RG16.32 Secrest Artists Series Records RG16.32 1957-2018, 9.42 linear feet Finding aid prepared by Paige Horton, Charles Huffstetler, Rebecca Petersen Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
PO Box 7777 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27109 336 758-5755
2014
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2019-06-03T16:37-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2016, 2017, 2018 Revised by Kelli Johnson, Olivia Field, Sayeda Islam
Secrest Artists Series Records RG16.32 Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 9.42 linear feet 10 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 artifact box 1957-2018 The Secrest Artists Series was endowed by Marion Secrest in the 1980s. The Secrest Artists Series brings dozens of world-class performers to Wake Forest University. Secrest's endowment allows for students, faculty, and staff to attend for these events for free while community members can buy tickets that are subsidized by the endowment. Biographical Note

Marion Secrest was born in 1906 to a father who was both a physician and a botanist; she was also the first of four children. In 1910, the family moved to Winston-Salem, NC, from Wisconsin in search of a more temperate climate. Secrest would spend the rest of her 103 years in Winston-Salem, save for the short time she was at the University of Wisconsin, earning degrees in French and English. She made her first sizable donation to Wake Forest University in the late 1980s, endowing the Secrest Artists Series.

Conditions Governing Access Note

This collection is open for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Secrest materials transferred to University Archives in 2013.

Preferred Citation Note

Secrest Artists Series, RG 16.32, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Related Archival Materials note

Artifacts have been removed from the collection and added to RG14 University Archives Artifact Collection. These include a Secrest Artists Series frisbee, 2 Itzhak Perlman pins, and a Joshua Bell magnet.

Historical Note

The Secrest Artists Series has a long and distinguished history of presenting performing artists of national and international reputation to the Wake Forest campus and Triad community. Considered as education and entertainment of the highest quality, such celebrated performers as Itzhak Perlman, Christopher Parkening, Ravi Shankar, Doc Severinsen and his Big Band, Denyce Graves, and the National Symphony with Leonard Slatkin have appeared on the Secrest Series. Each event is usually accompanied by a pre-concert talk or a residency activity by the artist.

Endowed in 1987 by Marion Secrest, a local performing arts patron, in honor of her deceased husband, Willis Secrest, the future of the series is guaranteed. The mission statement of the series states that the best of the established artists in the performing arts and the most promising of the new will appear without admission charge to the students, faculty, and staff of Wake Forest University. This fact alone distinguishes this series from other college and university performing arts series. It is assumed that attendance at these first class artistic events is part of the cultural education and enhancement of students at Wake Forest University. Tickets are available to the public at subsidized prices. Performances take place in the Scales Fine Arts Center or in Wait Chapel.

Copyright Statement

The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Scope and Contents Note

The Secrest Artists Series contains committee agendas, brochures and schedules, budgets, correspondence, letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials that document the program's history and seasons.

Seperated Materials Note

The following items were removed from this collection and added to the University Archives Artifact Collection, RG14: - Secrest Artists Series frisbee - 2 Itzhak Perlman pins - Joshua Bell magnet

Processing Information note

The original boxes numbered 10 and 11 were removed after the coll. was rehoused. -SB, 6/10/2016. Boxes 10 and 11 now exist again :) -SB, 2018

Administrative and promotional materials 1958-2018 Advisory Committee agenda and discussions 1 1 1998-2007 Annual reports 1 4 1998-2012 Artists Series Concerts 1 2 1958-1984 Attendance statistics 1 5 1989-2013 A Brief History of the Wake Forest University Artists Series 1 13 1983 Brochures and schedules 1 6-8 1983-2013 Budget information 1 9 1984-1986, undated Budgets 1 10 1985-1993 Budget history 1 11 1996-2000 Concert etiquette 1 12 Correspondence, general 1 15 Correspondence: support and thanks 2 1 History 1 14 1958-2009 Marketing analysis 2 2 1986 Music recordings, photographs (25 compact discs) 11 1-25 2008-2013 Newspaper clippings 2 3-4 1990-1999 Newspaper clippings 2 5 circa 1990s-2000s Old Gold and Black clippings 2 6 Overcrowding issue 2 7 1995 Piano repairs 2 8 1987-2005 Pocket schedules 2 9-10 1989-2013 Posters, oversize 13 1996-2011 Posters, oversize 1-3 circa 2012-2017 Prior to school starting 2 11 Promotional magnets 9 19 2015-2016 Promotional magnet 9 20 2016-2017 Promotional materials and programs 9 24 2006-2007 Promotional postcard 9 44 2014-2015 Publicity 2 12 Scrapbook materials, oversize 12 Season guidelines 2 13 Season histories and evaluations 2 14 Season program 9 17 9 22 2017-2018 Seasonal program 9 47 2018-2019 Season promotional postcard 9 21 2016-2017 Season 2 15 2012-2013 Season program 2018-2019 Signed photographs 2 16 Signed photographs and programs 2 17 Silk Road Ensemble performence program 2019 March 28 Photographs 3 9 Secrest, Marion, biographical information and correspondence 1 3 1986-2013 Standard Operating Procedures 3 10-11 undated Strategic Planning 3 12 2007 Strategic Planning 3 13 circa 1990s Top Ten Reasons 3 14 Wait Chapel information 3 15 undated WFDD broadcast clearance agreement form 3 16 Artist materials 1957-2018 Abraham, Inc. 2 18 2011 Accademia di San Rocco 2 19 2001 Ahn Trio 2 20 2002 Alan Arkin 2 21 1989 Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien: photographs 10 9 2017 Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien: programs 10 2 2017 April 6 Allison Balsom 2 22 2009 Alicia DeLarrochia 4 21 1990 Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan 9 7 2015 Aman 2 23 1990 American Brass 3 2 2003 Amsterdam 3 3 1988 Angela Hewitt 5 20 2009 Anonymous Four 3 4 2000 Anthony and Joseph Paratore 7 19 1995 Apollo's Fire 3 5 1994 Apollo's Fire 3 6 2000 Arcadi Volodos 3 7 2001 Aulos with Julianne Baird 3 8 1998 Bagby/Beowulf 3 17 2011 Baltimore Consort 3 18 1996 Baltimore Symphony 3 19 1989 Bang on a Can All Stars 3 20 2000 Beethoven Symposium 4 2 1997 Ben Heppner 5 18 2002 October 5 Benjamin Grosvenor 5 9 2015 Birgit Nilsson: programs 9 46 1965 March 25 Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra 4 5 1993 Brad Mehldau Jazz Trio 6 24 2004 Branford Marsalis: photographs 9 35 2018 Branford Marsalis: programs 9 33 2018 March 22 Broadway's Next Hit Musical 4 6 2014 Bruckner Orchestra Linz 4 8 2009 Camerata Romeu 4 9 2002 Canadian Brass 4 10 1987 Cantus 4 11 2013 Carolina Chocolate Drops 4 12 2013 Chamber Music Society 4 13 1994 Chanticleer 4 14 1991 Chicago Pro Musica 4 15 1991 Chitose Okashiro 7 12 1998 Christopher Parkening 7 20 1986 Christopher Parkening/Jubilans Sykes 7 21 2000 Claire Bloom 4 16 1999 Classical Savion: photographs 10 6 2016 Colorado Quartet 4 17 1988 Czech Philharmonic 4 18 1987 Daniel and the Lions 4 19 1988 Danu 4 20 2012 David Finckel, Wu Han, Phil Setzer 5 2 2016 David Finckel and Wu Han 5 1 2005 Denyce Graves 5 8 2001 Doc Severinson 4 22 1998 Eighth Blackbird: photographs 10 7 2017 Eighth Blackbird: programs 9 40 2017 January 26 Eileen Ivers 6 3 2001 Elly Ameling 3 1 1989 Elmar Oliveira 7 13 1987 Emerson Quartet 4 23 2006 English Concert 4 24 2004 Eos Orchestra 4 25 2003 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir 4 26 2002 Evelyn Glennie 5 4 2008 Frederica von Stade 9 2 2002 Fretwork: photographs 10 5 2016 Fretwork: programs 9 16 10 1 2016 October 13 Gewandhaus Orchestra 5 3 1986 Guarneri and Orim Quartets 5 11 1996 Guarneri String Quartet 5 10 1989 Handel-Haydn Society 5 15 1995 Hanover Band 5 16 1997 Hesperion XX 5 19 1998 Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake: photographs 10 12 2018 I Musici 5 21 2006 Igor Kipnis 6 8 1992 Ida and Ani Kavafian 6 5 1991 Imani Winds 6 1 2012 Isabel Bayrakdaman 4 1 2006 Irvin Mayfield and the NoJo 6 23 2008 Itzhak Perlman 7 23 1996 Janus Starker 8 11 1985 Jason Vieaux 8 30 2007 Jerusalem Quartet 6 4 2013 Joshua Bell 4 3 2004-2005 Julliard String Quartet 9 29 1983 February 24 Keigwin Company 6 6 2015 King's Singers 6 7 1986 Klezmer Conservatory Band 6 9 1996 Kondonassis/Zukerman 6 10 2000 Kremerata Baltica 6 11 2010 Kronos 6 12 1995 Kyoko Takezawa 8 20 1987 L. Subramanian 8 16 1991 L.A. Philharmonic 6 13 1985 Ladysmith Black Mambazo 6 14 2010 Liverpool Orchestra 6 16 1992 Lura Negra Dance Theater 6 17 2009 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 9 30 1984 October 4 Lynn Redgrave 7 28 1994 Mandinka Epic 6 18 2000 Marc-André Hamelini 5 14 2006 Marcel Marceau 6 19 1988 Marcel Proust's Paris 7 25 1997 Marian Anderson: painting 9 42 1997 Marian Anderson: programs 9 45 1960 January 14 Mariza 6 20 2015 Marshall Williamson 9 31 1984 March 1 Masters of Mexican Music 6 22 2004 Meredith Monk 7 1 2009 Midori 6 25 1990 Mihai Ungureaunu 9 9 1995 Monte Carlo 7 2 1988 Moscow Virtuosi 7 3 1993 Mozartean Players 7 4 1992 Muir String Quartet 7 5 1999 Munich Symphony Orchestra 7 6 2011 Nathan Gunn 5 12 2010 National Symphony Orchestra 7 7 2004 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra 7 8 1997 New Century Saxophone Quartet 7 9 1994 New World Symphony 7 10 1991 New York Baroque Dance company: A Venetian Carnival 9 32 1983 October 13 Nexus 7 11 1998 Noche Flamenca: photographs 10 13 2017 Noche Flamenca: programs 9 38 2017 October 19 Orchestre National de Lyon: photographs 10 8 2017 Orchestre National de Lyon: programs 9 41 9 23 2017 February 23 Orion Weiss 9 8 2003 The Orlando Consort 7 14 2016 The Orlando Consort program 9 26 2016 April 7 Orpheus 7 15 1998 Orpheus 7 16 1994 Orquesta Sinfonica de Mexico 7 17 2015 Paragon Ragtime Orchestra 7 18 1999 Paul Lewis: photographs 10 11 2017 Paul Lewis: programs 9 37 2017 November 16 Paul Winter 9 12 1993 Pentagon Papers 7 22 2007 Philadelphia Dance Company 7 24 2002 Philadelphia Orchestra program 9 25 1979 Philippe Bianconi 4 4 1987 Piedmont Chamber Orchestra 9 22 1981 October 29 Quatuor Ebene 7 26 2014 Radio Kaboul 7 27 2005 Ravi Shankar 8 6 1997 Ravi Shankar 8 7 1998 Red Priest 7 29 2003 Reduced Shakespeare Company program 9 48 2018 September 20 Richard Goode 5 6 1995 Richard Staltzman/NACO 8 14 Richard Stilwell 8 12 1986 Rise Stevens: programs 9 43 1957 April 11 Rose Ensemble 8 1 2009 Ruben Gonzales 5 5 1986 Russian State Symphony Orchestra 8 2 1999 Ruth Laredo 6 15 1993 Salzburg Marionettes 8 3 2001 Sao Paulo Orchestra 8 4 2006 Savion Glover, "Classical Savion": programs 9 18 10 3 2016 November 10 Schubert's "Winterreise": programs 9 36 2018 February 8 Scottish Christmas 8 5 2004 Secrest Artist Series: programs 10 4 2016-2017 Secrest, Marion, Winston-Salem Journal obituary 9 34 2013 September 21 Shantala Shivalingappa 8 8 2013 Sharon Isbin 6 2 1995 Shuffle, Play, Listen 8 9 2011 Sousa Band 8 10 1992 St. Lawrence String Quartet 8 13 2003 Stefon Harris 5 17 2004 Stephane Grappelli 5 7 1994 Strata 8 15 2013 Summit Brass 8 17 1991 Sweet Honey in the Rock 8 18 2014 Takacs Quartet 8 19 2000, 2009 Tallis Scholars 8 21 1990 Tallis Scholars 8 22 2009 Tamburitzan Performing Ensemble 8 23 1993 Theater of Voices 8 24 1996 The Bobs: photographs 10 10 2017 The Bobs: programs 9 39 2017 September 14 Time for Three 8 25 2007 Tord Gustavsen Ensemble 5 13 2011 Treemonisha 8 26 2005 Turtle Island String Quartet 8 27 2015 Tuscan Sun Festival 8 28 2005 Ursula Oppens 8 29 1985 Vienna Chamber Orchestra 9 1 1999 Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra 9 4 2008 Waverly Consort 9 5 1992 Wayne Shorter Quartet 9 6 2012 Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe 9 10 1997 Windsync 9 11 2016 Wynton Marsalis 6 21 9 13 1992 Xiayin Wang 9 3 2014 Yetim Bronfman 4 7 1985 Yin Mei Nomad: The River 9 14 2007 Yolanda Kondonassis and Eugenia Zuckerman 9 27 2000 September 21 Young Uck Kim and Patricia Zander 9 28 1983 March 24 100 Years of Broadway 9 15 2010