Salemtowne Virtual Speaker Series


Tim Redmond
Rachel Barton Pine

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A Conversation with Tim Redmond and Rachel Barton Pine

Timothy Redmond
Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony

Monday, March 9th at 3:00pm

Timothy Redmond conducts and presents concerts throughout Europe. He is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Music Director of the Cambridge Philharmonic and is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. He began his tenure with the Winston-Salem Symphony in October 2019. Tim will discuss his role as new Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony. The presentation will feature a violin performance by internationally renowned Rachel Barton Pine.



Eric Jackson

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Heirloom Plants of Old Salem

Eric Jackson
Head Gardener - Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00am (VIRTUAL SEMINAR)

At Old Salem Museums and Gardens, historic tradition is central to everything — including what is sown, grown and saved. For many years, Eric Jackson and other horticulturalists at Old Salem have researched and preserved Moravian plants and seeds to accurately depict what this group of original settlers would have grown within the community. As a part of its Activate Main Street initiative, Old Salem brought its horticultural department into the heart of the historic district, so that visitors can actively engage and connect. At Salemtowne, Eric will share his personal insights, anecdotes and stories about Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ nationally recognized historic plant collection.



Jaki Shelton Green

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Building Community Through Writing and Art

Jaki Shelton Green
North Carolina Poet Laureate

Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00am (VIRTUAL SEMINAR)

Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Roy Cooper said that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state's diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki's appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina's rich literary history.” Her collegiate and professional experiences include teaching Documentary Poetry at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. During her conversation at Salemtowne, Jaki will offer her diverse perspective about her role as ambassador for North Carolina’s rich literary tradition.


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