Scholar to Give Talk at WFU on Rembrandt

October 2, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Speakers

John I. Durham, a Biblical scholar, will present a talk entitled “Celebrating Rembrandt” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. In Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102, Durham will discuss Rembrandt’s life. He will use slides to illustrate his lecture, which will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session. Durham, a 1955 Wake Forest graduate, has […]

Wake Forest Theater Stages “The Crucible”

October 2, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Wake Forest University Theater will open its season with Arthur Miller’s classic historical drama, “The Crucible.” The play, set in Salem, Mass., during the famous 17th century witch trials, will open Friday, Oct. 4, and run through Oct. 13. Based on a true story that occurred in Puritan New England in 1692, “The Crucible” was […]

Klezmer Conservatory Band Brings Yiddish Music to WFU

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Performing both traditional and contemporary Yiddish music, the Klezmer Conservatory Band will open the 1996-97 Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University Saturday, Oct. 5. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Now in its 15th season, the 11-member band takes its name from the type of music it plays. “Klezmer” is a […]

Wake Forest Celebrates Organ’s 40th Anniversary

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Guest organist Marilyn Keiser will perform at Wake Forest University Friday, Oct. 11, in a concert marking the 40th anniversary of Wait Chapel’s organ. The concert, including music from the 1956 dedication ceremony, will begin at 8 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Two pieces repeated from the original program are Handel’s Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. […]

WFU Presents Open Reading of Yeats Screenplay

October 1, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

An open reading of a screenplay based on the life of poet William Butler Yeats will be held at Wake Forest University Sunday, Oct. 6. Written by two 1990 Wake Forest graduates–Sam Peabody of Atlanta and Dave Johnson of New York City–the screenplay will be read at 2 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Readers […]

Fashion Show To Benefit Breast Cancer Services

September 30, 1996  |   Community, Events, Student

The Panhellenic Council at Wake Forest University will present a fall fashion show on Sunday, Oct. 6, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Services Inc. of Forsyth County. The fashion show is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401. An English tea reception will begin at 2 p.m. with […]

Wake Forest to Present One-Woman Play

September 26, 1996  |   Arts & Culture, Events

Wake Forest University Theater will present Belinda Boyd in Anna Deveare Smith’s one-woman play “Fires in the Mirror” at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Mainstage Theater. Boyd is a professional actress and assistant professor of theater at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The play focuses on the 1991 conflict that took […]

This week at Wake Forest

September 26, 1996  |   Events, Speakers

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 […]

Beverly Sills Optimistic About Future of the Arts

September 24, 1996  |   Speakers

Opera legend and arts advocate Beverly Sills told a Wake Forest University audience today that the arts continue to thrive in the United States, despite a lack of support from the government. “We are where we are in the arts not because our government has ever supported it in any way, shape or form,” said […]

Teachers Receive $20,000 Awards for Excellence

September 24, 1996  |   Community, University Announcement

Wake Forest University recognized two outstanding educators with a $20,000 award that was announced during the university’s opening convocation this morning. Grace Elizabeth Hancock, a first-grade teacher in Raleigh, and Rebecca K. Malenkos, a high school English teacher in Carmel, Ind., were named the 1996 recipients of the Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Awards. The […]

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