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Appalachian Chorale performs Dec. 2

BOONE—The Appalachian Chorale will perform works by Johann Adolf Hasse, Franz Biebl and Felix Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

Appalachian Symphony Band and Trombone Choir perform Dec. 3

BOONE—The Appalachian Symphony Band’s Dec. 3 program, “Hymns, Carols, and Elves!,” features whimsical, spiritual and rousing works for brass, woodwinds and percussionists.

Carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods impairs athletic performance

NCRC KANNAPOLIS—A recent study by David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, found that a special type of carbohydrate, raffinose, found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior to intense exercise.

Jazz dinner at the Meadowview Inn to benefit Appalachian’s jazz program

BOONE—Jazz Ensemble I from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will present An Evening of Big Band Christmas Jazz and Buffet Dinner Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.

Appalachian Gospel Choir performs Nov. 23

BOONE—Traditional and contemporary gospel songs will be performed Nov. 23 at Appalachian State University. The Appalachian Gospel Choir will take the stage at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin performed Nov. 23

BOONE—Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin fill the program for the Appalachian Repertory Orchestra performance Nov. 23. The program begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. William Selle is the conductor. Admission is free.

Appropriate technology presentations held Nov. 19 and 21

BOONE—Representatives from companies involved with solar energy technologies will speak Nov. 19 and 21 at Appalachian State University. Their presentations are sponsored by The Sustainable Energy Society and the appropriate technology program in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.

High school and university student musicians perform Nov. 24

BOONE—The Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band from Raleigh will join the Appalachian Wind Ensemble for a Nov. 24 performance at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.