Wednesday, February 137pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock continues to amaze audiences across the globe. He has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, jazz, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. Tickets: $50 adults, $45 AppState faculty/staff and retired faculty/staff, $25 students/children
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director
Tuesday, February 19
7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) was co-founded in 1969 by New York City Ballet’s first African-American principal dancer, Arthur Mitchell, and his colleague and acclaimed ballet instructor, Karel Shook. As the first permanent black ballet company in America, the organization has been distinguished by its artistic excellence, innovation, and history of having broadened and enriched the aesthetic parameters of the classical dance field within the United States. Over its 50-year history, DTH has not only brought its fusion of ballet, modern and African-American dance to every corner of the United States, from local schools to The White House, it has carried the best of American culture to the rest of the world.
February 19 repertoire
- Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie
- Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth
- Dianne McIntyre’s Change
- Robert Garland’s Return
Post-show Q&A with Virginia Johnson and Dancers, moderated by Cara Hagan Gelber
Price: $25 adults, *$15 local resident discount (with proof of residence in Watauga, Ashe or Avery County), $5 students/children
*To receive the Local Resident Discount you must purchase tickets at the box office or by phone (800-841-2787). The discount cannot be applied to online orders.
Friday, April 5