This week at Wake Forest

Gala Premiere of `Since Dawn’ Set

Wake Forest’s composer-in-residence Dan Locklair has created the first musical composition based on Maya Angelou’s 1993 presidential inauguration poem. “Since Dawn (A Tone Poem for Narrator, Chorus and Orchestra based on Maya Angelou’s `On the Pulse of Morning’)” will be premiered by the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Wait Chapel. Angelou will narrate the performance. Brian Gorelick, director of choral ensembles, will conduct the 127-member chorus. The event is part of Wake Forest’s Year of the Arts.

Tournament to Draw High School Debaters

Nearly 1,200 students representing 160 high schools in 35 states will gather at Wake Forest Sept. 27-29 to compete in the National Earlybird Forensics Tournament. Team debate competitions will be held on the Wake Forest campus, while individidual events — such as extemporaneous speaking and humorous interpretation — will be held at North Forsyth High School. Forsyth County high schools fielding teams include North Forsyth and Mt. Tabor. The tournament begins Friday afternoon and ends with an awards assembly at 2 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule, contact the News Bureau.

Computer Executive to Open Series

Ervin F. Kame Jr., president and CEO of Dig International, a manufacturer of computer hardware and software, will speak at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Babcock Graduate School of Management. A member of the Fortune 500 Foundation, Kamm will discuss the values-based management process used by his company. The lecture will be held in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

Categories: Events, Speakers