Spring is the air

Arts and culture are essential facets of the Wake Forest experience – this spring is no exception. As students make their way back for second semester and temperatures slowly begin to rise, take a glance at the variety of theatrical and musical performances, gallery exhibitions and visiting artists series that students, faculty and staff can anticipate this spring at the Forest.

OMA9th Annual GospelFest
Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.
Brendle Recital Hall

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Gospel recording artist Ernest Pugh with special guest Charles Clark and the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir at the 9th Annual GospelFest.

embersEmbers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz
Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Ring Theatre

Described as a marvel, novelist, poet, and  inventor of designs for spaceships and secret codes, Petr Ginz was only 16 when he was murdered by Nazis. “Embers and Stars, The Story of Petr Ginz” is a story about imagination and courage, about family, love and unquenchable curiosity. Read more about “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,” Wake Forest’s award-winning documentary film that inspired the play.

portraitSecrest Pre-Performance Talk with Peter Kairoff
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:40 p.m.
Balcony Room of Wait Chapel

The Secrest Artists Series presents world-class performances free of charge to students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest University, and each event is accompanied by a pre-concert talk. Peter Kairoff, professor of music, director of Wake Forest’s campus in Venice, Italy, and noted as one of America’s finest keyboard performers (Oxford MAIL, England), will lead February’s pre-performance discussion.

Orpheus-Chamber-Orchestra1Secrest Artist Series presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Wait Chapel

Performing without a conductor and integrating musicians into virtually every facet of the organization, Orpheus empowers its members and infuses performances with unparalleled energy.

ocgOur Country’s Good
Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre

The Olivier and Tony Award winning play, “Our Country’s Good” tells the moving, sometimes painful, and often funny story of the dedication and passion a group of convicts in one of the remotest corners of their known world, poured into the production of a play that changed their lives.

CopleySurvey of American Art: Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Architecture
Jan. 22 – April 30, 2 p.m.
Reynolda House

Join Elizabeth Chew, the Betsy Main Babcock Director of the Curatorial and Education Division, for this Wake Forest University course. Explore how the Museum’s collections, and Reynolda itself, fit into the larger story of American art.

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