Secrest Artists Series and The Climb to Remember

Today we’ll hit on a couple of upcoming events, but first want to share that a Community Tips Update went to resident students; it covers how to report laundry issues, request work orders, and had fire alarm/emergency information.

The 2021-22 schedule for the Secrest Artists Series is now available. The Secrest Artists Series has a long and distinguished history of bringing performing artists of national and international reputation to campus. Events begin at 7:30 p.m. and each is typically accompanied by a pre-concert talk and/or a residency activity by the artist. This year’s lineup is:

Elias Quartet – Oct. 13, 14, 16; Brendle Recital Hall.

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) – Oct. 28; Brendle Recital Hall

Stewart Goodyear (piano) – Dec. 2; Brendle Recital Hall

Apollo’s Fire – Jan. 27; Wait Chapel

Dawn Upshaw & The Brentano String Quartet – Feb. 24; Brendle Recital Hall

Stacey Kent, jazz vocalist, March 24; Brendle Recital Hall

These performances are FREE for students, though we ask them to reserve their free tickets in advance. There will be few times in your Deacs’ lives where they can see performances of this caliber for free, so urge them to take advantage of them. Parents and families, you can purchase tickets to individual events too.

To honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the No Fear Battalion of the Wake Forest ROTC will be at Truist Football Stadium starting at 6 am on 9/11 to do The Climb To Remember. This is a special 2,997 step climb to remember each US citizen who lost their life on 9/11/2001 and those military personnel whose lives were taken fighting the War on Terror. Students can join in individually to take the challenge to climb 2,997 steps, or form or join a relay team of to complete the 2,997 step climb. This is something our ROTC, student-athletes, and local first responders have done for many years and it is a moving, meaningful event. Some pics below of this event (from pre-pandemic times).

Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State ROTC cadets, city firefighters, police cadets, and members of the campus community climb 2997 stairs at BB&T field to commemorate those killed in the 9/11 attacks, on the 17th anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State ROTC cadets, city firefighters, police cadets, and members of the campus community climb 2997 stairs at BB&T field to commemorate those killed in the 9/11 attacks, on the 17th anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Wake Forest hosts a memorial stair climb to honor the anniversay of 9/11 at BB&T Field on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Members of the joint ROTC program with Salem College and Winston-Salem State University join local first responders, athletic teams, and local citizens to climb 2996 stairs in honor of the victims.

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

 

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