Faculty, Student Recitals Slated for Late Feb at ASU
Two faculty recitals and a program presented by two alumni, a faculty member and a student from the Hayes School of Music are scheduled for the end of February in Broyhill Music Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
A faculty recital featuring trombonist Drew Leslie and tubaist Beth Wiese will be presented Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. Leslie and Wiese will be accompanied by pianists Junie Cho and Susan Slingland.
The recital opens with “Concert Etude, Op. 49” by Alexander Goedicke, featuring Leslie and Cho. Wiese and Cho will perform Trygve Madsen’s “Sonata for Tuba and Piano Op. 34.”
Next on the program is “render” by Tyler Kline written for bass trombone and electronics. The work was commissioned by John Douglas Handshoe and the 2015 Trombone+Electronics Consortium. Wiese returns to the stage for William Kraft’s “Encounters II.”
Additional works on the program are “Ballade for Trombone and Piano” by Eugene Bozza, performed by Leslie and Cho; two tangos by Astor Piazzolla performed by Wiese and Slingland and “Devil’s Waltz” by Steven Verhelst performed by Leslie and Wiese.
Also on Feb. 28, alumni and pianists Ingrid Forsyth and David Haskins will be joined by faculty member Corinne Cassini and graduate student Nick Paolino, both cellists, for a performance at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. “An Evening of Piano Trios” includes performances of Claude Debussy’s “Piano Trio in G Major” and Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8.”
A Feb. 29 concert featuring music by women composers will begin at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. The concert ushers in Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in March.
Pianist Reeves Shulstad will perform Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ “Prelude for a Pensive Pupil.” Soprano Jennifer Sterling Snodgrass and guitarist David Marvel will perform Dolly Parton’s “Eagle When She Flies” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Bassoonist Jon Beebe will perform “Porini, Porini, Porini!” by Diana McIntosh.
The Appalachian Treble Choir will perform a composition based on the poems of Emily Dickenson by Emma Lou Diemer and “How the Flowers Came” by Eleanor Daley.
HBF Visiting Writer Series Begins March 3 at App State
Four programs are scheduled for the spring Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University beginning with poet Ed Madden March 3. Other writers are poet and Charlotte Observer book review writer and editor Dannye Romine Powell on March 31, travel and adventure writers Peter Fish and Leigh Ann Henion on April 7, and poet, memoirist and social justice activist Luis Rodriguez on April 28. Book sales and signing will follow each event
All readings will be presented free of charge at 7:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union. Craft talks by the authors will precede each reading. Free parking is available after 5:30 p.m. in the College Street parking deck.
Madden is an associate professor of English and interim director of women’s and gender studies at the University of South Carolina. His poetry collections include “Nest,” “Prodigal: Variations,” “Signals,” “My Father’s House” and “Ark.” His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2007, The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Notre Dame) and The Southern Poetry Anthology: South Carolina (Texas Review Press).
Madden will give a craft talk “Public Voice, Public Work” March 3 at 2 p.m. in the student union’s Table Rock Room. His reading also will be in the Table Rock Room.
Dannye Romine Powell
Powell has published three collections of poetry (University of Arkansas Press), two of which have won the Brockman-Campbell Award for the best book of poetry published by a North Carolinian, and the non-fiction book “Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers.” She has won fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Powell will present the craft talk “The Art and Craftiness of the Literary Interview” March 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. Her reading will follow at 7:30 p.m., also in Table Rock Room. Her visit to campus is part of the annual Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading. Tobin, who lived in Blowing Rock, was a member of the High Country Writers Club and a mentor to area writers.
Peter Fish and Leigh Ann Henion
Fish is a former travel writer and editor for Sunset Magazine. In 2014, he won a Lowell Thomas Award for environmental journalism. He co-authored the 2007 publication “California Wine Country: A Sunset Field Guide.” Henion is the New York Times best-selling author of “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World.” Her essays and articles have appeared in Smithsonian, Orion and The Washington Post Magazine, among other publications. She also has a Lowell Thomas Award.
Fish and Henion will present the craft talk “Travel Writing” April 7 at 2 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Table Rock Room. They will read from their work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Table Rock Room.
Rodriguez’s poetry collections include “The Concrete River,” “Poems Across the Pavement,” and “Trochemoche.” His best-selling memoir is titled “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” His latest book is the sequel “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.”
Rodriguez will present a talk for area middle school youth April 28 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Blue Ridge Ballroom. The public also is invited to attend. His reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the student union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. His campus visit is also co-sponsored by Appalachian’s Diversity Series, which is a part of the Office of Multicultural Student Development, the GEAR UP office on campus and the Western Youth Network.
About the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
The visiting writers series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968). Frank is a member of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board, a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and generous supporter of the university.
The 2015-16 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation, Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Office of Multicultural Student Development, the university’s Common Reading Program, the University Bookstore, Belk Library and Information Commons and the Appalachian Journal.
Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn, the New Public House & Hotel and The Red Onion Restaurant. Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor and Thomas McLaughlin.
Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. The Library Parking Deck on College Street, which opens to the general public after 5:30 p.m., is recommended. To reach Plemmons Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the University Post Office and entering Plemmons Student Union on the second floor.
For further parking information or a map, see http://parking.appstate.edu or call the Parking and Traffic Office 828- 262-2878.
For further information on the spring season, call 828-262-2871 or see www.visitingwriters.appstate.edu. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, contact [email protected].
App Symphony Orchestra to Reprise Feb. 14 Show on Feb. 26
The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will reprise its Feb. 14 concert with a repeat performance Feb. 26 as part of the part of the Western Regional Honors Orchestra clinic hosted at Appalachian State University.
The 8 p.m. concert will be presented in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
The concert will feature works by Edward Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Verdi and Giordano. Performing with the orchestra will be the winners of the Hayes School of Music’s annual concerto/aria competition.
Watauga Soil and Water to Meet Feb. 24 in Boone
The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607.The public is invited to attend.”