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"...for an artistic journey that celebrates the human spirit, enriches our lives and broadens our understanding of the world, while also providing great entertainment! A cornerstone of any great university is a strong and thriving visiting artist series featuring performers who take us on a voyage of discovery—broadening our understanding, shaping our perspective and "opening windows" on a changing world. Great performances are available to students, faculty, staff, and community members through the series at a fraction of the ticket prices charged in other locations, making it one of the best deals found anywhere. We look forward to sharing the magic and power of the performing arts with you this season!"

Denise Ringler, Director

Office of Arts and Cultural Programs

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2014-15 Performing Arts Series Schedule (as of 7/24/14)

  • Oct. 7: North Carolina Symphony with the Appalachian Symphony
  • Oct. 23: Los Lobos
  • Nov. 11: LA Theatre Works: "In the Heat of the Night"
  • March 4: Broadway tour of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
  • April 17: Koresh Dance Company
  • Additional events to be announced!

    Tickets

    Tickets for the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series will go on sale August 19, 2014 at 9am..

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    Mission statement

    The Performing Arts Series supports the teaching mission of Appalachian State University by presenting a diverse array of music, dance and theatre events designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding region. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a "window on the world" through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region.

    APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series

    Affordable performances that offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students. Learn more

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    North Carolina Symphony with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
    North Carolina Symphony with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra
    Tue, October 7, 2014 : 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    The North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. They will be joined by the Hayes School of Music Appalachian Symphony Orchestra.

    Los Lobos
    Los Lobos
    Thu, October 23, 2014 : 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    Made famous by their 1987 cover of Ritchie Valens “La Bamba,” Los Lobos now celebrates 40 years of making uniquely iconic tunes comprised of Tex-Mex, folk, country, R&B and classic rock themes.

    LA Theatre Works: John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night
    LA Theatre Works: John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night
    Tue, November 11, 2014 : 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    Playwright and screenwriter Matt Pelfrey sets his riveting stage adaptation of this classic American thriller in the environment of gradual change, rebellion, anger, frustration, and stubborn clinging to old ways of life.

    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
    Wed, March 4, 2015 : 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band.

    Koresh Dance Company
    Koresh Dance Company
    Fri, April 17, 2015 : 8:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

    Koresh Dance Company's interdisciplinary foundation promotes high-speed attack and gestural diversity drawn from Graham technique, Luigi jazz, classical ballet, hip-hop and Israeli folk dance.

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