Wake Forest arts faculty will be highlighted in the 2017 Music Carolina SummerFest, which includes several programs on the University’s campus and is co-directed by Jacqui Carrasco, professor of music.
The festival starts Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Carrasco and music faculty members Peter Kairoff and Evan Richey performing youthful works of Beethoven in the Byrum Welcome Center.
On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Music Carolina SummerFest continues in Brendle Hall with “The Patsy Project” directed by dance faculty members Christina Soriano and Jessie Laurita-Spanglet. The work will feature live performances of the music of Patsy Cline and an intergenerational cast of professional and community dancers, including adults with Parkinson’s disease and children from Wake Forest’s community ballet program.
For more information and tickets, please visit http://musiccarolina.org/.
The following faculty members have been selected to serve as resident professors at the Wake Forest overseas houses in 2015-2016:
Worrell House (London)
- Fall 2015: Page West (Business)
- Spring 2016: Mary Wayne-Thomas (Theatre)
Flow House (Vienna)
- Fall 2015: Robert Hellyer (History)
- Spring 2016: Lisa Kiang (Psychology)
Casa Artom (Venice)
- Fall 2015: Jacqui Carrasco (Music)
- Spring 2016: Wanda Balzano (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Two members of the music faculty will be performing this weekend.
Jacqui Carrasco, an associate professor, will play violin in “Mood Indigo: Songs of Duke Ellington” on Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe County Civic Center in West Jefferson, N.C. Read more about the performance »
Marlene Hoirup, an adjunct faculty member who teaches piano, will present her annual summer program, “Marlene and Friends,” on Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in Stanley, N.D. Read more about the performance »