Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi is a concert violist and violinist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia during the Serbo-Croation conflict. She lives in Wilmington now and teaches at UNCW. She and her husband Paolo Andre Gualdi (a renowned concert pianist) give many concerts.
Today I spoke with Norman Bemelmans. He is Director of Cultural Arts at UNCW and a renowned concert pianist. He and Elizabeth Loparits are giving a concert tomorrow night, September 4th at 8PM in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. The show will feature solo and duo piano works of Beethoven, Debussy and Gershwin.
Rabbi Robert Waxman, who has served the conservative B’nai Israel Synagogue at 2601 Chestnut Street for over 30 years, tells us about the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah (New Year) begins at sundown tomorrow. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on Friday the 13th.
If you’d like to attend one of the special services at the synagogue, call 910-762-1117.
Jason Hess interviews Jason Mott, UNCW graduate and author of The Returned. The novel is the inspiration for an ABC television series entitled Resurrection. Mott will be reading from The Returned tonight (August 28, 2013) at 7 at Pomegranate Books.
WHQR's Pat Marriott interviews Mark Weber and Cammeron Batanides, two of the artists with work currently featured in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. The display of visual art, "Dreaming in Color," will make it's official debut this Friday for the Fourth Friday art walk.
"Dreaming in Color" Friday, August 23rd, 6-9PM MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR 254 N Front Street, 3rd Floor
Tony Rivenbark is the Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. His latest brainstorm is a films series called The Shakespeare Club, “Screening the films that you have never seen and the films you want to see again!” The series starts on September 5, and continues on the first Thursday of each month.
Christy English, a successful local author who is working on her fifth novel, will be at Old Books on Front Street at 4pm on Sunday. She’ll talk about her latest book, Love on a Midsummer Night, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Actors Gray Hawks and Christy Grantham will present a scene from Shakepeare’s play and English will read from her novel.
Pat Marriott talks with director Stephen Raeburn about Big Dawg Production’s staging of Night Mother by Marsha Norman. The show opens on Thursday, August 8 and runs through August 25: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are available from the website bigdawgproductions.org
It Takes Two will be a benefit concert held this Saturday night, 8pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange. Young performers from Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (T.A.C.T.) are paired with adults from Thalian Association Community Theatre in duets and ensembles, singing famous songs from Broadway musicals.
There’s a dessert reception and silent auction on Saturday at 7pm; the show follows at 8pm. Tickets are available for $18 (plus a $.75 preservation fee).
Opera House Theatre Company opens Oklahoma! on the mainstage of Thalian Hall tonight. Director Ray Kennedy and star Nygel Robinson tell us all about the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Performances run through August 18; all shows are at 8pm except for Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285. Note: Jemila plays the role of Aunt Eller in half the performances, including these dates: July 31 and August 1, 3, 9, 11 and 17.