The Forecast for Saturday? Gorgeous Quilts Under Sunny Skies

 

We hope to see you at Matthew’s Living History Farm Museum on Saturday, September 9th for our annual Outdoor Quilt Show!  There will be live music, fiber arts demonstrators, food and vendors of all kinds!  Come see the glorious quilts under blue skies from 10am – 3pm! Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted!

Quilts are welcome to be entered for judging up until 10am the morning of the show and we still have room for vendors as of Wednesday, September 6th.

 

EMPTY BOWLS – August 12th in Independence

 

Celebrating seven years of giving back to our community, the Arts Council is once again proud to partner with the Independence Farmers Market sponsor an Empty Bowls event at the Independence VFW, located at 115 Klondike Road.  The event starts at 4pm and for a suggested donation of $10, attendees will dine on delicious bowls of gazpacho, fruit, Italian wedding and a chicken soup with homemade bread and a dessert all made by the master foodies of the Independence Farmers Market lead by the amazing Chef Jen Cavey.  The 1908 Courthouse Jammers will be performing throughout the evening.

HILLSVILLE EMPTY BOWLS is Thursday, March 30th!

DON’T FORGET!  THURSDAY is EMPTY BOWLS DAY
in Hillsville at the First United Methodist Church (225 Fulcher Street)

Thursday is going to be Wet & Windy. Get warmed up at EMPTY BOWLS!

Your $10 donation gets you a hearty bowl of Shoney’s Made from Scratch Potato or Cabbage & Beef Soup, a roll and a homemade dessert! All proceeds benefit the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Pantry.  Special musical guests are Bill & Maggie Anderson!

We also do take out orders! Call 276-266-5829 starting at 10am to place your take-out order!

Do you work in an office or a salon or store? Why not order take-out on Thursday, March 30th for the whole crew?

Doctor’s or Lawyer’s Office? Your staff deserves a bowl of soup and a great home-made dessert!

We’re So SORRY!

Unfortunately, the RADFORD UNIVERSITY FACULTY CONCERT on SUNDAY, MARCH 26th at 5pm will have to be postponed…..

The folks at Radford University are dismayed! There have been some unexpected conflicts so we will be rescheduling the March 26th concert for a later date in April. We hope you will forgive us and don’t forget, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Flute Concert on Sunday, April 9th at 3pm at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence.

UNCSA PIANO & STRINGS – What to do in case of SNOW!

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BRING THIS WEEKEND… BUT FOR NOW, THE UNCSA PIANO & STRINGS CONCERT ON SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH IS STILL SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE.

If the weather turns frightful and you’re not sure if the concert is still on for Sunday, March 12th at 3pm, check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/artsculturalcouncil/ for updates on Sunday morning after 11:30am. Otherwise, we do hope to see you at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence this Sunday, March 12th at 3pm for another fantastic concert from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts!

The string quartet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts consists of Yasha Borodetsky, Sarah Harrigan, Benjamin Kugler, and Eli Kaynor. The quartet enjoys playing together in the Winston-Salem area and will be performing works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

As always, concert admission is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. There will be a meet the artists reception following the concert. We hope to see you there!

SAX, SAX, SAX! A Saxophone Concert at the 1908!

UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SAXOPHONE QUARTET – SUNDAY, MARCH 5th at 3pm

The third Winter Concert from The Arts Council of the Twin Counties features a Saxophone Quartet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Saxophone Quartet will be presenting music from the repertoire they’ve prepared over the year for competitions, including new music by living composers, string transcriptions, and traditional French saxophone quartet repertoire. The Quartet’s members include Caleb Carpenter, Timothy Bachman, Andrew Hasher, and Kyle Greaney.

The Winter Concert Series is a series of FREE Sunday afternoon concerts on at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence on select Sundays through April 9th.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door and the audience is welcome to stay after the performance for a reception with the artists.

Other concerts this Winter include:

·                  March 12 at 3pm       UNCSA Piano & Strings

·                  March 26th at 5pm   Radford Faculty Concert (various disciplines)

·                  April 9 at 3pm           UNCSA Flutes

WINTER CONCERT #2 – The Chrysalis Brass Quintet!

The second Winter Concert from The Arts Council of the Twin Counties features the Chrysalis Brass Quintet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The concert will be on Sunday, February 19th at 3pm at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence.  Admission is FREE, with donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Formed in the fall of 2015 as a part of the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute, the Chrysalis Brass Quintet is the premier brass ensemble at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with performances on campus, they have performed numerous outreach programs within the Piedmont Triad Area and across North Carolina and Virginia. The quintet promotes brass playing through performing a mix of standard brass ensemble repertoire and arrangements of well-known folk, jazz, and pop tunes. Thanks to a partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the quintet has been coached by artists such as Stiletto Brass, the President’s Own Marine Corps Brass Quintet, and Ida Bieler.  The group includes Chris Williams, Lousson Smith, Brittany Thomas, Daniel Kane, and C.J. Luke. They will perform old and new works by Ingolf Dahl, Robert Nagel, Giovanni Gabrieli, and various other composers. 

AUDITIONS – ON GOLDEN POND – FEBRUARY 26 & 28!

ON GOLDEN POND, Director – Karen Stevens

May 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21       2 Women, 3 Men & 1 teen boy  

Auditions:  Sunday, Feb. 26th from 2pm to 5pm & Tuesday, Feb. 28th from 7pm to 9pm at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence

Rehearsals:  March 7th – May 11th  at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence

Performances:  May 11, 13, 14 20 & 21  at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence

Don’t Let a Few Flurries Keep You at Home – We’ve got HOT Music at the 1908 Courthouse!

The Arts Council of the Twin Counties is thrilled to announce the 2017 Winter Concert Series dates.  Featuring musicians from the Radford University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Winter Concert Series is a series of FREE Sunday afternoon concerts at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence. The first of the 2017 Concerts will be on Sunday, January 29th at 3pm.  Donations are gratefully accepted at the door and the audience is welcome to stay after the performance for a reception with the artists.

 

The Sunday, January 29th concert will feature the Radford University Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Robert Trent.  The Guitar Ensemble has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic states from Maryland to North Carolina and was selected by the Guitar Foundation of America to perform at its Washington, DC Conference – Strathmore Performing Arts Center. Performances have often involved singers and other instrumentalists and in past years the Radford University Guitar Ensemble has collaborated with students in the department of dance.

Holiday Greetings from The Arts Council

 

The Arts & Cultural Council of the Twin Counties wishes you and yours a joyous and peaceful holiday season & a Happy New Year!

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