As society and the High Country continue to move forward with the COVID-19 pandemic, live entertainment is making a comeback.
On the App State campus, the stunning 1,600-seat Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts brings all this and more to Boone. At the theater, a wide variety of world-famous musicians, dancers and actors come to cities from all over the world to fill a list of impressive entertainment. This is one of the great perks of living in a college town, especially one that is somewhat secluded in those beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Coming in Spring 2022, the Schaefer Center is hosting a wide variety of events with tickets on sale starting Monday, November 22 at 9 a.m. via “The Schaefer Center Presents,” a series offering campus and community audiences a wide array of music, dance and theater programming designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the Appalachian State University campus and surrounding areas.
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 to the world” through the artistry of artists. nationally and internationally renowned, and showcases some of the best artists from our nation and region.
Musical events range from symphony orchestra and chamber music to jazz, folk, traditional, international and popular artists. Theatrical productions range from serious drama to musicals. Dance performances offer an equally wide range of styles, from ballet and modern dance to international companies representing cultural traditions from around the world.
West Piedmont Symphony – “Link Up: The Orchestra Sings”Sunday February 13, 2022,
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The Western Piedmont Symphony presents this 45-minute family concert, an extension of the APPPlause! Kindergarten to Grade 12 Performing Arts Series. The program includes “Come to Play”, Finale of The Firebird Suite, “New World Symphony”, “Ode to Joy”, “Oye”, “Simple Gifts”, “To Make Words Sing” and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” of Appalachian Spring.
Tickets: $ 15 adult, $ 5 student (with proof of enrollment in a K-12 or homeschool)
BalletX: “The Little Prince”Saturday 19 March 2022
Philadelphia’s powerful contemporary ballet company, BalletX, takes the stage with this integral ballet inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless adventure and enlightenment novel. “The Little Prince” is a ballet for the whole family, which is sure to delight the imagination of young and old alike.
Tickets: $ 25 adult, $ 20 teachers / staff, $ 10 student
This presentation is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Office of Arts and Culture Programs at Appalachian State University.
NobuntuTuesday 22 March 2022
This all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has received international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalist percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic and authentic dance movements.
Tickets: $ 25 adult, $ 20 off for local residents (with proof of residence in Watauga, Ashe or Avery County), $ 10 student
Rosanne CashSaturday April 9, 2022
One of the nation’s foremost singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 amazing song albums that won four Grammy Awards and 12 nominations, as well as 21 Top 40 hits. “She Remembers Everything” – her release most recent – is a collection of poetic, lush and moving songs that evoke an imperfect and complex world, marking a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her roots and her southern family. heritage.
Tickets: $ 40 adult, $ 35 professors / staff, $ 25 student
Until December, seating is limited to 800 for all events and masks are mandatory for all clients and staff, regardless of their immunization status. All tickets are general admission.
In person and live tickets are available at theschaefercenter.org, at the Schaefer Center box office located at 733 Rivers Street or by calling (828) 262-4046.