Dan Locklair and the Premiere of "Requiem"
How often do you get to hear the world premiere of a piece of music? You have an opportunity to do just that on Sunday, November 1st. It's the world premiere of Dan Locklair's "Requiem." Locklair is a renowned composer, whose work is widely performed across the United States and around the world. His music has been performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys of New York City, and the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of London. On Sunday, the local St. Paul's Choir, guest soloists, and members of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra will be performing "Requiem." The premiere will be part of Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints. The performance starts at 5:00pm and is free and open to the public. David Ford spoke with Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University Dan Locklair.
Have you ever tried really hard to impress someone you liked? Planned a clandestine meeting? Maybe you're great at coming up with those convenient excuses for why you couldn't be at that social gathering? If any of these sound familiar, it won't be hard to connect with Wake Forest University Theatre's production of a comedic classic. Oscar Wilde's 1895 play, The Importance of Being Earnest still resonates with audiences. Director and Professor of Theatre Cindy Genrich told Bethany why this play is such a fan favorite. She's joined by Associate Teaching Professor of Theatre, Leah Roy, who also plays Lady Bracknell. Cindy speaks first. The play opens this Friday, October 30th and runs through November 8th. For showtimes and tickets, click here.
Deonna Kelli Sayed is a storyteller. She writes of culture, life, love, faith, image. She writes about everything. And for a time, the stories Deonna was telling were ghost stories. She's the author of Paranormal Obsession: America's Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits. Bethany spoke with Deonna about her book which outlines Deonna's personal journey into the ghost-hunting practice as well as the political, cultural, and social theories surrounding the paranormal. Deonna's work is also featured in I speak For Myself: Faithfully Feminist, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times featured anthology Love InShallah, The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women.