Founded in 1991 by Warren Wilson College President Douglas M. Orr, Jr., The Swannanoa Gathering is a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College. With a limited enrollment and an 'open' format which allows each student to select their own curriculum from a variety of courses, they offer an intimate, supportive community experience for students of all abilities, featuring a staff of some of the finest performers and teachers in the world.
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The Swannanoa Chamber Festival Players are a group of outstanding professional musicians from Florida, New York, California, Michigan and Ohio who perform together each year at the Festival. The wind-players and pianist have been playing together at the festival for at least a decade. By working together for so many years, they have developed a mutual understanding of each other's sensibilities, resulting in performances of enormous energy and style. This "chemistry" is one of the reasons the performances are, consistently, at such a high level.
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The Warren Wilson College Theatre houses a full season of theatrical productions, concerts, and special events throughout the year. Warren Wilson Theatre productions are open to participation by members of the greater Asheville community. During the summer, it is home to the concerts of Swannanoa Gathering and the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival.
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