of Boone GOODNIGHT BROTHERS Outdoor & Travel Outfitters TERRELL & EYLER INSURANCE a subsidiary of Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation Your College, Your Station 24 Dinner and a Show- The Illusion 1 RSYAC 5 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble A day trip to Greensboro’s Triad Stage for a magical evening of theatre! PAGE 9 Reflections Series International: A Schubertiade. JUNE JULY The second season of the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition. PAGE 11 29 Watercolors with Paper Crafting 2 The Hedgehog Workshop begins. PAGE 6 30 An Evening with Bill Cosby Two performances by one of America’s most beloved comedians. PAGE 10 6 Summer Exhibition Celebration A film about love, life and friendships. Figure Drawing Workshop begins. PAGE 6 6 5 1 PAGE 12 4 Fireworks at Westglow Resort PAGE 13 24 PAGE 13 The summer’s biggest art party! 7 Inside Exhibitions What is all this 'Stuff' in the Mayer Gallery? 8 Faculty Showcase Concert Featuring faculty from Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. PAGE 16 PAGE 14 Creedence Clearwater Revisited with special guest Lee Brice Outdoor concert in Kidd Brewer Stadium. PAGE 15 River Clean-Up Workshop begins. PAGE 6 9 Appalachian Energy Summit Keynote address by chief scientist, Amory Lovins. PAGE 17 Painting: Beginners to Van Gogh Workshop begins. PAGE 7 10 2 30 7 7 8 PAGE 8 10 Women on the 6th Floor A film about how life changes for one man after meeting a group of Spanish maids. PAGE 18 11 Lunch & Learn 12 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble 14 Solas 16 My Afternoons with Margueritte Reflections Series International: Divine Inspiration or Intelligent Design? PAGE 20 Belk Distinguished Lecture Lecture, stories and music by featured speaker Clyde Edgerton. PAGE 19 One of the greatest Celtic bands to emerge from America today. PAGE 22 Family Day at the Turchin Center Fun-filled day of arts and crafts for the whole family! PAGE 8 Inside Exhibitions At the Seams: Catherine Altice PAGE 8 A film about a friendship that changes the lives of two very different people. PAGE 24 Kids Art Camp Workshop begins. PAGE 6 NC artist Phoebe Brush presents parts of her documentary, YUCCA MTN TALLY. PAGE 5 Watercolor & Gouache Figure Painting Carolina Ballet Workshop begins. PAGE 7 Theatrical and classical ballet. 13 PAGE 21 15 Eastern Festival Orchestra Pianist Alexander Toradze performs under the baton of Maestro Gerard Schwarz. PAGE 23 15 16 16 19 15 24 14 13 11 18 Lunch & Learn The Artists from Poland: A deeper look into the international exhibit. PAGE 5 19 Shipwrecked A high-seas theatrical adventure! 14 12 12 10 PAGE 25 20 Linda Eder: Songbirds– A Tribute to the Ladies The music of Lena Horn, Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland and more! PAGE 26 21 The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull & Highway 111 Bluegrass by the best of the best! PAGE 27 Colors: A Visual Sensation Workshop begins. PAGE 7 Inside Exhibitions NCAC Fellowship Award Exhibition PAGE 8 20 22 25 22 Eastern Festival Orchestra 25 Chicago & The Doobie Brothers 26 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. PAGE 28 Reflections Series International: The Brahms Piano Quintet. PAGE 31 23 Fellow Traveler Staged reading of a new play. Two of the best classic rock bands come together to perform their greatest hits! PAGE 30 Car Raffle Fundraiser The Well Digger’s Daughter Winning ticket drawn during the Chicago and A film that explores a decision between love and The Doobie Brothers concert. PAGE 35 family honor. PAGE 29 Lunch & Learn Envelope Meets Book From Page to Stage: Developing a New Theatre Workshop begins. PAGE 7 Work with Preston Lane. PAGE 5 Kitchen Sink- Collage & Beyond Workshop begins. PAGE 7 28 23 21 25 27 PAGE 32 28 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk A walking tour with the jury panel. Swiss Family Robinson Family classic movie night PAGE 34 Inside Exhibitions Poland Exhibition PAGE 8 21 27 28 PAGE 33 Celebrate the Arts! This summer, enjoy the mountains of North Carolina’s High Country, where the hills will once again come alive with the sights and sounds of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Known for its diverse mix of world-class music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and film programming, Appalachian State University’s annual arts celebration has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading regional arts festivals. Experience world-renowned artists, as well as the star performers of tomorrow, in a setting that boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere. With great pride, I invite you to visit the beautiful High Country, marvel in the spectacular mountain scenery, and immerse yourself in great arts programming this summer as we launch another extraordinary festival season. Sincerely, Kenneth E. Peacock, Chancellor Chancellor and Mrs. Kenneth E. Peacock backstage with Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen, 2011. Enjoy Fine Arts & Great Food Combine your performance tickets with a sumptuous dining experience for an unforgettable evening! The High Country features some of the best dining available in the Southeast, with casual, sophisticated and fine dining options to suit any palate and budget. Discounts are offered at the following restaurants for festival ticket holders. In Boone CHAR MODERN AMERICAN RESTAURANT MAKOTO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR PEPPER’S THE RED ONION CAFÉ In Blowing Rock ROWLAND’S RESTAURANT AT WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA TIMBERLAKE’S RESTAURANT AT CHETOLA RESORT STORIE STREET GRILLE In Valle Crucis SIMPLICITY AT THE MAST FARM INN TO ORDER FESTIVAL TICKETS, CALL 800-841-ARTS, OR VISIT WWW.APPSUMMER.ORG Festival Vacation Packages WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA 800-562-0807 www.westglow.com A Relais and Chateaux luxury boutique resort and spa, situated on a 42-acre estate. Westglow was named by Travel + Leisure as the No. 2 top destination spa in the world and the best boutique hotel while NewBeauty Spafinder named the resort best for cuisine, romance and hiking. Exquisite accommodations include guest rooms in our elegantly restored Greek Revival mansion. Rowland’s, our acclaimed restaurant, offers award-winning cuisine with unparalleled service in an elegant setting. APPALACHIAN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT www.visitboone.com CHETOLA RESORT & THE BOB TIMBERLAKE INN 800-243-8652 www.chetola.com Customize your mountain vacation by choosing to stay at one of our six hotels in the Boone area including Hampton Inn, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Country Inn and Suites, Best Western, Sleep Inn and the Super 8. All are located minutes from area attractions and festival events. With rustic mountain charm, spacious guest rooms and amenities and a spectacular view of the mountains, you will leave our properties feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Blowing Rock’s premier 87-acre resort features accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn and one to four bedroom condominiums. Come and relax in The Spa at Chetola Resort. Dine at Timberlake’s Restaurant overlooking Chetola Lake. Take pleasure in our indoor pool, fitness center, tennis courts and fitness classes. Enjoy boating and fishing on Chetola Lake. THE MAST FARM INN 828-963-5857 www.themastfarminn.com More than a traditional bed and breakfast or country inn, The Mast Farm Inn is a world renowned historic country inn and restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of Watauga County, North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. “So Much More... The world renowned Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis is nothing short of a handcrafted masterpiece of North Carolina Folk Art.” - Emma Johnson, guest 1 Summer Visual Arts Programming at the Turchin Center Exhibitions, Lectures, Guided Tours, Workshops and more! Photo: Jaime Johnson 2 Photo: Appalachian State University Featured Exhibitions Engage, Discover and Connect Through the Arts! For information about the Summer Exhibition Celebration on July 6, turn to page 14. 21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art from Poland Through December 1 Main Gallery, East Wing The Turchin Center offers international exhibitions as part of the university’s commitment to graduating globally conscious citizens. 21 Sztuka, the center’s 2012 international exhibition, features artists from Poland whose contemporary works span various traditional and non-traditional media. Throughout the summer and the upcoming fall semester, this exhibition and its companion programming will provide numerous opportunities to learn about Eastern Europe and the art of Poland. Community members and visitors, as well as Appalachian’s students, faculty and staff, will find in this exhibition a deeply meaningful and engaging international arts experience! At the Seams: Catherine Altice Through September 1 Community Gallery, East Wing Appalachian alumna and multimedia artist Catherine Altice incorporates painting, drawing, sewing, stitching, fiber art and photography into her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The owner of Tin Roof Gallery and Studio in nearby West Jefferson, she has exhibited her own works throughout the southeast for over 20 years. Catherine Altice Surface Tension, Detail, 2011. Acrylic inks, copper wire on Yupo paper. Image courtesy of the artist. TO ORDER FESTIVAL TICKETS, CALL 800-841-ARTS, OR VISIT WWW.APPSUMMER.ORG 3 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award Exhibition Through July 28 STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go? An Installation by Bryant Holsenbeck Galleries A & B, West Wing Through July 28 This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mayer Gallery, West Wing This exhibition features artwork by 16 of the 18 winners of the 2010-11 North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) Artist Fellowship awards, in the categories of visual arts, craft, film and video. Since 1980, financial support has been provided to over 500 North Carolina artists through the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award program. Mary B. Regan, executive director of the NCAC, explains, “These grants give artists a chance to deepen their work and explore new ground.” The artists receive a $10,000 fellowship to support creative development and the creation of new work. Bob Trotman, Double Portrait of John, 2006. Wood, tempera, wax and steel. Image courtesy of the artist. A project in partnership with the Catherine J. Smith Gallery funded in part by Appalachian's Sustainability Council Competitive Arts Grant. During a weeklong residency during the spring 2012 semester, environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck worked with student and community volunteers to create this installation using recyclable materials. Designed to raise awareness and encourage sustainable practices in communities and daily life, the project is a partnership with the Department of Art’s Catherine J. Smith Gallery. STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go?, 2012. Found and recycled materials. Image courtesy of Appalachian State University 4 Lunch & Learn at the Turchin Center Wednesdays in July Noon, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall Free Event Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the arts with the experts! Each Wednesday in July, these interactive and informative seminars provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge about festival events and exhibitions. Bring a bagged lunch and we’ll provide the bottled water for these fun and informal lunchtime talks. North Carolina Artist Phoebe Brush: A Conversation on Video Works in Progress July 11 NCAC Artist Fellowship Award winner Phoebe Brush presents a segment from her documentary-style film YUCCA MTN TALLY, currently in production and slated for completion in the fall of 2012. The artist will lead a discussion and talkback afterward, offering an opportunity for the audience to preview and provide input on a work in progress. The Artists from Poland July 18 Turchin Center curators offer an insider’s perspective on the process of developing the 21 Sztuka exhibit that began in 2010, including their travels to Poland, discovering the artists, selecting the works of art and designing the exhibition. From Page to Stage: Developing a New Theatre Work featuring Preston Lane July 25 Now in his fifth year as the festival’s artistic partner for theatre programming, playwright and Triad Stage Theatre Company artistic director Preston Lane leads a fascinating discussion about the process, challenges and joys of bringing a play “from page to stage,” and what it means to create compelling new works for theatre audiences. 5 Summer Workshops Explore your inner artist with a summer arts workshop! Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Advanced registration and payment is required. Enrollment is limited so register today! All workshops will be held in the Turchin Center’s Arnold P. Rosen Education Wing, Room 3200 unless otherwise noted. TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.TCVA.ORG OR CALL 828-262-3017. Workshops For Kids River Clean-Up JULY 7 10am –Noon, Ages 6 and up Taught by Elkland Art Center $15 per child Using found materials from the river to create a work of art. Intersecting Experimental Watercolors with Paper Crafting JUNE 29 – 30 10am –4pm Taught by Kathryn Feieraband $100 Donors, $125 Non-Donors Kids Art Camp: Create your own multilayered watercolor paintings with Printmaking, Bookmaking techniques used for small abstract works or collages. & Letterboxing & Painting Process Figure Drawing JULY 16 – 20 JULY 2 – 6 10am –3pm, Ages 8 to 13 Taught by Rosa Dargan-Powers & Kelly Snider $150 Donors, $200 Non-Donors A weeklong art camp that combines two fun workshops into one. 6 Workshops For Older Teens & Adults 9am –2:30pm, Wey Hall, Room 306 Taught by Tim Ford $175 Donors, $200 Non-Donors Draw from life with a series of focused drawing exercises utilizing clothed and nude models. Painting: Beginners to Van Gogh JULY 9 – 10 10am –3pm Taught by Arlene Florence $100 Donors, $125 Non-Donors Using acrylic paints, explore the limitless possibilities of color, texture, brushwork, imagery and composition. Loose & Abstract: Watercolor & Gouache Figure Painting JULY 11 – 13 9am –4pm Taught by Kate Worm $150 Donors, $175 Non-Donors Explore techniques for creating nude figure paintings with watercolor and gouache to paper. COLORS: A Visual Sensation Painting Workshop JULY 21 & 28 10am –4pm Taught by Tunde Afolayan $50 Donors, $120 Non-Donors (per session) Learn or hone your skills with a variety of painting applications using a brush, palette knife and more while exploring the importance of shape and texture. Kitchen Sink– Collage & Beyond JULY 25-27 9am –4pm Taught by Vae Hamilton $150 Donors, $175 Non-Donors Learn new collage techniques, using a variety of media to create collage. Envelope Meets Book JULY 23 – 24 9am –4pm Taught by Sharon Sharp $100 Donors, $125 Non-Donors Using a variety of techniques, create books and envelopes while exploring the relationship between the two. TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.TCVA.ORG OR CALL 828-262-3017. 7 Family Day Inside Exhibitions Saturday, July 14 Saturdays in July 11am-2pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 2pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Free Event Free Event The Turchin Center invites families to a fun-filled day of arts and crafts designed to make the arts fun for children of all ages. Join us for face painting, temporary tattoos, chalk murals, a parade through the galleries led by Elkland Art Center and other fun activities. Drop in for a bit, or stay the whole time and add some art to your family’s summer! Ever visit a museum and wish you could ask, “What was the artist thinking?,” “How did the artist do that?,” “What does this mean?,” or “What is this made of?” Every Saturday in July, you can find out the answers to these questions and more on a 45-minute, guided tour led by a Turchin Center staff member. JULY 7 What is all this ‘Stuff’ in the Mayer Gallery? JULY 14 At the Seams: Catherine Altice JULY 21 The Artists of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition JULY 28 21 Sztuka: International Poland Exhibition 8 An Appalachian Summer Festival once again invites you to travel with us to Greensboro’s Triad Stage for their fully-staged production of The Illusion! Following the performance, attendees will dine at Greensboro’s elegant O. Henry Hotel before heading back up the mountain. Pack a lunch, board a comfortable motor coach and join us for an artful “day-cation”! Seats are limited, so book yours today! Enter the mysterious lair of the sorcerer Alcandre, where Pridamant seeks to learn what has become of the son he banished years ago. In the deepening darkness, the magician conjures three separate moments from the young man’s life; each finds him in a different location and with a different name. As the scenes progress, passions ignite, allegiances shift and the unhoped-for comes to pass until Pridamant discovers the unexpected truth about his son. Take a comic trip into the world of wizardry where romance, wit, action and adventure come alive at every turn. $100 all-inclusive ticket includes round trip bus fare, performance ticket and post-show dinner at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro. Limited seats available; reservation deadline June 18. Call 800-841-2787 to reserve tickets. Bus departs from University Hall at 11am, returning at approximately 9pm. 24 Sunday, June 24 Triad Stage, Greensboro Special Ticket Price: $100 Friday, June 29 Watercolors with Paper Crafting Workshop Begins 10am, Turchin Center PAGE 6 Theatre Getaway to Triad Stage The Illusion–A Comic Fantasy 9 30 Saturday, June 30 TWO PERFORMANCES: 4pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $45, Students: $30, Kids 5 & Under: $15 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $50, Students: $35, Kids 5 & Under: $15 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Stick Boy Bread Company at 4pm, Storie Street Grille at 8pm www.billcosby.com One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best selling books. His comedy has transcended age, gender and cultural barriers and he has received many awards for his accomplishments, including the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to co-star on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s. Above all other projects, Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, which dominated the No. 1 spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious list of accomplishments includes creating and producing the Emmy Award-winning Little Bill, which is based on his bestselling book series. Bill Cosby’s latest book, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was, was released in 2011 and is a New York Times best seller. A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer. An Evening with Bill Cosby 10 PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Mast General Store and Storie Street Grille 1 After successfully debuting the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition in 2011, the festival, in partnership with the university’s Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the competition’s second exciting season, where contestants compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Festival Orchestra during the following season of An Appalachian Summer Festival. Festival founders Arnold and Muriel Rosen believed strongly in providing opportunities for young musicians to develop their talent through education and public performance. This belief, championed now by a new generation of the Rosen family, is a vital part of the festival’s mission and identity. Sunday, July 1 1-5pm, Rosen Concert Hall Free Event In the spring of 2012, contestants submitted recordings of their work and a panel of judges selected eight finalists to compete in a public performance. During this final round, jurors will choose three top prizewinners and the audience will select an Audience Choice Award Winner. Dedicated to the memory of festival founders Arnold and Muriel Rosen, and supported by the Rosens’ daughter, Nancy Schaffel, and her husband Neil, whose vision and generosity have made this annual competition possible. Nancy & Neil Schaffel with the 2011 RSYAC first-prize winner, Ben Robinette. Related Event: Eastern Festival Orchestra, July 15, featuring solo performances by Alexander Toradze, piano and Ben Robinette, saxophone PAGE 7 Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition Final Round of Competition: Public Performance 11 2 Monday, July 2 8pm, Farthing Auditorium $10/$9 (film pass) Inspired by the best-selling novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, this film is a moving story of love, life and the beauty of unexpected friendships. Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, who meets society’s expectations of what a concierge should be– reliable though totally uncultured. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers, with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Meanwhile, several floors up, eleven year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered vacuous future laid out for her, and in an effort to show how absurd her life is, decides to film the people around her. But unknown to them both, a chance acquaintance with their elegant and enigmatic new neighbor, Mr. Ozu, will change their lives forever. Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Unrated; Directed by Mona Achache (2009); 100 minutes This film includes subtitles Figure Drawing Workshop Begins 9am, Wey Hall FILM SERIES SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters PAGE 6 An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema The Hedgehog 12 Gil Morgenstern Harumi Rhodes Daniel Phillips An Appalachian Summer’s second Schubertiade recreates the informal gatherings so popular in 19th century Europe. In our version, the artists gather together on stage to trade instrumental versions of some of Franz Schubert’s most beloved music, culminating in the monumental String Quintet. Also featured will be a poignant work in Schubert’s memory by American composer John Harbison. 5 Thursday, July 5 8pm, Rosen Concert Hall Adults: $18, Students/Children: $10 Wednesday, July 4 SERIES SPONSORED BY: Ole Akahoshi Sophie Shao J.Y. Song McDonald’s of Boone Fireworks at Westglow! Dinner and concert with Nellie McKay For tickets: 828-295-4463 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble A Schubertiade 13 6 Friday, July 6 7-9pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Free Event FOR A LIST OF CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, SEE PAGES 3 & 4. The Turchin Center opens its doors for the Summer Exhibition Celebration on the first Friday of July as part of downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl. Mark your calendars for the biggest summer art party in the High Country, where art lovers can engage, discover and connect through the arts! There is no better place to escape the summer heat than the Turchin Center, which comes alive in July with art and culture from around the world, with the opening of its signature summer exhibit, 21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art from Poland. Enjoy food, live music and a cash bar as you wander through the center’s six galleries– each filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional and international artists. Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Summer Exhibition Celebration 14 Engage, Discover and Connect Through the Arts! 7 Mix legendary rock group Creedence Clearwater Revisited with up-and-coming country superstar Lee Brice, and you get a fresh take on some of country and classic rock's most ground-breaking music that resonates with the young- and the young at heart. The Creedence Clearwater Revisited project was launched in 1995 by members of Creedence Clearwater Revival to perform the bandâ€™s popular hits that have stood the test of time. In 2003, the group released Recollection, a greatest hits compilation album. Today they perform concerts all over the world, with thousands singing along to classics like Susie Q, Proud Mary, Down On The Corner, Fortunate Son and Bad Moon Rising, among others. One of the most promising voices in country music today, Lee Brice is climbing the charts and changing the landscape of country music with hits like Hard to Love, Love Like Crazy and A Woman Like You. Brice has also lent his lyrical genius to artists such as Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks, who recorded More Than a Memory, the first song in Billboard chart history to debut at No. 1. Saturday, July 7 Outdoor Fireworks Concert 7:30pm, Kidd Brewer Stadium General Admission: $35, Kids 5 & under: $5 Blue Ridge Electric Members: $30 (Gates open at 6pm) SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore SPONSORED BY: Inside Exhibitions 2pm, Turchin Center PAGE 8 Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation TO ORDER FESTIVAL TICKETS, CALL 800-841-ARTS, OR VISIT WWW.APPSUMMER.ORG Creedence Clearwater Revisited with special guest Lee Brice 15 8 Sunday, July 8 8pm, Rosen Concert Hall Adults: $18, Students/Children: $10 The performing faculty of the Hayes School of Music, professional musicians as well as accomplished teachers, present a diverse program of solo and chamber music from the strings, woodwinds, brass and jazz repertoire. The concert will feature works by famous composers such as Malcolm Arnold and Béla Bartók, among others. “This concert showcases the eclectic expertise of the Hayes School of Music faculty. The audience will enjoy the wide variety of musical styles and genres presented by these artists who live and change lives in our community.” – Bill Pelto, Dean, Hayes School of Music Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert 16 SERIES SPONSORED BY: McDonald’s of Boone Photo: Appalachian State University Appalachian State University proudly partners with the Rocky Mountain Institute to present a transformational energy summit for all colleges in the University of North Carolina system. Here, thought leaders from across North Carolina will develop a strategic sustainable energy path to benefit students as well as the environment. The public is invited to join the opening event for the summit, at which Amory Lovins, chief scientist for the Rocky Mountain Institute and one of the world's leading authorities on energy, will deliver the keynote address, entitled, â€œImagine a University...â€? 9 Monday, July 9 7pm, Farthing Auditorium Free Event Painting: Beginners to Van Gogh Workshop Begins 10am, Turchin Center PAGE 7 Amory Lovins: Imagine a University... Photo: Appalachian students enjoy the green roof atop Harper Hall. Keynote address for the Appalachian Energy Summit 17 10 Tuesday, July 10 8pm, Farthing Auditorium $10/$9 (film pass) Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Wednesday, July 11 Set in 1960s Paris, this unforgettable film tells the story of a conservative couple’s lives turned upside down by two Spanish maids. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is shaken when they hire María, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up, in the sixth floor servants’ quarters. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone’s lives. Unrated; Directed by Philippe Le Guay (2010); 104 minutes This film includes subtitles. Lunch & Learn, Noon, Turchin Center PAGE 5 Watercolor and Gouache Figure Painting Workshop Begins, 9am, Turchin Center PAGE 7 FILM SERIES SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema The Women on the 6th Floor 18 Acclaimed Southern novelist Clyde Edgerton was raised in the community of Bethesda, near Durham, North Carolina. Edgerton has published ten novels, including Raney and Walking Across Egypt, and a memoir, Solo, My Adventures in the Air. His latest novel, The Night Train, was published in 2011. Three of his books have been made into movies and seven were adapted for the stage. A professor of creative writing in UNC-Wilmingtonâ€™s MFA program, Edgerton has been honored with numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lyndhurst Prize, honorary doctorates from UNC Asheville and St. Andrews Presbyterian College, membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the prestigious North Carolina Award for Literature. During his lecture, he will tell humorous stories and play music associated with his best-selling novels. SPONSORED BY: The Carol Grotnes Belk Library & Information Commons 12 Thursday, July 12 3:30pm, MacRae Peak Room Plemmons Student Union Reception and book signing to follow Free Event Broyhill Chamber Ensemble 8pm, Rosen Concert Hall PAGE 20 Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecturer: Clyde Edgerton 19 12 Thursday, July 12 8pm, Rosen Concert Hall How could Beethoven have written one of his wittiest sonatas for violin and piano just as he was struggling with his growing deafness? Are works by the deeply spiritual Olivier Messiaen and Arvo Pärt “Heaven sent?” And how did Aaron Copland, a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn, find a way to so authentically capture the sounds of the American West? The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble explores the age-old question of where inspiration comes from, but also asks, “Does it matter?” Adults: $18, Students/Children: $10 Belk Distinguished Lecture: Clyde Edgerton 3:30pm, Plemmons Student Union SERIES SPONSORED BY: McDonald’s of Boone PAGE 19 Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Divine Inspiration or Intelligent Design? 20 Gil Morgenstern Rieko Aizawa Launched as a professional dance company in 1997 under the direction of Artistic Director/ CEO Robert Weiss, Carolina Ballet has become one of America’s premier arts organizations. The company has garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged 80 world première ballets, and toured in China and Hungary. Formerly the artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet and principal dancer at New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine, Weiss programs traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. Photo: Chris Walt Photography 13 Friday, July 13 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $25, Students: $15, Kids 5 & under: $10 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Hunan Chinese Restaurant Pre-performance curtain talk with a member of the company begins at 7pm. PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Northern Trust Company Carolina Ballet Black and White Swan and Grieg: Piano Concerto 21 14 Celebrating fifteen years of making music, Solas has become one of the most popular and exciting Celtic bands ever to emerge from America. In a manner befitting their name (meaning “light” in Gaelic), Solas has become a beacon– finding contemporary relevance in timeless tradition. From Woody Guthrie to Springsteen, to traditional jigs and reels, Solas defines the path in the Celtic music world and makes continuous leaps to drive the genre forward. Saturday, July 14 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $25, Students: $15, Kids 5 & Under: $10 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Char Modern American Restaurant TCVA Family Day 11am, Turchin Center PAGE 8 Inside Exhibitions 2pm, Turchin Center PAGE 8 Solas 22 After ten successful albums, Solas’ band leader Seamus Egan was inspired by his family history to create the band’s latest album, Shamrock City, due for release in 2013. Shamrock City tells the story of Butte, MT, a mining town at the turn of the 20th century, as seen through the eyes of Seamus’ great-great uncle, Michael Conway, an Irish immigrant who died at the age of 25. Shamrock City seeks to not only uncover the life and young death of Conway, but to also illuminate life as an immigrant during the Industrial Revolution and create an open dialogue about many of the issues in today’s America. A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer. PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Appalachian Hospitality Management and Boone Area Visitors Bureau In partnership with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. www.gmhg.org Under the baton of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the festival’s Artistic Partner for Symphonic Programming, the renowned Eastern Festival Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 for Piano in C Major, Op. 26 featuring Alexander Toradze and Glazunov’s Concerto for Saxophone in E-flat Major, Op. 109 featuring Ben Robinette. Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalogue of recordings, American conductor Gerard Schwarz serves as Music Director of North Carolina’s Eastern Music Festival and Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony. Universally recognized as a masterful virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition, Alexander Toradze frequently appears with the leading orchestras of North America. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Mr. Toradze graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and he is the Martin Endowed Chair Professor of Piano at Indiana University South Bend. Ben Robinette is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and holds a Master of Music degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is currently pursuing a dual degree in Saxophone Performance and Ethnomusicology at Texas Tech University. PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Northern Trust Company and Well-Spring 15 Sunday, July 15 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $25, Students: $15, Kids 5 & Under: $10 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Casa Rustica Eastern Festival Orchestra Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Alexander Toradze, piano 23 16 Monday, July 16 8pm, Farthing Auditorium $10/$9 (film pass) Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Kids Art Camp Workshop Begins 10am, Turchin Center PAGE 6 An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema My Afternoons with Margueritte 24 This story about a village idiot and an articulate writer that forge an unusual bond after a chance meeting in a local park has captured the hearts of many. Germain is in his fifties and completely illiterate; Margueritte is in her nineties, and shares her passion for writing with anyone who will listen. When lumbering Germain shares a park bench with Margueritte, her reading aloud helps him to connect with his inner intellectual. Little does Germain realize that Margueritte is getting as much out of their relationship as he is; as Germain becomes more literate, Margueritte discovers a unique friendship that she never thought possible. Unrated; Directed by Jean Becker (2010); 82 minutes This film includes subtitles. FILM SERIES SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters Join Louis de Rougement on his amazing adventures of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far weâ€™re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A cooperative venture between Appalachian State Universityâ€™s Department of Theatre and Dance and An Appalachian Summer Festival. 19 Thursday, July 19 8pm, Valborg Theatre General Admission: $10 Wednesday, July 18 Lunch & Learn Noon, Turchin Center PAGE 5 TO ORDER FESTIVAL TICKETS, CALL 800-841-ARTS, OR VISIT WWW.APPSUMMER.ORG Shipwrecked by Donald Margulies, directed by Derek Gagnier 25 20 Friday, July 20 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $25, Students: $15, Kids 5 & Under: $10 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Makoto’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder takes the stage to pay tribute to some of the most iconic women in American music history. Performing the music of Lena Horn, Etta James, Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and others, Eder channels the essence of these great singers while also performing the songs that define her as one of today’s most powerful Broadway and recording artists. Eder’s career took flight in 1987 after her 12-week winning streak on the hit show Star Search. This success led to the release of her first album in 1991, and a leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde, which resulted in a nomination for a Drama Desk Award in 1997. Two decades and 13 albums later, she is one of America’s most popular and acclaimed interpreters of pop standards and theatrical songs, noted for her flawless ability to add her own emotional underscores. Eder performs for sold-out crowds throughout the US and Europe, appearing at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall and Wolftrap. Always touring in good company, Eder collaborates with Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch and Tony-winner Michael Feinstein, among others. Linda Eder Songbirds: A Tribute to the Ladies 26 PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Storie Street Grille A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer. The sons of the legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury, The Travelin’ McCourys are loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful as they continue to push the limits of bluegrass with the air of confidence that comes with 20 years on the bluegrass scene. Playing a unique blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass, the band mixes styles, playing the “way they do it with Dad” and the way the current culture is moving this timeless music form. Photo: Delman At the tender age of 20, Sierra Hull has already been immersed in the music scene for over a decade, writing and creating her own sound with some of the greatest contemporary bluegrass producers in the business. At the age of 11, Hull was invited to the Grand Ole Opry stage by Alison Kraus. While her mandolin playing has always possessed clarity and fleet-fingered precision, her singing has undeniable heartfelt power. Hull’s band Highway 111 includes Jacob Eller (upright bass), Zach Gilmer (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Christian Ward (fiddle). 21 Saturday, July 21 8pm, Farthing Auditorium Adults: $25, Students: $15, Kids 5 & Under: $10 Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants and Stick Boy Bread Company Inside Exhibitions 2pm, Turchin Center PAGE 8 PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer. Mast General Store, The Mast Farm Inn and SkyBest Communications The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull and Highway 111 27 22 An afternoon of classical music for the whole family! The EMF Young Artists Orchestra and the Greensboro Ballet create an unforgettable journey for audiences of all ages! Music and dance tell the story of the young sorcerer’s apprentice and his desire to perform magic just like his mentor. In addition to Paul Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the orchestra will also perform Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and lead children on an “instrument safari” to demystify the many individual pieces that make an orchestra! Sunday, July 22 4pm, Farthing Auditorium PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Northern Trust Company and Well-Spring General Admission: $15, Kids 12 & Under: Free Thomas Hong, conductor Dr. Robert Wells, narrator Pre-concert concessions provided by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants The EMF Young Artists Orchestra with the Greensboro Ballet Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra & The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 28 Pascal and his genial assistant Félipe are middle-aged men leading humble but enjoyable lives digging wells in the French countryside. Pascal hopes to extend his young daughter Patricia’s hand in marriage to Félipe, but Patricia prefers the rakish pilot Jacques. But Jacques is soon called away to war, only to leave Patricia carrying his unborn child, facing day-to-day struggles created by their actions. When she finds that no one believes her story, she realizes the shortcoming of alternative options and turns toward Félipe. Unrated; Directed by Daniel Auteuil (2011); 107 minutes This film includes subtitles. FILM SERIES SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters 23 Monday, July 23 8pm, Farthing Auditorium $10/$9 (film pass) Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Envelope Meets Book Workshop Begins 9am, Turchin Center PAGE 7 An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema The Well Digger’s Daughter 29 25 Wednesday, July 25 Grammy Award-winning Chicago is the highest-charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, selling over 100 million records in a five-decade career with 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five Gold singles. Performing these hits are original band members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walt Parazaider, with Jason Scheff, Tris Imboden, Keith Howland and Lou Pardini. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style that sold an estimated 40 million records over the course of four decades, The Doobie Brothers recently released their first new album in ten years, World Gone Crazy, with a special guest appearance from Willie Nelson. Performing hits from this album, along with their classics, the band includes founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons and 30-plus year veteran John McFee. 7:30pm, Holmes Convocation Center Adults: $52, Students: $37, Kids 5 & Under: $17 Lunch & Learn, Noon, Turchin Center PAGE 5 Kitchen Sink - Collage & Beyond Workshop Begins, 9am, Turchin Center A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer. PAGE 7 Chicago and The Doobie Brothers 30 Goodnight Brothers PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Appalachian Hospitality Management and Goodnight Brothers This final Broyhill Chamber Ensemble concert of the season features the most requested work throughout the history of chamber music at An Appalachian Summer Festival: Brahms’ Piano Quintet. In keeping with Reflections Series International’s goal of illuminating familiar works through context, the program compares and contrasts the sounds and colors of three disparate combinations: a string duo and a piano trio, adding up to the grand finale quintet by Brahms. 26 Thursday, July 26 8pm, Rosen Concert Hall SERIES SPONSORED BY: McDonald’s of Boone Gil Morgenstern Harumi Rhodes Kathryn Lockwood Adults: $18, Students/Children: $10 Sophie Shao Melvin Chen Broyhill Chamber Ensemble The Brahms Piano Quintet: A Sublime Marriage of Piano and Strings 31 27 Friday, July 27 8pm, Valborg Theatre General Admission: $10 Staged reading of a new play by Dr. Peter Petschauer Directed by Preston Lane A cooperative venture between Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and An Appalachian Summer Festival Related event: Lunch & Learn with Preston Lane July 18, Noon, Turchin Center PAGE 5 Fellow Traveler 32 Hardly a son enjoys discovering the reality of his father’s association with a criminal organization; better to leave that alone. But some pasts will not leave us alone. In this new work, historian and playwright Dr. Peter Petschauer confronts the chilling reality of his father’s stint in the SS. The fast-paced dialogue exposes the mindset of a young intellectual and how he moved from enthusiasm for a cause to the undeniable recognition of its folly and brutality. In a rare opportunity for audience members to be a part of the play development process, the audience is invited to participate in a talk-back session with the playwright, director and cast following the performance. Meet the Playwright Friday, July 6 2pm, Broyhill Events Center Appalachian Lifelong Learning Event Members: Free; Non-members: $10 Join Dr. Peter Petschauer, Emeritus Professor with Appalachian’s Department of History, as he discusses the experience of writing Fellow Traveler and the context underlying the play. Young Peter with his father, Dr. Erich Petschauer, 1942. The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national, juried competition featuring contemporary sculpture by artists from across the United States. The works of this year’s finalists are situated in outdoor, public spaces on Appalachian’s campus, where students, faculty, staff and the greater community enjoy them throughout the year. While private and self-guided tours are available yearround, the highlight of the year is the popular annual sculpture walk led by the competition’s jurors, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of contemporary sculpture. The walk concludes with a reception, at which the artists are featured guests and the competition winners are announced. 28 Saturday, July 28 Sculpture Walk with jury panel and award reception 10am-Noon, Catherine J. Smith Gallery in Farthing Auditorium Free Event Made possible in part by the generous support of Martin and Doris Rosen Film: Swiss Family Robinson 7pm, Farthing Auditorium PAGE 34 26th Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk 33 28 Saturday, July 28 7pm, Farthing Auditorium Free Event Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk 10am, Farthing Auditorium PAGE 33 Inside Exhibitions 2pm, Turchin Center Revisit childhood memories with this classic adventure film that tells the tale of the Robinson family learning to work together and adapt to a new way of life after being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and creativity, they skillfully discover how to survive living in a tree house while fending off native pirates. Dress the kids in their jammies and join us for an evening of adventure, laughs and family fun at the movies! Rated G; Directed by Directed by Ken Annakin (1960); 126 minutes PAGE 8 Family Classic Movie Night! Swiss Family Robinson 34 TO ORDER FESTIVAL TICKETS, CALL 800-841-ARTS, OR VISIT WWW.APPSUMMER.ORG The 2012 Ford Focus SE 5-Door combines high performance and energy efficiency, with an all-new design, more fuel-efficient powertrain and improved handling, along with a host of new technology features. The 2012 Focus is estimated to return 40 mpg on the highway. Inspired by the university’s “black and gold” spirit, this beautiful new car features a black exterior with a tan interior. Tickets may be purchased by calling the festival box office at 828.262.4046 or 800.841.2787. The festival thanks Alfred and Josette Glover, owners of Boone Ford-Lincoln, for a generous donation that has made possible this important fundraiser in support of the festival’s 2012 season. Net raffle proceeds to benefit An Appalachian Summer Festival. Raffle winnings are reportable to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as gambling winnings. The winner is required to provide a completed Form W-9 and pay 28% of the car’s fair market value to Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc. per the IRS withholding requirements. The 28% withholding (estimated at $4,500) will be remitted to the Internal Revenue Service and IRS Form W-2G will be issued by January 31, 2013. The winner is also responsible for vehicle tag, title, insurance, and any North Carolina state income tax reporting requirements. Drawing to be held during the concert by Chicago & The Doobie Brothers on Wednesday, July 25 7:30pm, Holmes Convocation Center $100 per ticket only 350 to be sold! Winner need not be present to win. Car Raffle to Benefit An Appalachian Summer Festival 2012: NEW 2012 Ford Focus! 35 Support An Appalachian Summer Festival! Call 828-262-6084 or visit www.appsummer.org An Appalachian Summer Festival PO Box 32057, 733 Rivers Street Boone, NC 28608 800-841-ARTS or 828-262-4046 www.appsummer.org 20,000 copies of this document were printed at a cost of $16,291, or approximately 51 cents each. Appalachian State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or sexual orientation. Appalachian also actively promotes diversity among students and employees.