Secrest Artists Series offers five performances for 2019-20

Chick Corea

Five artists are scheduled for the 2019-20 season of the Secrest Artists Series.

They include:

  • Take 6, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  Take 6 is described on the Secrest Artists Series web site as “the pre-eminent a cappella group in the world.”
  • Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride (bass) and Brian Blade (percussion), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Wait Chapel.  Corea is a 22-Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer.
  • Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall. The Secrest web site states Esfahani “has made it his life’s mission to rehabilitate the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments, and to that end his creative programming and work in commissioning new works have drawn the attention of critics and audiences across Europe, Asia and North America.”
  • Elias String Quartet, Feb. 26, 27, 29; 7:30 p.m. each performance, Brendle Recital Hall. The complete string quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed by the Elias String Quartet in six concerts.  The first three will be performed in February 2020, the last three in October 2020. The quartet’s recently recorded Beethoven cycle for the “Wigmore Hall Live” record label “has received wide acclaim from the classical music press and listeners alike,” according to the Secrest web site.
  • A Far Cry, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Brendle Recital Hall.  “Since its founding in 2007, the Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience,” according to the Secrest web site.

Details on tickets are available on the Secrest web site.

Tickets for the community are $5 to $24.

Admission is free for Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and retirees.  Wake Forest University and School of Medicine faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each performance.  Wake Forest University and School of Medicine students receive free admission for themselves.

There is a change this year in regard to tickets and seating.  Reserved seating is being offered.  To ensure admittance, make reservations here.  Or, contact Secrest manager Hayden Barnes at 336-758-5757 or

Walk-up seating is still offered, but not guaranteed.