As of March 31, Wake Forest investigators received approximately $5.4 million
from external sponsors and have submitted 92 proposals, requesting nearly $28
Summer Stipend Awarded
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded José Luis Venegas a
Summer Stipend to finish his book, “The Sublime South: Andalusia, Orientalism,
and the Making of Modern Spain”, which will be published by Northwestern Uni-
versity Press.
New Pilot Research Grants were awarded this spring:
Cliff Zeyl, Biology, The Role of Transposable Elements in the Evolution of Eukary-
ote Genomes
Jennifer Rogers, Counseling, Attachment Style, Cognitive Distortions, and Supervi-
sion of Counseling Students
Humanities Common Knowledge
In Fall 2017, the Humanities Institute will sponsor a series of
programs which investigate how humanities disciplines make
and unmake knowledge, as a project of engagement with pub-
lic discussions of truth and veracity in a variety of recent con-
texts. Faculty who wish to propose programming—perhaps a
speaker, a panel, or a symposium—under the banner title
HOW WE KNOW/WHAT WE KNOW: Humanities Common
Knowledge should contact Humanities Institute Director Dean
Announcing the 2017-18 Secrest Artists Series
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM The Bobs, a cappella comedy
Brendle Recital Hall
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…that’s The Bobs. This original “band without instruments” has been
skewering the classics and breaking all the rules in the world of vocal music for over 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Pas-
sionkirche. This is your last chance to hear these remarkable and remarkably funny experts of a capella music, as they perform for the Secrest
Artists Series on their farewell tour.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM Noche Flamenca
Brendle Recital Hall
Hailed by critics everywhere for its colorful and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is today’s most
authentic touring company in the field of flamenco—the thrilling national dance form of Spain. Formed in 1993 by
Martín Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca regularly tours around the
globe, including regular seasons in New York City and Buenos Aires.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM Paul Lewis, piano
Brendle Recital Hall
British pianist Paul Lewis is one of the leading musicians of his generation. His performances of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have
received critical and public acclaim internationally, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central Europe-
an classical repertoire. His Secrest Artists Series recital will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM Ian Bostridge, tenor, and Julius Drake, piano
Brendle Recital Hall Winterreisse by Schubert
Tenor Ian Bostridge's international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearanc-
es at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg, and Aldeburgh festivals. His many recordings have won major international prizes and
have been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, including winning the 2016 Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo. For the Secrest Artists Series, he will
perform Schubert’s great song cycle Winterreisse with his regular collaborator, pianist Julius Drake— a cycle about which Bostridge has also written
an award-winning book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Wait Chapel
Saxophone player extraordinaire Branford Marsalis caps the 2017-18 season of the Secrest Artists Series with an evening of
improvised music by his internationally recognized jazz quartet. One of the world’s foremost musicians in both jazz and clas-
sical music, Marsalis has been honored with three Grammy Awards, and cited as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment
for the Arts.
Tickets for the community are $5-$24
Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest
to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU Students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU
I.D. at the door. | (336)758-5757
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