There are a plethora of events throughout the year at the Center for the Arts! Check back to see what’s happening…scroll down to see a listing of upcoming events.
Our Front Porch Theatre production of QUILTERS, was a huge success! Many thanks to all involved!!!
Don’t miss our ever-popular annual concert with ACOUSTIC CORNER celebrities!!!
Joining internationally renowned JAZZ composer/pianist Michael Jefry Stevens will be his guest vibraphonist and percussionist Jason DeCristofaro. Stevens and DeCristofaro will be performing selections from their album “Duets,” which was recorded live at the Altamont Theater in Asheville 2012. “Duets” is made up of Stevens’ compositions and one of the more recent of his 80 (plus) albums.
DeCristofaro performs with several chamber groups and orchestras, including the Brevard Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Concert Choir, and Hendersonville Chorale, and is the founder, coordinator and musical director of the percussion chamber group WNCPE (Western North Carolina Percussion Ensemble). He hosts and co-coordinates the Asheville Composers Concert, an annual concert series featuring classical composers based in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Michael plays extensively in Europe, Latin America and North America. A band leader for over 30 years, Michael has more than 75 CDs featuring his music. He has performed and/or recorded with many of the top names in jazz, including Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Valery Ponomarev, Cecil Bridgewater, Dakota Staton, Bill McHenry, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Matt Wilson. He was the Margaret Lee Crofts Fellow at the McDowell Colony in 2000-2001; and is an artist-in-residence for two weeks every year at EMU Conservatory in La Plata, Argentina. He resides in Black Mountain, NC with his wife, the poet Tina Barr.
No reservations. $10 donation at the door.
FRI, DECEMBER 13th: Noon – 1:00
Brown Bag Series: Christmas Poems: A Reading & Writing Workshop
To celebrate the time of year, we will read and discuss poems that reflect on seasonal themes, including poems by Frederick Morgan, Lisel Mueller, Baron Wormser and May Sarton. Participants will each write a poem, as a gift during the season, for someone special in their lives. No previous experience in writing or reading poetry is necessary!
Tina Barr loves sharing poetry with people at all levels of interest, making it accessible and entertaining. Her awards include the Tupelo Press Editor’s Prize, and Fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The program is free to the public.