Triad Arts Weekend: April 19, 2013
This week on Triad Arts Weekend, David Ford talks with UNC School of the Arts Chancellor John Mauceri on the School of the Art's upcoming Spring Dance Concert. It’ll be a pretty bold 4-piece concert salute to Igor Stravinsky’s "The Rite of Spring" which turns 100 next month. On June 30, 2013 world-renowned conductor, educator, John Mauceri will step down as UNC School of the Arts Chancellor, but he’s certainly going out with a bang. On Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm in the Stevens Center he’ll conduct the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra in a whopper of a concert—his last as Chancellor. Symphonic Dances celebrates the enduring legacy of Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballet Russe with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Jeux—his final masterpiece which premiered 100 years ago in Paris. Also music by Borodin, Ravel and a world concert premiere by UNCSA music alumnus Leo Hurley, his impressionistic score to the 2012 UNCSA dance film Molly Under the Moon, conducted by Michael Dwinell
Then, renowned Peruvian-born Chilean-raised author Isabel Allende has a new book out titled Maya's Notebook, and she’s headed to Winston-Salem for a conversation about it with her fans at Salem College. The writer has been captivating readers (and moviegoers – she’s also written screenplays) for decades. Her books have been translated into over 27 languages. Isabel Allende's new novel, Maya’s Notebook will be released Tuesday, April 23rd and tells the story of Maya Vidal, an adolescent who becomes trapped in a world of drugs, sex, and violence in Las Vegas after the devastating death of her beloved grandfather. Isabel recently spoke with Associate Producer Bethany Chafin from her office in Sausalito, California. Isabel Allende will visit Winston-Salem on May 2nd to participate in the Bookmarks Book Festival and will be speaking at the Hanes Auditorium at the Robert E. Elberson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Salem College. Tickets are $18.