1) Potpourri of Musical Styles Performed Feb. 3 at ASU
No matter their music preference, the audience will find a range of offerings during “A Musical Potpourri” presented by the Hayes School of Music faculty at Appalachian State University. The faculty recital begins Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. The evening’s program features soloists, duets and trios. It opens with “Mazurka Caprice” performed by clarinetist Douglas Miller and pianist John Coffey. Alicia Chapman will perform an oboe solo – “Arethusa” from Benjamin Britten’s “Six Metamorpheses after Ovid.” Bassoonist Jon Beebe and cellist Kenneth Lurie will perform “Airs de la Renaissance Espagnole” by Daniel Zanettovich. “Isle of Apples” by Ben Hjertmann will be performed by Andrea Cheeseman, bass clarinet, Rob Falvo, vibraphone and marimba, and Hjertmann, vocalist and guitar. Soprano Linda Larsen will perform Amy Beach’s “Chanson d’amour” accompanied by cellist Corrine Cassini and pianist Junie Cho. John Cage’s contemporary composition “4’33”,” pronounced four minutes, thirty-three seconds and known as “the silent piece” will be performed by pianist Thomas Licata. Other compositions on the program are Fritz Kreisler’s “Grave in the style of W.F. Bach” performed by violist Etic Koontz and pianist Bair Shagdaron, Robert Schumann’s “Ausserst bewegt” from “Kreisleriana” by pianist Junie Cho and Gabriel Fauré’s “Elégie, Op. 24” performed by cellist Corinne Cassini and pianist Rodney Reynerson. The evening concludes with Mozart’s “Parto, ma tu ben mio” performed by mezzo-soprano Priscilla Porterfield, clarinetist Lynn Beebe and pianist Rodney Reynerson; and Stjepan Sulek’s “Sonata for Trombone and Piano” performed by trombonist Drew Leslie and pianist Junie Cho.
2) Registration Open for Yoga Classes at the Senior Centers
The next session of yoga classes is scheduled to meet from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 3. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on the first day of class. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yoga students. The instructor, Akal Dev Sharonne, has been a yoga practitioner and teachers since the 70s. His classes are a delightful blend of humor, challenge and wisdom. The cost of the 8-week session is $50 per person.
3) Come to Beech Mountain to Meet Characters from Frozen Today
Love the movie? Come meet the characters! Bring the kids to Beech Mountain Resort to meet the characters from Frozen this weekend, including Anna, Elsa and Olaf! They will be around the ice rink from 12-4 p.m. and the event will also feature free face painting. On Friday, the Harris Brothers will be playing music in the Beech Mountain Brewing Company from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Bootstrap Slick will play music at the Beech Tree Bar and Grille from 5-8 p.m.
4) Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Hosts Meeting Feb. 5
The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m. The group will meet in the conference room on the second floor of the senior center on Poplar Grove Connector in Boone. The program will be presented by well-known quilter Sandra Livingston who will show the group how to make placemats from quilted pictures. Join the fun and learn a new technique. Call Dolores at 295-6148 if you have any questions.