Secrest Artist Series presents Orchestre National de Lyon

This is a guest post from the Secrest Artists Series:

Gil Shaham

One of the oldest and most respected orchestras in France, Orchestre National de Lyon comes to Wake Forest Feb. 23 for a performance featuring internationally-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin and violin virtuoso Gil Shaham. The program will feature works by Ravel, Berlioz’s “Symphony Fantastique,” and Shaham’s signature work, the richly romantic violin concerto by American composer Samuel Barber.

The performance, presented by the Secrest Artists Series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Due to the popularity of this performance, the Secrest Artist Series encourages you to arrive early for the best seating selection. Seating is first-come-first served. Doors open at 7 p.m.

A pre-performance talk at 6:40 p.m. will be led by Professor of Music David Levy, author of “Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony.”

Wake Forest faculty, staff and retirees–all Wake Forest campuses–receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. Wake Forest students–all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools–receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU ID at the door.

Tickets for members of the community range in price from $5-$24. Tickets and more information at or (336)758-5757.