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.
We may have another cold snap in our future, but for now early spring is in the air. For acclaimed garden designer John Newman that means Cornus, Hamamelis, and Thymelaeaceae. They’re better known as dazzling dogwoods, wonderful witch-hazel, and exciting edgeworthia, and in just a few weeks you’ll be able to see the fruits of John’s labors at the height of their spring season glory throughout Winston-Salem.
“Compelling, moving, magnificent, revelatory, bold, imaginative, and amazingly accurate.” Just some of the adjectives used to describe one of today’s most distinguished and versatile keyboard artists: Peter Sykes. He’s Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Historical Performance Department at Boston University, Director of Music at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, and his bestselling recording of Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets (his own transcription) was named “Best of 1996” by Audio Review.