Fans of The Steely Pan Steel Band ® from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music can experience the excitement and energy these musicians bring to performances on March 26 at 3 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free.
The Steely Pan Steel Band consists of 22 performers and 43 steel drums with Engine Room (drum kit, iron, congas). The ensemble has gained quite a reputation performing at universities, art festivals and all types of schools throughout the south for over 30 years. Their most recent performances include J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center, Campbell University, and Odyssey of the Mind state tournament. This ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, rock, and traditional Appalachian Mountain music.
Byron Hedgepeth has been directing this dynamic ensemble since 2014. He is well known in the western North Carolina region and the southeast as a percussionist, performer, and educator of Jazz, Latin and Classical genres.
Appalachian Opera Theatre presents
The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart
Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8 at 8pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, free for children under 10
To purchase tickets online, click here. To purchase tickets on the phone, call 828-262-4046.
The Magic Flute first premiered in Vienna just months before the composer's death in 1791, but has continued to captivate audiences to this day. Famous for an aria sung by Queen of the Night, the show's vocal acrobatics and dramatic interest bring to life a story of light-hearted adventure, magical fantasy, and commitment to love.
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