September 25-27, 2008
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Music - Lee Hall - BMC
Music on the porch of Lee Hall, 1930s
Courtesy of the Black Mountain College Arts Center


John Cage "Variations IV" - Spirit of BMC

BMC 75th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we weave together community and the individual, experimental learning and traditional education, and the mountains of Asheville with the foothills of Hickory for Lenoir-Rhyne College’s celebration of the arts through literature, music, and dance. This is the Black Mountain College celebration; the 75th anniversary of the educational experiment that worked. BMC, 1933-1957, was one of the most important and influential experiments in education in the 20th century.  Its teachers and students went on to shape dance, music, theatre, literature, architecture, and the visual arts for the next several decades.  BMC was also a response to the rigid educational models ...  more >>>
Performers & Performances
Lee Ann Brown
John Cheek
Cilla Vee - Life Arts (Claire Elizabeth Barratt & Elisa Faires)
Thomas Rain Crowe & the Boatrockers
Jeff Davis
Mary Emma Harris
Hickory Museum of Art: "The Spirit of Black Mountain" Art Exhibition
Lisa Jarnot
Galway Kinnell
Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers
Lenoir-Rhyne School of Music
Thomas Meyer
N.C. Dance Theatre & N.C. School of the Arts
Ted Pope
Kathryn Ramsby
Michael Rumaker
Nils Vigeland


For more information contact BMCCelebration@lrc.edu