Past Events

  • Chad Smith

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:30pm

    Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

    Native American Speaker & Performance Series

    Chad Smith, the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is a soft spoken strategic thinker who has been a powerful force in building businesses and working toward self-sufficient Native American nations. During his tenure as Principal... Read More

  • Cornel West

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm

    Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena

    "Author and political philosopher Dr. Cornel West discussed the role of race, gender and class in America before a full house at the University of North Carolina Asheville’s Kimmel Arena on Wednesday night."
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  • Orchid Ensemble

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Some call it New Classical, others say it’s World Fusion. Labels aside, “intercultural music is about breaking down barriers,” says Moshe Denburg, collaborator with Orchid Ensemble. This group innovates a cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians with ancient instruments and... Read More

  • Paul Chaat Smith

    Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:45pm

    Highsmtih Union, Alumni Hall

    Native American Speaker & Performance Series

    As an associate curator at Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, author and essayist Smith focuses on the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture. His most recent book, Everything You Know about Indians Is... Read More

  • Sirius.B

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:00pm

    Highsmith Union Grotto

    Transport yourself to an atmosphere of campfires and caravans with Sirius.B's "three-ring circus of sound." Blending folk instrumentation with brassband-style drum, electric guitar and kazoo, this music cheers you on to make new friends and dance with perfect strangers. 

    Free and open to... Read More

  • Pan Harmonia

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    Celebrated for its creative programs, fantastic musicianship and joy-filled chamber music performances, Pan Harmonia returns for a third year! Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, this superb company brings enticing, soulful sounds and some of NC's finest musicians to UNC Asheville.

    Kate... Read More

  • Dead Man Walking Opera

    Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    We have sold out of UNC Asheville affiliate discount tickets for Dead Man Walking.

    The show is not sold out yet; full price tickets are still available. To purchase ticket go to the producer's website:... Read More

  • Principal Chief Michell Hicks

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30pm

    Highsmith Union, Alumni Hall

    UNC Asheville is honored to welcome Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians as keynote speaker to the forthcoming 2013-14 Native American Speaker Series. Born and raised in Cherokee, North Carolina, Chief Hicks serves on a joint tribal, state and... Read More

  • Junior Walk

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Highsmith Union, Alumni Hall

    From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being forced out of his house for speaking out against the coal company, Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. His courage and clear voice calling for change has been widely recognized. Today Walk works with Coal... Read More

  • Celtic Crossroads

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

    Lipinsky Auditorium

    AN EXHILARATING FUSION of Eastern European Gypsy music, bluegrass, classical and jazz, Celtic Crossroads features seven world-class musicians playing more than 20 instruments onstage. Magical interludes from the haunting uilleann pipes, low whistles and Irish harp will transport you to the... Read More