March 21, 2013/For Immediate Release, high res. photo available
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UNCSA CHANCELLOR JOHN MAUCERI TO DELIVER TWO UPCOMING PUBLIC LECTURES
(Winston-Salem) University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor John Mauceri will deliver two upcoming public lectures. On March 28, Mauceri will speak at California State University at Northridge as part of the Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speaker Series in the Mark Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication. On April 4, he will be the featured speaker at the 8th annual James P. Elder Lecture at Elon University.
Last fall, Chancellor Mauceri and UNCSA School of Dance Dean Susan Jaffe were panelists -- along with Yo-Yo Ma and other national arts leaders -- at an academic symposium on the topic in Chapel Hill. It was part of a year-long celebration of “The Rite of Spring at 100” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
As part of that same year-long celebration, on April 20
and 21, Chancellor Mauceri will conduct the UNCSA
Orchestra when UNC’s Carolina Performing Arts presents
UNCSA’s Spring Dance Concert at Memorial Hall in Chapel
Hill. A bold, four-piece concert inspired by The Rite
of Spring, Spring Dance begins with Shen Wei’s
contemporary envisioning of Rite set to
Stravinsky’s original two-piano version. The production
draws from the most provocative works of the Ballets
Russes with an orchestral performance of Afternoon of
a Faun, an historic re-creation of Debussy’s Jeux,
with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky (as reconstructed
by Millicent Hodson) and sets by Leon Bakst, concluding
with Borodin’s sensuous Polovtsian Dances from
“Prince Igor” featuring the UNCSA choreographic debut of
the Dean Jaffe. For tickets and more information, visit
www.carolinaperformingarts.org or call 919-843-3333.
The April 4 lecture at Elon, “Arts and Education: A Conversation with John Mauceri conducted by Emil Kang,” will be at 6 p.m. in Whitley Auditorium. It is open to the public. Kang is UNC’s Executive Director for the Arts and professor of the Practice of Music.
The James P. Elder lecture series is named for the Elon
alumnus and former history professor, who serves on
UNCSA’s Board of Visitors. As an undergraduate at Elon,
Elder founded the Liberal Arts Forum to promote arts and
humanities. He later served as its faculty advisor. The
lecture series is endowed by alumni of the forum. Past
speakers hosted by the forum include Former President
Gerald Ford (when he was Minority Leader in the House of
Representatives), filmmaker Spike Lee, John F. Kennedy
Jr., and Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica.
As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.