No Farthing? No Problem!

Article Published: Aug. 16, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 16, 2012
No Farthing? No Problem!

The Kruger Brothers will perform their popular ‘Appalachian Concerto’ with the Hayes Faculty Ensemble Sept. 18 as part of Appalachian State University’s 2012-13 Performing Arts Series.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Expect some major changes in format for the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University.

That’s because current renovations to Farthing Auditorium will put it out of commission for the coming school year.

As a result, this year’s Performing Arts Series will have more of a departmental feel, with performances scheduled to take place in alternate venues.

Two Performing Arts Series events, however, will take place at the Holmes Convocation Center. On Jan. 22, the ASU Office of Multicultural Student Development will present “An Evening with Maya Angelou” as part of the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations. The event begins at 7 p.m.

On April 16, the Holmes Center will be host to “An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Musical Guests.” The show starts at 8 p.m., and musical guests are to be announced in the near future.

The 2012-13 Performing Arts Series schedule also includes the Kruger Brothers performing “Appalachian Concerto,” featuring the Hayes Faculty Ensemble at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Rosen Concert Hall.

“Noises Off,” a stage performance written by Michael Frayn and directed by Joel Williams, will be presented by the ASU Department of Theatre and Dance at Valborg Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The Star of the Seas Studio will present “Dragons in the Mountains at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at the Broyhill Events Center (formerly Broyhill Inn and Conference Center).

“Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina with Daniel Bernard Roumain and Laurelyn Dossett will be presented at Valborg Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The unique sounds of New York Polyphony will be presented at the Rosen Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Walnut Street Theatre will present “Around the World in 80 Days” at Valborg Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne, the stage show is written by Mark Brown and directed by Bernard Harvard.

ASU’s Hayes School of Music will present Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and W.A. Mozart’s “Bastien und Bastienne” at the Rosen Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 8, 2013. The concert is part of the Hayes School of Music Opera Program.

Ticket for all 2012-13 Performing Arts Series productions will go on sale soon. For more information, call 1-800-841-ARTS, or visit

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