Barton College / Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert to Feature Classic Mozart Favorites on November 24

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WILSON, N.C. —October 30, 2019 — Acclaimed French horn soloist Grace Salyards will return to Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Salyards performing Mozart’s humorously brilliant Horn Concerto No. 3. “For two years, Grace served as an extraordinary principal horn player for the Barton College/Wilson Symphony, but, sadly, she has relocated to Pennsylvania,” shared Peterson. “We are fortunate to have her return to Barton this fall as a guest artist,” said Peterson. “Since Mozart wrote this concerto for his close friend, the music […]

Barton Welcomes Tyree Daye for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on November 19

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Barton College will welcome poet Tyree Daye for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Nov. 19. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Daye is the author of two poetry collections, “River Hymns,” a 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner, and “Cardinal,” forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020. He published two chapbooks, “What You and the Devil Do to Stay Warm” (2015) and “Sea Island Blues” (2014). His work has appeared in “Prairie Schooner,” “The New York […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Godspell November 7-10

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Godspell,” which features a clever script and pop rock music, based on the gospel of Matthew. Originally conceived by John-Michael Tebelek in 1970, this concept was used for a directing project while he attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. The musical score was written by Stephen Schwartz, known for the famed shows “Wicked,” “Pippin,” ”Children of Eden,” and for movies including “Prince of Egypt,” “Pocahontas,” among others. “Godspell” will open on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Welcomes Dr. Emerson B. Powery to Discuss “Use of the Bible in Slave Narratives” on November 5

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WILSON, N.C. – October 30, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College, as the featured speaker for the 2019 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The title of his lecture is “Reading the Bible in an Age of Protest: The ‘Freedom Narratives’ as a Collective Witness.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Powery received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lee University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological […]