APPALACHIAN Performing Arts Series

APPALACHIAN Performing Arts Series

Appalachian State University’s Office of Cultural Affairs is one of the greatest entertainment resources that the High Country has. In addition to the wonderful An Appalachian Summer Festival presented in Boone each July, the office presents world class music, drama and dance at Farthing Auditorium just about every month of the year through its Performing Arts Series.


APPALACHIAN Performing Arts SeriesBonnie Rideout, in A Scottish Christmas, will be featured during a holiday spectacular, presented at Farthing Auditorium on Wednesday, November 29. Scottish and Celtic music have never been bigger and this show features Rideout, a three-time US-Scottish fiddling champion. The concert features traditional Christmas music played on fiddle, bagpipes, Uillieann pipes, border pipes, Celtic harp, bodran, guitar and vocals with traditional dancers adding grace and excitement to this wonderful experience.

The Bulgarian State Opera will present Aida at Farthing Auditorium on Tuesday, January 23rd starting at 8 p.m. Sung in Italian and featuring a live orchestra, this opera in four acts by Guiseppe Verdi is set in ancient Egypt and tells the story of an enslaved Ethiopian princess and her forbidden love with an Egyptian warrior, Radames. The opera had its world premiere in Cairo in 1871 and remains one of the most beloved stage work in history.

APPALACHIAN Performing Arts Series The Acting Company will perform a dramatic version of the literary classic Jane Eyre at Farthing Auditorium on Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Featuring stunning visual imagery and outstanding performances Charlotte Bronte’s wonderful story of strong women leaps from the page to the stage in this unique production. The Acting Company had a successful run with Jane Eyre last year in England and now hopes to conquer America. The Acting Company has won the Tony Award for Excellence in Theater plus the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed German conductor Christof Perick, will perform at Farthing Auditorium on Friday, March 2nd at 8 p.m.

Anoushka Shankar and her band will perform at Farthing Auditorium on Tuesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Considered to be one of the finest sitar players in the world, Shankar has shown herself to be an expressive artist with an incredible understanding of the musical traditions of India. Trained by her father, virtuoso Ravi Shankar, Anoushka has performed at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on albums by her father and Sting, as well as others.


Tickets for the Performing Arts Series events are on sale now at the Farthing Auditorium Box Office. Call 800-841-ARTS(2787) or 828-262-4046, or visit Tickets for all shows are $16, $14 for ASU faculty and staff, and $8 for students and children. Ticket prices increase at the door on show nights. Farthing Auditorium is located at 733 Rivers Street, and Box Office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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