Charles G. Vardell Jr., pianist and
Dean of the School of Music at
Salem College, will be guest soloist
with the Winston-Salem Symphony
on October 25.
His performance will include
Ingrid’s Lament, Arabian Dance,
and Solvejg’s song from “Peer
Gynt Suite No. 2” by Grieg and
“Concerto in A Minor” also by
Dr. A'ardell was born in Salis
bury, North Carolina. He was edu
cated at Princeton University, the
Institute of Musical Art in New
York City, and Julliard School of
Music. He taught at Hotchkiss
School in Connecticut, but he re
signed to do Y. M. C. A. work
during the war. From 1919 to 1923
Dr. Vardell was Dean of Music at
Flora McDonald College in Red
Springs, N. C. From there he came
to Salem as head of the piano de
partment. In 1928 Dr. Vardell
was named Dean of Music?'at Salem
College; however, from 1939 to 1940
he completed his work for M. A.
and Ph. D. degrees at Eastman
School of Music of the University
of Rochester. As Dean of Music
here at Salem, Dr. Vardell has
taught piano, organ, composition,
orchestration, and he has served as
organist and choir master in var
ious churches in Winston-Salem.
Dr. Vardell has many original
compositions. He won the Shirley
Cup offered for a composition by
a North Carolina composer. Some
of his compositions include a
sonata for organ, another for violin
and piano, a symphonic poem “The
Revenge of Hamish”, an orches
tra composition using a setting of
old southern folk dances “Joe Clark
Steps Out”, and a piano piece
“Cookie Jar”. Some of Dr. Var-
dell’s compositions have been per
formed by the Rochester Philhar
monic Orchestra, the Philadelphia
Orchestra, the N. B. C. Symphony
Orchestra, and other well known
The remainder of the program,
which will be presented by the
Winston-Salem Symphony, will in
clude “Overture to an Italian
Comedy” by Benjamin, Polka and
Fugue from “Shvanda” by Wein
berger, “Adago for Strings” by
Barber, and “Capriccio Italien” by
Tschaikowsky. Mr. James Lerch
of Salem College will conduct the
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