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Pan Harmonia – Season 15 Sonata Series

Pan Harmonia – Season 15

Local – Authentic – World-Class Chamber Music

Where sounds of the world embrace

A Special Homecoming for Pan Harmonia’s Sonata Series
Pan Harmonia co-founder and cellist Liz Austin returns to Asheville to reunite with musical friends and colleagues on March’s Sonata Series concert. Coming all the way from Albuquerque, NM, Liz will be joining flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Fabio Parrini in Felix Mendelssohn’s epic and fiery Trio No. 1 in d minor, as well as performing English composer William Hurlstone’s sublimely beautiful and romantic Sonata for Cello and Piano. Also on the program, will be Philippe Gaubert’s lyrical Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano.


DIFFERENT STROKES Performing Arts Collective

Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.


BeeSting – Exploring the Imbalance of the Feminine in Our Culture

BeeSting is a response to the emotional, physical, and spiritual stress of breast cancer against a backdrop of the declining bee population and ever-increasing toxicity of Mother Earth. It explores the imbalance of the feminine in our culture, manifested inwardly with the disease of our breasts, and outwardly with the pollution of our planet. It moves between metaphor and realism, blending personal expression, medicine, humor, poetry, and gratitude. Visit our Website for more information


White Horse Black Mountain

WHITE HORSE Black Mountain – a place for music and spirit

White Horse Black Mountain

is a 4400 sq. ft. music and arts venue in beautiful, historic, downtown Black Mountain, NC in the midst of the spectacular Western North Carolina mountains. Founders/managers Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes have renovated the old Chevrolet dealership into a great place to see and hear music & arts, have a drink and relax. White Horse seats 225 cabaret style and offers additional standing room, making it a 300 capacity hall. It boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, 30 ft. barrel ceiling.  We are non-smoking venue with easy parking and easy ticketing. We feature open seating, snacks, server or bar service with fine beers, a selection of fine wines, soft drinks, coffee and tea.   White Horse Black Mountain Events 828.669.0816


ALTAMONT THEATRE COMPANY for professional musical theatre

Altamont Theatre Company is downtown Asheville’s professional black-box musical theatre featuring world-class performers, up-close and personal, in our intimate 120 seat space. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and rely on your generous contributions for our continued growth.

Each season, our theatre produces four professional Off-Broadway style musicals by popular writers in an intimate setting choosing quality shows with small casts. The theatre has the ability to adapt and be refitted for each production.

Casting takes place in New York City and local auditions are held at Altamont Theatre Company twice a year with an invitation to union actors. Nationally renowned directors direct our productions between their projects in larger metropolitan cities. Altamont Theatre Company is the only professional musical theatre company in downtown Asheville.  Our Website


ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE and 35below

Asheville Community Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Asheville, has a history of artistic excellence that spans six decades. ACT remains an institution committed to providing quality entertainment for a reasonable price. While best known for our large-scale musicals, ACT also offers classic comedies and dramas, contemporary pieces, and children’s theatre productions in our 399 seat Mainstage auditorium. Our second performance space is 35below, an intimate black box theater which produces smaller, unconventional works, music and cabaret performances, and play readings of new and local pieces.
ACT and 35below


GREY EAGLE

The Grey Eagle is a listening room-style concert venue. While many performers we feature have dedicated followings, we cannot offer potential performers a built-in crowd. Likewise, while we love to discover new artists and enjoy being part of the early stages of their careers, we simply cannot host performers who are unknown to Asheville audiences. Like many listening rooms around the US, The Grey Eagle is a destination location: an artist must already have some “marquee value” in the Asheville area in order to perform here. If you are (or represent) an artist who is relatively unknown in Western North Carolina, there are many other more suitable options for you, and a quick search on the web should give you a host of possibilities. thegreyeagle.com


**World Cinema Series of International Films

Films Every Friday 8 pm

Presented by Courtyard Gallery. Doors open at 7:45 / close at 8:15. Film begins at 8:00 pm. Come on in, get comfortable, have some refreshments and enjoy great films from around the world! Check our website for the film schedule or Cranky Hanke’s Reviews under Special Showings. Donations appreciated. In the Railroad Library, Phil Mechanic Studios. Courtyard Gallery is located on the top floor of Phil

http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com828-273-3332

 


ASHEVILLE LYRIC OPERA

Asheville Lyric Opera Mainstage Performances

Asheville Lyric Opera is a professional, non-profit Opera Company located in Asheville, North Carolina. Because of its location, ALO has provides Western North Carolina with a magnitude of theatrical experiences at a central location, the Diana Wortham Theatre, in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Mission Statement: Building a professional opera company in Asheville and presenting an educational outreach within area schools and universities, thereby becoming a part of and enhancing the life of the family of arts and culture in Western North Carolina.


Asheville Area Center for the Performing Arts – Our Evolving Program – Pass the Word

The Board of Directors of the Asheville Area Center for the Performing Arts recently conducted its annual planning retreat at the YMI Cultural Center.  While the Board meets monthly to address its immediate issues, the annual retreat offers time for visioning and long-range planning.  Successful performance centers no longer stand dark except during evening events, so planning for long-term sustainability must address changing patron expectations, emerging technology and new revenue opportunities.


BREVARD MUSIC CENTER

The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.

The Brevard Music Center, a summer institute and festival, is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. More than 400 students, ages 14 through 29, enroll at the Music Center to perform and to study with members of a distinguished artist faculty.   Click for our website


ORANGE PEEL

The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club of Asheville, North Carolina was voted one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 5 Rock Clubs in the country. Asheville’s premier downtown live music club is a smoke free facility that features a state of the art sound and lighting system. Musical acts appearing on stage have included Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper, Blondie, Spoon, Sonic Youth, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire and many more. Our warm atmosphere and beautiful facilities are also ideal for private parties and events of all kinds. Click here to access our online calendar of events. Please feel free to Contact the Orange Peel with questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Peel! www.theorangepeel.net


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