Events

  • 2018 Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium: The Holocaust and Music: Uses and Abuses
    Jul 21

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    July 21-26, 2018

    The symposium is geared toward educators, students, and community members and is free and open to the public. The purpose and goal of the Symposium is to provide public and private school teachers, university faculty, students, and community members information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust.

  • Camp GOTR
    Jul 23

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    July 23-27, 2018

    Camp GOTR will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. The program is designed to address physical, emotional, and social development in 3rd through 5th grade girls through fun and engaging lessons.

  • Performance of Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Mendelssohn Bartholdy sonatas played by the Women's Orchestra at Auschwitz
    Jul 24
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    7:00pm

    Faculty and students from the Hayes School of Music, Milligan College and Wake Forest University will be performing sonatas the SS forced the orchestra to play and pieces by Jewish composers the women performed as an act of spiritual resistance. Free of charge and no tickets required.

  • The Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz: Survivor Testimony with Ms. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
    Jul 25
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    10:00am

    Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (London, England), the cellist of the Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz, will speak about her experiences playing music in a Nazi death camp and her suffering at the hands of the Germans. At the age of 93, she is one of only a couple of survivors of the orchestra still alive today. Free of charge and no tickets required.

  • Prof. Anna Shternshis, “Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost And Found Songs of Soviet Jews During WW II”: Lecture and Performance
    Jul 25
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    7:00pm

    Prof. Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) will shed light on songs -- long believed lost -- by everyday Jews throughout the Soviet Union during the Second World War. In many cases, these songs were the first testimonies of German genocidal killings to emerge anywhere in Eastern Europe. The program includes performances of selected songs such as “Der vekhter in di shtern” (Girls of Chuvashia) and “Ikh lig lebn pulyemyot” (My Machine Gun) by ASU student vocalist Sydra Yarnell accompanied by pianist Prof. Joanne Inkman (WFU).

  • Brundibar: Children's Opera Staged at Terezin: Performance and Holocaust Survivor Talk
    Jul 26
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    10:00am

    Czech-Jewish composer Hans Krása reconstructed the opera Brundibár as a prisoner in Terezin and first staged with an all-children’s cast in this Nazi-established ghetto in the fall of 1943. Most performers were later deported and killed in Auschwitz. The program includes performances of selected passages of the opera by ASU student vocalist Sydra Yarnell accompanied by pianist Dr. Joanne Inkman (WFU). After the performance, Ms. Tamar Grinshpon, the daughter of Ela Weissberger (1930-2018), who played the cat in Brundibár as an imprisoned child in Terezin, will speak.

  • Black and Gold Convocation
    Aug 20
    Monday, August 20, 2018
    10:00am

    Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at Appalachian’s Black and Gold Convocation. Appalachian’s Common Reading Program selection “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman is a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

  • Dr. Damon A. Williams on Inclusive Excellence
    Aug 27
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    7:00pm
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    Free and open to the public

    Strengthening Appalachian’s diversity commitment by engaging our community in a conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion and change, this one-hour, TED Talk-style presentation features one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility and organizational change.

  • Reading and book signing with ‘The Laramie Project’ author Moisés Kaufman
    Sep 17
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    2:00pm

    Moisés Kaufman — playwright, director and author of the 2018-19 common reading book selection, “The Laramie Project” — will read from his work and sign copies of the play.

  • Moisés Kaufman: Theater in 2018 - The Vicinity of Hope
    Sep 17
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    7:00pm

    Moisés Kaufman is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. His play “The Laramie Project” is about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder, which was denounced as a hate crime, sparked a national debate.