N.C. Symphony performs Nov. 11 at ASU
Appalachian State University's 2010-11 Performing Arts Series presents an evening of great classical masterworks with the North Carolina Symphony.
The performance, titled "From Brahms to Bach - and Back Again" will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. at Farthing Auditorium.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and Appalachian's faculty and staff and $10 for Appalachian's students and students 18 and under.
In honor of Veteran's Day, a special one-time discounted price of $10 will be given to all veterans who provide proper identification upon ticket purchase. For tickets or information, call the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at (800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046, or visit http://www.pas.appstate.edu.
About the Performance
The Nov. 11 performance will be under the direction of music director Grant Llewellyn, and will feature classic works such as Brahms's "Variations on a Theme by Haydn," a timeless sample of the Brahms style-the "Third Symphony" and an influential rarity by Haydn and Bach's "Concerto for Violin and Oboe," which will feature two soloists, Melanie Wilsden, oboe, and Dovid Friedlander, violin.
About the N.C. Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony holds 175 performances annually in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings.
Under the artistic leadership of music director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects.
The symphony has released seven recordings and have had some of the top soloists in the world perform with them, including Yo-Yo Ma, Leila Josefowicz, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang and Lynn Harrell. The orchestra has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
Devoted to bringing music to the entire state of North Carolina, the symphony holds an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. Approximately 40 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools' music education curriculum.
Operation Christmas Child at the Symphony
Appalachian State University's student organization, Son's Light Ministries, will be sponsoring Operation Christmas Child at the Nov. 11 performance. Audience members are encouraged to bring a shoe box gift filled with toys and necessities for a little boy or girl in need to Farthing Auditorium on or before the North Carolina Symphony performance. For more information on Operation Christmas Child and how to pack a shoe box gift, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/.
Why the Performing Arts Series?
The 2010-11 Performing Arts Series is a presentation of Appalachian State University's Office of Arts and Cultural Programs. The mission of the series is to support 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 Appalachian State University's campus community and the surrounding region.
Upcoming Events and Ticket Information
Appalachian's Performing Arts Series continues on Jan. 22, 2011 with LA Theatre Works: The Real Dr. Strangelove: Edward Teller and the Battle for the H-Bomb, Bale Folclorico da Bahia (Feb. 15, 2011), Russian National Ballet: Romeo & Juliet and Chopiniana (March 2, 2011) and Acoustic Africa: Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi and Afel Bocoum (Aril 8, 2011). For tickets or information, call the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at (800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046, or visit http://www.pas.appstate.edu.
The Performing Arts Series would be unable to present and publicize its wide range of extraordinary programming programming without critical private funding sources, including a group of outstanding sponsors that are dedicated to promoting the arts in our region, including: McDonald's of Boone, Nationwide Insurance- the Park Terrell Agency, Inc., Charter Media, The Mountain Times, All About Women magazine, the Winston-Salem Journal, the High Country Press, Oldies 100.7, Mix 102.3, Mountain Television Network, WDAV 89.9, WFDD 88.5, WETS 89.5 and WASURocks 90.5FM.
Hotel and restaurant sponsors include Westglow Resort and Spa and Rowland's Restaurant, Chetola Resort, the Bob Timberlake Inn and the Manor House at Chetola, The Broyhill Inn and Appalachian Conference Center and the Jackson Dining Room, the La Quinta Inn and Suites of Boone, The Best Cellar, Louisiana Purchase, Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Pepper's and the Red Onion Cafe.