Phuzz Phest, Guys and Dolls, Organist Jimmy Jones, and the Secrest Artist Series

Phuzz Phest, Guys and Dolls, Organist Jimmy Jones, and the Secrest Artist Series

1:47pm Apr 10, 2015
UNCSA presents "Guys and Dolls."
Christine Rucker courtesy of UNCSA

Phuzz Phest

The 5th Annual Phuzz Phest kicks off on Friday April 17th, and runs through Sunday April 19th. The threeday festival will feature over 60 bands and solo artists at venues across downtown Winston-Salem, including the newly opened Bailey Park in the Innovation Quarter. Of those bands nearly two thirds of them are from North Carolina, and half of those from the Triad. Some of the bands performing have stopped by WFDD on their way to a performance or album release, and we’re going to bring you some of those interviews today: 


Jeffrey Dean Foster

Must Be The Holy Ghost

Caleb Caudle

Aquatic Ceremony


UNCSA Guys and Dolls

Guys & Dolls with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser comes to The Stevens Center this month courtesy of UNC School of the Arts. Broadway veterans  Gus Kaikkonen who directs, and vocal coach Greg Walter, and UNCSA student actors Nickolaus Gordan (who plays Nathan Detroit) and Meagan Kimberly Smith (who plays Miss Adelaide) share what makes this musical and the School of Drama so great. The proof is in the pudding, and in this case the performance we feature in today's show, recorded by Nickolaus and Meagan in one take in our studio.

The UNC School of the Arts production of Guys & Dolls in the Stevens Center runs through the 19th. 


Organist Jimmy Jones

Organist and UNC School of the Arts alumnus James Jones has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor throughout the U.S. and abroad. Next weekend he’ll be joined by Winston-Salem Symphony superstars trumpeter Anita Cirba and concertmaster Corine Brouwer in recital at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro.  It will be a recital with a wide variety of music, sounds and textures all connected by the king of the concert stage: the mighty pipe organ!

On Friday, April 17th Jones will be in recital at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. The concert begins at 7:30 pm with organ solo, and he’ll later be joined by the great trumpet player Anita Cirba and Winston-Salem Symphony concert master Corine Brouwer on music from the movie Schindler’s List by John Williams arranged by Jimmy Jones, and more. 


Inon Barnatan and Alisa Weilerstein

She is the most talked about cellist in the world today. He was recently named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association, a three-season appointment for the pianist including multiple concerto and chamber collaborations with the orchestra.

American Alisa Weilerstein and Israeli Inon Barnatan come to the Triad courtesy of theSecrest Artists Series

On Thursday night, April 16th at 7:30 PM the powerhouse piano duo of Inon and world renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein will perform in Brendle Recital Hall on the Wake Forest University campus.

On the program music by Rachmoninoff, Joseph Hallman, Franz Schubert and Beethoven, his Sonata No. 5.

Triad To Do

This week, David recommends the Cobblestone Farmer's Market (it's back starting April 18th), Bethany suggests you take in some art on Slow Art Day this Saturday, April 11th (Weatherspoon Art Museum and SECCA are participating), and Eddie enumerates the many festivals coming soon (Full Frame Documentary Film FestivalPhuzz Phest, RiverRun International Film Festival, Merlefest, and Tuckfest) .

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