What would it be like to mix together the music of Hildegard von Bingham, Stravinsky, Chilean folk trumpets, Bach and African drums? Or, how about putting together some of the most dramatic moments from the operas of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart? Participants can explore music from the past 2000 years when they visit “Ultimate Symphonius 2000,” an interactive multimedia installation created by the husband and wife musical duo Barton and Priscilla McLean. Ultimate Symphonius 2000 opens at 11 a.m. March 13 and will be open through March 15. For a complete schedule, call the News Service 336-758-5237.
Wake Forest will celebrate Irish culture from March 13-18 with a series of on-campus events including a film festival and performances of poetry, music and dance. Celebration highlights will include an Irish dance demonstration by Wake Forest senior Kerry O’Hagan and members of Rinse na h’Eireann (The Triad Irish Dancers) on March 14. Events on March 16 will include an Irish poetry reading and performances by Celtic harpist Krista Duran, the Wake Forest Flute Choir, and the Selkie Celtic Music Band. The weeklong celebration will conclude on March 18 with a Community Day at Reynolda House. All events are free and open to the public. The Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish poetry in North America, is sponsoring the celebration. For a complete schedule of events or other information, call the News Service.
Wake Forest alumni and students are preparing for a three-day visit to the town of Wake Forest, carrying into the 21st century a tradition of making pilgrimages to the historic campus where the university was founded in 1834 and remained until 1956. The celebration of the university’s heritage will be held March 31-April 2. Most of those attending the event will be alumni who completed their studies on the university’s original campus, which is now occupied by a Baptist seminary unaffiliated with the university. Students are expected to travel to the “old campus” by bus on Sunday morning, April 2. The buses will leave Wake Forest’s Winston-Salem campus and arrive at the “old campus” in time for a church service, a luncheon and tours.
Members of Wake Forest’s faculty are available for media interviews about the race for the presidency. Faculty from the university’s politics and communication departments can offer insight into topics ranging from candidate image to voter behavior. Please contact the News Service at 336-758-5237 to arrange an interview.
The News Service staff is available to answer media questions about upcoming events, offer story ideas, contact faculty sources and more. To learn more about the News Service staff and obtain contact information, go to www.wfu.edu/wfunews and click on “Staff.”
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