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Wake Forest music department announces October events

September 20, 2006

The Wake Forest University Department of Music will present nine concerts and two music lectures in October. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Oct. 6: Student Showcase Concert, 8 p.m.

This annual concert will highlight the talent of Wake Forest’s best student musicians, who are chosen by the music faculty to perform.

Oct. 7: Music Lecture: “Reconstructing ‘Shakespeare’s Songbook’” with Ross Duffin, 11 a.m.

Ross Duffin, author of “Shakespeare’s Songbook” and former host and producer of “Micrologus: Exploring the World of Early Music” on National Public Radio, will bring all of Shakespeare’s musical source material together for the first time and discuss the interplay between words, music and drama in Shakespeare’s plays.

Oct. 8: Faculty Piano Recital with Louis Goldstein, 8 p.m.

Louis Goldstein, pianist and professor of music at Wake Forest, will perform “Triadic Memories,” one of Morton Feldman’s long-form masterpieces. The piece is a 110-minute, single movement composition.

Oct. 17: Lecture Recital: “South American Folk Music and Modern Composition” with the Alturas Duo and Javier Farias, 3 p.m., Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 306.

Carlos Boltes and Scott Hill of the Alturas Duo and Chilean composer Javier Farias will hold a lecture recital to discuss Farias’ music and the influence the traditional folk music of a country has on modern classical music.

Oct. 17: Alturas Duo with Javier Farias, 8 p.m.

The Alturas Duo, featuring Carlos Boltes, viola and charango, and Scott Hill, guitar, will perform an evening of Latin American traditional and modern music with Chilean composer and guitarist Javier Farias. The concert will feature the premiere of Farias’ latest piece for charango and guitar written in honor of martyred Chilean political activist Victor Jara.

Oct. 19: “American Music Old and New,” Fall Choral Concert, 8 p.m.

The Wake Forest Concert Choir will present a concert featuring traditional American choral works and the works of modern American composers. Pieces by William Billings, Randall Thompson, Dan Locklair and Jeffrey Van will be included. The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble will perform pieces by American women composers, including Williametta Spencer and Carol Barnett. The combined choirs will perform the spiritual “Deep River” and Thompson’s “The Last Words of David.”

Oct. 20: Carlos Perez in Concert, 8 p.m.

Chilean guitarist Carlos Perez, winner of the 2005 Andres Segovia competition for solo classical guitar composition, will perform a concert of Latin American music. The concert will feature the music of Venezuelan composer Antonio Lauro in honor of the twentieth anniversary of his death.

Oct. 22: Eine kleine Kammermusik, 3 p.m.

The concert will feature chamber music by Mozart performed by Teresa Radomski, soprano; Eileen Young, clarinet; Christina Placilla, viola; and Thomas Turnbull, fortepiano.

Oct. 24: An Evening of Baroque Chamber Music, 8 p.m.

Stewart Carter, recorder; Selina Carter, viola da gamba; and Susan Bates, harpsichord, will perform a concert of baroque chamber music.

Oct. 29: Antonio di Cristofano in Concert, 3 p.m.

Antonio di Cristofano, considered one of Italy’s finest young pianists, will perform a concert including works by Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart, Franz Liszt, Alban Berg and Schumann.

Oct. 31: Annual Halloween Orchestra Concert, 12 p.m.

This challenging, unpredictable concert features live theater with live music and an orchestra in full costume. During the concert, the Wake Forest Orchestra performs musical excerpts while the faculty performs a surprise scenario and the musicians interject surprise tricks. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Call (336)758-5364 beginning Oct. 23 to reserve tickets.

For information about any of these concerts, call (336)758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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