Our Guild program on February 21 will feature Dr. Melodie Galloway, the head of the UNCA Music Department and the musical director of the Asheville Choral Society.
Dr. Melodie GallowayDr. Melodie Galloway will give a presentation on the craft of musical conducting, both instrumental and choral, using contemporary examples and techniques. The role women have historically played in the industry will also be discussed, including the work of Nadia Boulanger and Baltimore Symphony’s Marin Alsop.
We will meet in our usual place, the conference room at the Explore Asheville building, 27 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801. The program starts at 10 a.m. with refreshments.
Not-to-miss Musical Feasts
“The Last Castle” Author Denise Kiernan
Tuesday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.
Edgerton Home on Reynolds Mountain
Come spend time with and ask questions of Asheville’s Denise Kiernan, author of “The Last Castle,” an epic story of love, loss and American royalty in the nation’s largest home. That home is, of course, our own Biltmore House and the story highlights the impact the Vanderbilts had on Western North Carolina early in the 20th century. This early evening Musical Feast will also feature the Asheville Cello Kids directed by Francis Duff of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy their music while you indulge in high tea served as only the Vanderbilts would, featuring an excellent variety of small sandwiches and tea cakes.
Ticket Cost: $50 per guest
The Legacy of Wilma Dykeman
Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Beaverdam Run Condominium Clubhouse
You are invited to a gathering highlighting Asheville’s Wilma Dykeman. A true Renaissance woman, Dykeman was an author, historian, educator, journalist, and environmental advocate. James Stokley, Dykeman’s son, will discuss his late mother’s memoir “Family of Earth,” discovered after her death in 2006, and will present a 20-minute film documenting her life and career. Robin Gaiser, noted musician and author, and resident of Beaverdam Run, will entertain us on the Appalachian dulcimer. Feast on hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous desserts paired with wine and coffee. Attendees receive a copy of “Family of Earth.”
Ticket Cost: $70 per guest
NEW! BMW Factory Tour
June, Date TBD
Spartanburg BMW Manufacturing Plant
We have added a NEW Feast! The BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg is partnering with the Guild to provide an excellent opportunity to view their production facility. BMW will provide us with their spring calendar shortly, so stay tuned for the date of this one-of-a-kind event. Stay tuned for June visit details!
MUSICAL FEASTS are major fundraising events for the Asheville Symphony Orchestra hosted by the Asheville Symphony Guild.
Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor
Alexi Kenney, violin
Kodály Dances of Galánta
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Join the Asheville Symphony March 15-24 to rock out with Rachmaninoff at Asheville Amadeus 2019, a 10-day festival inspired by the things we believe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would have loved. This year we are thrilled to host two of the world’s leading musicians: rock guitarist Warren Haynes and Rach pianist Garrick Ohlsson — as well as many other talented musicians, artists, brewers and entertainers — for a full schedule of performances, education programs, collaborations and social events.
Tickets are on sale now for all Amadeus events. For more information and individual event details, visit ashevilleamadeus.org.
Join our corps of volunteers for the Asheville Amadeus Festival!
Specific events will be identified soon for you to choose from.
Interested? Contact Betty Paine, firstname.lastname@example.org