March 21, 2011/For Immediate Release (NOTE: these events have been
entered into your online calendars)
UNCSA ANNOUNCES CHANGES
WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has announced changes to its Spring Performance Calendar. Three previously announced Conductors Search Orchestra Concerts, on April 2, 9, and 16, have been replaced.
The calendar changes are:
UNCSA Symphony Orchestra and Cantata
Each of the three concerts offers free admission. For more information, contact the UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945 or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances.
The Conductors Search Concerts were to have featured a guest conductor who was a finalist for the faculty position at UNCSA. School of Music Dean Wade Weast announced last October that Allbritten was appointed interim conductor. “His conducting will be supplemented by a guest conductor or two, which will provide our students with the much needed stability of a regular conductor as well as the perspective of an occasional guest,” Weast said.
UNCSA Chancellor John Mauceri will continue to conduct the orchestra on occasion, as his schedule allows, Weast added.
Allbritten is the artistic director of
UNCSA’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute,
as well as the principal conductor and
artistic director of Piedmont Opera
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.