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Appalachian Symphony Orchestra to perform at Schaefer Center Sept. 25

By Kesha Williams

BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Dr. Mélisse Brunet, will perform Gustav Mahler’s “Totenfeier,” Jennifer Higdon’s “blue cathedral” and Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46” on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Appalachian State University’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and doors to the performance hall will open at 1 p.m.

View larger imageThe Appalachian Symphony Orchestra

The concert is a presentation of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music (HSOM). The event is free of charge and open to the public, and will be streamed live at

The HSOM presents more than 180 concerts and events each year. For more information on upcoming HSOM events, visit

About the Hayes school of Music

Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.