Arts
2:48 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Low and Lower Live in Studio A, Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, and DaDa Poetry on Triad Arts Weekend

Triad Arts Weekend: November 1, 2013

Get ready for some zany musical fun, a hearty tribute to Dada, and kids saying the darnedest things today on the show. Virtuoso cellist Brooks Whitehouse and virtuoso bassist Paul Sharpe let their inner theatrical selves shine right on through with Low & Lower Live in Studio A. And conductor Matthew Troy from the Winston-Salem Symphony is here to help us Discover their many talents. Then, well it’s performance art and poetry like you’ve never experienced before with Lynn Book and Amy Catanzano. They’re truly devoted to Dada, and if you don’t know what that means—stick around and get set to be the life of your next party. Then, nothing puts it all in perspective like a young person. The wonderful young singers in the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus are here to show us the importance of art in our lives. They’ll also be singing the praises of their fearless leader Ms. Barbara Beattie. 20 years of great choral directing and she’s still rockin’ it as hard as ever.

Low and Lower and Matthew Troy

David Ford chats with Winston-Salem Symphony conductor Matthew Troy and then Low and Lower perform live in Studio A.

When it comes to music, the fun of discovery has never been lost on the Winston-Salem Symphony. Their Discovery Concerts for kids (AND their families) are always packed with great learning experiences and fun! From the pre-concert instrumental petting zoos, and meet and greets with orchestra musicians and conductors, to the inventive concert program themes like music in sports, the wild west, and more, audiences are treated to an action-packed hour of fun. Then, there’s the music itself performed by some of the region's finest classical musicians, and this weekend’s Discovery Concert Sunday afternoon, November 3rd in Reynolds Auditorium does not disappoint!

Tricks and Treats is a hauntingly beautiful outpouring of ghoulish delights will include the always scary Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Mussorgsky’s ever eerie Night on Bald Mountain, and many, many more spine tingling tunes. Plus, this Discovery Concert has special guests Low & Lower. Cellist Brooks Whitehouse (Low) and Paul Sharpe (Lower) are the Click and Clack of Chamber Music, Mozart Meets Mad Magazine, and then some. The two Winston-Salem Symphony principal players are awfully tough to describe, so without further adieu...Low & Lower joins us Live in Studio A! They're gonna kick things off with their Gilbert and Sullivan-inspired Modern Music Genius.

Winston-Salem Youth Chorus 

David Ford talks with members of the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus and the director and artistic founder Barbara Beattie.

Choral singing provides young people with an exciting entree into the world of music, and a lifetime of arts appreciation. Over the past 20 years, children in and around Forsyth County have thoroughly enjoyed their experiences rehearsing with and performing in the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, under the direction of Founder, Artistic & Executive Director Barbara Beattie. On Saturday, November 2, they’ll be celebrating their big 20th anniversary concert in the Stevens Center beginning at 7:00 PM. On the program will be audience favorites plus a world premiere by renowned composer Dan Locklair set to a new poem by former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. WSYC members Daniel Prescott, Paul Gunter, Josh Boose, Olivia Wright Ruth Kelley, Sam Cashwell, Carmen Hardy, and Adria Fawlkner share their thoughts.

DaDa Poetry

David Ford chats with Lynn Book and Amy Catanzano about Ursonate.

WFU Associate Director of the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Lynn Book is a generative transmedia artist. About 99% of the time, Lynn performs her own work including collaborations. It’s a unique blend of speech, song, poetry, theatre, and multi-media work. Since the early 1980s the remaining 1% Lynn’s concertizing includes the greatest sound poem of the 20th century: Ursonate by German artist Kurt Schwitters. 

 Schwitters was primarily known for his Dadaist collages. Dada laid the groundwork for abstract art and sound poetry, and it helped launch the performance art movement. Schwitters was also active in visual art, constructivism, surrealism, poetry, sound, sculpture, graphic design, and typography, but many feel that his Ursonate is the most influential work he ever made. On Tuesday night, November 5th at 7 PM, you can hear Lynn Book perform this remarkable work. It’s part of the exhibition “Letterforming” going on at the Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Gallery in the Scales Fine Arts Center on the WFU campus. Lynn will be introduced by poet, experimental fiction writer and WFU Assistant Professor of English Amy Catanzano. Amy’s also the Poet-in-Residence and Director of the Creative Writing Program there.

Lynn’s new book is titled Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life just out on Edward Elgar Publishing. You can celebrate the book’s launch with Lynn on November 20th from 5-6:30PM in Reynolda Hall’s Green Room on the WFU campus. Lynn was joined by WFU Assistant Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence and Director of the Creative Writing Program Amy Catanzano. Amy’s third book is coming out in late November. It's a cross-genre work that combines poetry with fiction entitled Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella. It’s being published as the recipient of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction. 

  

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