The sarod along with the sitar, is the most popular and prominent instrument in the classical music of Northern India. It’s fretless and can mimic vocal qualities with continuous slides between notes. Its sympathetic strings and bowl-like resonator give it a deep, reverberant quality. Last year we lost one of the world’s pre-eminent Sarod masters, Guru Pandit Laxmikant Doshi. He received the highest honor awarded to a citizen of India for his contributions in the field of Classical music, the “Gaurav Puraskar”. His son Gaurang studied with Dr.
Sonya E. Henderson’s path to becoming an independent international recording, performing and songwriting artist is a long and unique one. The Winston-Salem native first exploded on the scene in her early teens as a dominant force on the North Forsyth High School women’s basketball team. She became one of the first African American women to be offered a full basketball scholarship to Wake Forest University where she received her B.A. in Mass Communications & Theatre Arts.
Southern Constellations is an NEA funded curatorial project now in its second season at Elsewhere, Greensboro’s living museum. The fellowship program brings six dynamic artist teams from across our region for special residencies at Elsewhere where they explore experimental art in the South. Composer, soprano saxophonist, ethnomusicologist, and educator Andrew Raffo Dewar was the fourth of 6 Southern Constellations fellow artists to work on site at Elsewhere.
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet invites you to come explore the twists and turns of everyday city life through the eyes and movements of Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer Gary Taylor. “Metropolis” a cityscape story screaming to be told returns to the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem with opening night Friday, March 21st, at 8:00pm. Metropolis features new music composed by Chris Heckman, Eric Schwartz, Tracy Thornton and John Wilson.