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Staff milestones February 2018

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Comings and goings for January 2017

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Secrest Artists Series begins season with Fretwork


Wake Forest University will host Fretwork on Thursday, Oct. 13. at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. The performance launches the 2016-17 season of the Secrest Artists Series.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Fretwork is the world’s leading viol consort—a historically-informed chamber ensemble who plays the music of early modern England on Renaissance instruments that are the forerunners to modern-day stringed instruments. Their recordings have won both the Grand Prix du Disque and a Gramophone Award, and they have been featured on the soundtracks of two films by the American director Jim Jarmusch. The concert program will feature works by Byrd, Gibbon, Purcell, Taverner and Tye.

A pre-concert talk, led by Stewart Carter, chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University, past-president of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and also of the American Musical Instrument Society, will begin at 6:40 p.m.

Wake Forest and WFUBMC faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU and WFUBMC students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. at the door.

Tickets for members of the community range in price from $5-$18. Tickets and more information at secrest.wfu.edu or (336) 758-5757.

A list of Secrest Artists Series performances for 2016-17 is available here.

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Professor of Music Richard Heard

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff May 9 by Communications and External Relations:

We are saddened to announce that Richard Heard, professor of music, died May 8 in Winston-Salem after a long illness.

Dr. Heard joined Wake Forest’s faculty in 1996.  He was an accomplished concert singer who had performed many years across the country and in Europe.  In his extensive career, he had received numerous awards.

We grieve Dr. Heard’s death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.

Information about a service for Dr. Heard will be announced to faculty, staff and students once his family has made arrangements.  A campus memorial service is expected to be held next fall semester.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

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