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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 01
    Salem Academy Student Art Exhibition
    Saturday 1:00 PM
    Exhibit Dates: November 1 - December 19 A wide variety of materials are utilized, from oil painting and oil pastels, to charcoal and colored pencil, to explore identity, self, and memory with respect to each artist. Students in the advanced level courses represent transitioning from discovery of the artistic medium to how the medium can be applied to best express their ideas and emotions. Composition and content choices are also being dealt with on a conceptual level as the artists have learned to make every choice with intention, manipulating forms and color to express their inner thoughts most clearly.
  • Nov 07
    Salem Sings! Salem Chamber Choir, Chorale, and SuperTonix Fall Concert
    Friday 7:30 PM
    This exciting and eclectic program spans 300 years of choral music and will include music by Vivaldi, written for women of the Pieta. The concert will also offer diverse music of the world, music by Orban, and selections by the popular acappella jazz ensemble, SuperTonix. Featuring Sonja Sepulveda, conductor, and Carmine Mann and Pamela Haire, accompanists.
  • Nov 13
    Salem Academy Theatre Presents The Nerd by Larry Shue
    Thursday 7:00 PM
    Performance times: Thursday - Saturday, November 13 - 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. This hilarious play shows us life when a guest just won’t leave, a guest capable of destroying your relationships, jobs, and life in just a matter of days. Willum feels he owes his guest, Rick Steadman, for saving his life during the war, but Rick is completely impossible to have around. From games with bags on their heads, to a monster costume, to a ruined architecture design, Willum and his friends, Tansy and Axel, come up with a plan to get Rick to leave. The Nerd will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Free admission
  • Nov 14
    Robert Allen Ruckman: "AUM Salem" - Reception
    Friday 6:00 PM
    Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6 Reception: Friday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AUM Salem is an all-goddess exhibit, and the name of the largest painting dedicated to the genius of Salem College. These “flow paintings” embody each goddess’ power and imagination, the union of sound and light. Ruckman’s unique approach to technique and content comes from viewing the artist as medium, an intermediary between spirits and humans. Using ancient hermetic practices, he anchors the thought-form of these goddesses to the canvas. The paint coalesces around the etheric forms as it is manipulated both physically and psychically. The images that emerge from this process are the result of Ruckman’s meditation upon the co-creational union with his subject, constituting what he calls “Abstract Portraiture.”
  • Nov 14
    Suffragettes: Votes, Violence, Victory - Reception
    Friday 6:00 PM
    Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6 Reception: Friday, November 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. On March 3, 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C., marked the cumulative achievement of Suffragettes after generations of struggle. “Votes, Violence, Victory” celebrates the Suffragettes and pays homage to women for their enduring fight for gender equality. From Sarah M. Grimke, abolitionist and feminist from South Carolina, to Rosa Parks, who took a powerfully modest stand, a movement develops and expands. Women activists, often portrayed as ambitious, radical, pushy, and unwomanly, have been less celebrated for securing many of these liberties. Ultimately, society’s embrace of peaceful change arrives through those who soldiered and suffered brave causes.
  • Nov 14
    Legacy Alive! - Piano Appassionata
    Friday 7:30 PM
    Friday, November 14 | 7:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, November 15 Piano Master Class with Barbara Nissman: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Piano Symposium “A Piano Legacy Lost?”: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hailed as “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein,” Barbara Nissman continues the grand bravura tradition of romantic pianism in works by Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Beethoven.
  • Nov 15
    Legacy Alive! - Piano Appassionata
    Saturday 10:00 AM
    Piano Master Class with Barbara Nissman: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Piano Symposium “A Piano Legacy Lost?”: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hailed as “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein,” Barbara Nissman continues the grand bravura tradition of romantic pianism in works by Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Beethoven.
  • Nov 22
    Crossing Musical Genres: Becca Stevens and the DeCoda String Quartet
    Saturday 7:30 PM
    Becca Stevens, a Winston-Salem native based in Brooklyn, has established an international career as a singer and composer with a style influenced by jazz, folk, pop, and classical music. This one-time performance features Becca Stevens on guitar, ukulele, charango, and vocals, the DeCoda String Quartet, the Fire Pink Trio, Barbara Lister-Sink on piano, and Steven Hall, singer/songwriter. It provides an opportunity to hear the eclectic sounds of the Becca Stevens Band transformed into lush and intimate arrangements for the DeCoda String Quartet.
  • Dec 04
    Salem College Christmas Candlelight Service
    Thursday 4:15 PM
    Join us for our traditional Moravian Christmas Candlelight worship service. This event features Salem College chaplain Rev. Dr. Amy Rio-Anderson delivering inspiring words of the season, along with student readers sharing the Christmas story. The Salem College Choirs, directed by Sonja Sepulveda, share accompanying music to warm the heart. The service ends with the beautiful lighting of Moravian candles. Come and celebrate with us!
  • Dec 06
    Blind Idol Competition Semi-Finals
    Saturday 2:00 PM
    A Brighter Path Programs of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind (IFB) will partner with the arts and not-for-profit management departments of Salem College for Blind Idol, a vocal competition open to residents of North Carolina who are legally blind. The semi-finals will be held at Salem College and will feature the top 20 contestants of Blind Idol. Since its inception in 2009, the choir at Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind has had the vision to perform for those who will listen. Inspired by the versatility of blind musicians, Anastasia Powell, an employee of IFB who is blind, decided to organize a competition that would feature the talents of North Carolina blind residents. Chris Flynt, an employee of IFB and a musician who is blind, believes that “you don’t need to see to be a performer or to enjoy music. You just have to feel it in your heart.” This free event has general admission seating and reservations are not required. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind.

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