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Robert Ward, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer was chosen today to be
the president of the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Governor Dan K. Moore announced the appointment after the school's board
of trustees had approved it in a meeting on the Winston-Salem campus.
Ward succeeds Vittorio Giannini, another prominent composer, who died
suddenly last November.
In announcing the appointment Gov. Moore drew attention to Ward's dis
tinctions as a composer, a teacher of some of the country's leading com
posers and performing artists and a music publisher of international repu
Ward's works indude tow operas, an operetta, four symphonies and many
works for piano, voice, chorus, band and chamber groups.
Ward has taught courses in conducting, music theory and other subjects
at Columbia University and the Juilliard School of Music in New York.
He is Executive Vice President of Galazy Music Corporation and its
subsidiary, Highgate Press.
Governor Moore added that Ward will be able to give attention immediately
to the long-range-program of the North Carolina School of the Arts and to the
recruitment of fac^ty jmd
Vol. 1, No. 12
North Carolina School of the Arts
THE GHOST SONATA TO OPEN MARCH 9
August Strindberg’s The Ghost
Sonata, directed by Ira Zuckerman
at the theatre of the North Caro
lina School of the Arts, will open
Thursday, March 9. Prior to that,
there will be three previews open to
the public. Another performance is
scheduled for Saturday, March 11.
The play will also run the fol
lowing week, March 14, 15, and 16
and the week after Easter, March 29,
30, and April 1.
All performances are at 8:15.
To obtain reservations please call
the theatre at 723-2717 for reser
vations between 1 and 9 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. There is no ad
mission charge, but because of the
limited number of seats it is neces
sary to make reservations in advance.
Members of the audience will have
an opportunity to contribute to the
Theatre Appreciation Fund.
The play will be presented with
out pauses between the scenes. Fol
lowing a 10-minute intermission after
the play is over, the audience will
have an opportunity to participate in
a. discussion about the play with the
members of the cast.
Under the direction of Phil-
lipe Buhler, the NCSA chorus and
Camerata Singers will perform
Bach's’Magnificat" three times in
the Winston-Salem area.
Sunday, March 5, the chorus
will perform the "Magnificat” at
Ardmore Methodist Church. The
Camerata Singers will sing this
same work the following Sunday,
March 12, at the nineteenth annual
Festival of Music of Mount Zion
Babtist Church at the YWCA. Also
on the program the Cameratas will
perform a number of madrigals.
Included in the festival of
Mount Zion Baptist Church will be
the performance of Handel's
"Pastorale" by Rebecca Troxler,
Nicolette Buhler, flutes; Michael
Surrat, organ; and Susan Walker,
cello. "Sonata No. 2 in G Major"
also by Handel will feature Sandra
Miller, flute, and Julian Miller,
harpsichord. Barbara Efland, so
prano, accompanied by Joseph Smith,
will sing songs by Weber, Debussy,
_ _ and Ives. Bozza’s "Flute Quartet-
AUDITIONS IN GREENSBOI^°” ^ Montagne- features
Ambitious NCSA Drama students, as
well as actors and actresses from all
over East, will travel to Greensboro
this weekend to audition for employ
ment in one of the indoor or outdoor
summer theatrical companies being re-
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Ransom Wilson, Sandra Miller, Chris
Nield, and Rebecca Troxler.
The second part of the pro
gram will consist of the "Magnifi
cat." Sandra Plexico and Barbara
Efland, soprano; Elixabeth Peeler,
mezzo-soprano; Ella Cutts, alto;
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