Paving the Way

The Wake Forest University Symphony Orchestra welcomes our new Orchestra Director Dr. J. Aaron Hardwick to the podium and features award-winning faculty pianist Larry Weng performing Clara Schumann’s powerful Concerto in A minor. The WFUSO will close the evening with Beethoven’s iconic and moving Symphony No. 5 in C minor. 

Wake Forest University Symphony Orchestra’s “Paving the Way” project is a collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Arts Center and the Departments of German and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies to magnify underrepresented composers and musicians and provide a platform for current and continued exploration, research, and performance  into their life and work. The symphony program is the culmination of a series of events, listed below. Admission is free.


Tuesday, October 18, (a)perture cinema, 7-9:30pm 
Film showing of “Song of Love” (1947) featuring Katharine Hepburn as Clara Schumann.


Friday, October 21, 6:30-7:00pm, Scales M201
Pre-concert lecture with Megan Francisco, Larry Weng, and J. Aaron Hardwick.


Friday, October 21, 7:30pm, Brendle Hall
Concert featuring an all German program. Reception for all those involved, musicians, and audience.

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