Last season, the series was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Klein said, but nearly all of the performers in the 2020-21 season have been rescheduled during that season and the 2022-23 season.
“We are working on postponing a few more – we lost a recital by an internationally renowned pianist and a performance by a dance company that we had planned to co-present with UNCSA at the Stevens Center,” a- he declared.
He added: “The Secrest Artist Series has long been a feather in the hat of Wake Forest University and the Winston-Salem Art World. I have been honored to be its artistic director for the past nine years and am delighted that we can finally return to our mission of bringing world-class performing arts to the community of Winston-Salem.
On December 2, Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear will perform a special Holiday Secrest concert at Brendle Recital Hall. Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Goodyear will present one of his flagship works – his virtuoso solo piano transcription of the complete ballet Casse – Hazelnut by Tchaikovsky.
Apollo’s Fire will be on stage January 27 at Wait Chapel. A graduate of Wake Forest, Jeannette Sorrell (’86) will lead the early music chamber orchestra Apollo’s Fire in a program of concertos for multiple instruments by Bach and Vivaldi. This is a concert in honor of the 50th anniversary of Casa Artom in Wake Forest in Venice.