Jan. 6, 2010/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo available upon request)
UNCSA CHANCELLOR JOHN MAUCERI TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT OUR STATE
MAGAZINE’S 12TH ANNUAL
WINSTON-SALEM – University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor John Mauceri will be the keynote speaker for Our State magazine's 12th Annual “Best of Our State” celebration at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville this weekend, Jan. 8-10.
Billed by Our State magazine as “a memorable weekend of North Carolina music, history, humor, literature, art, and food,” the “Best of Our State” celebration will be shared by about 900 North Carolinians.
Chancellor Mauceri will speak at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Heritage Room in the Sammons Wing. His topics will include UNCSA and the economic and educational powers of the arts.
Chancellor John Mauceri
photo by Donald Dietz
Other speakers for the “Best of Our State” weekend will include John Hart, New York Times best-selling author; Connie Regan Blake, nationally known storyteller; humorist Charles Petty; Cecelia Budd Grimes, author of “What It Means To Be Southern” series of books; Carol Buie-Jackson, gardener and wildlife enthusiast; and David Brook, director of the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History.
Entertainment for the weekend will include the UNC Clef Hangers, Carolina’s oldest a cappella group, and Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion.
For more information about the “Best of Our State,” call Amy Wood, Our State marketing director, at 800-948-1409. For reservations, call the Grove Park Inn at 800-438-5800.
Chancellor Mauceri holds the lifetime title of Founding
Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, which was
created for him in 1991 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic,
and with whom he led more than 300 concerts to a total
audience of more than 4 million people. He has written
for and appeared on radio and television and has
delivered keynote speeches and papers for major artistic
and educational institutions, such as Harvard
University, the American Academy in Berlin, the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center, the American
Musicological Society, and the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences.
Upcoming events include Porgy and Bess with Washington National Opera and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra in both Winston-Salem and Raleigh, for the reopening of the North Carolina Museum of Art in the spring.
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