Cosby to open App Summer

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Article Published: Apr. 3, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 5, 2012
Cosby to open App Summer

Renowned comedian and actor Bill Cosby will open this year's An Appalachian Summer Festival on June 30. Tickets go on sale April 11.

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Appalachian State University’s annual summer arts attraction, An Appalachian Summer Festival, announces the 28th season to take place June 30 to July 28.

The 2012 schedule presents a diverse and unique mixture of music, dance, theater, visual arts and film events and attracts more than 27,000 visitors to the High Country each summer.

Tickets for festival events range in price and go on sale online and at the Farthing Auditorium box office on Wednesday, April 11. For more information, visit http://www.appsummer.org or call the box office at (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046.



Schedule

June 30 – An Evening with Bill Cosby; Farthing Auditorium, 4 & 8 p.m.
July 1 – Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition; Rosen Concert Hall, 1-5 p.m.
July 2 – Film: “The Hedgehog”; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 5 – Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 6 – TCVA Summer Exhibition Celebration; TCVA, 7-9 p.m.
July 7 – Outdoor Concert: Creedence Clearwater Revisited with Lee Brice; Kidd Brewer Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
July 8 – Hayes School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert; Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 10 – Film: “Women on the 6th Floor”; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 11 – Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon
July 12 – Belk Distinguished Lecture with Clyde Edgerton; Plemmons Student Union, 3:30 p.m.
July 12 – Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 13 – Carolina Ballet; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 14 – Turchin Center Family Day; TCVA, 11 a.m.–2 p.m,
July 14 – Solas; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 15 – Eastern Festival Orchestra with Alexander Toradze, piano; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 16 – Film: “My Afternoons with Margueritte”; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 18 – Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon
July 19 – Department of Theatre & Dance: “Shipwrecked”; Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 20 – Linda Eder: Songbirds- A Tribute to the Ladies; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 21 – The Travelin’ McCourys with Sierra Hull & Highway 111; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 22 – Eastern Festival Orchestra: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”; Farthing Auditorium, 4 p.m.
July 23 – Film: “The Well Digger’s Daughter”; Farthing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
July 25 – Lunch & Learn; Turchin Center Lecture Hall, Noon
July 25 – Chicago and The Doobie Brothers; Holmes Convocation Center, 7:30 p.m.
July 26 – Broyhill Chamber Ensemble; Rosen Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
July 27 – Department of Theatre & Dance: “Fellow Traveler”; Valborg Theatre, 8 p.m.
July 28 – 26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk; Farthing Auditorium, 10 a.m.
July 28 – Family Classic Movie Night: “Swiss Family Robinson”; Farthing Auditorium, 7 p.m.



Additional Festival Events

The festival is packing up the bus once again and headed down to Greensboro for a pre-festival event, featuring Triad Stage’s performance of “The Illusion” on Sunday, June 24. The bus departs from Boone at 11 a.m. For more information on “The Illusion,” visit http://triadstage.org/mainstage/illusion/index.php.



Visual Arts Workshops

Throughout the month of the July, An Appalachian Summer Festival in partnership with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will offer various workshops for children, older teens and adults. For a list of upcoming children’s workshops, visit http://tcva.org/calendar/mega/704. More information on adult workshops is to come.



Tickets

Tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances go on sale Wednesday, April 11, at 9 a.m. Prices range from $5 to $50 depending on the event. Most visual arts and educational events are free of charge.

The festival’s popular “Pick 5” pass discounts tickets purchased in multiples of five, and the film pass offers a 10-percent discount when a ticket for all films is purchased. No discounts are available online. For discounted tickets, call or visit the box office. There will be no refunds.

For tickets and information, call (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or visit http://www.appsummer.org.



About An Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival is presented annually in July by the university’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. Started as a small chamber music series founded by festival patrons Arnold and Muriel Rosen, the festival is now one of the nation’s most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals.

While many of its artists are world-renowned, this distinctive arts celebration also prides itself on presenting new works from emerging artists whose names may not be instantly recognizable, but who many festival fans claim have created some of their most memorable moments.

True to a university-based arts festival, educational opportunities, including lectures and chances to meet artists, artistic directors, competition jurors and other experts, have always been an important component of festival programming.


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