Tim Redmond of the Winston-Salem Symphony to kick off Salemtowne Speaker Series

Salemtowne proudly presents a robust speaker series featuring extraordinarily talented men and women whose work in the arts, sciences and academics is innovative and significant. These disciplines were purposefully chosen to honor the work in which early Moravians made significant contributions. Read more about our three featured speakers:

A Conversation with Tim Redmond and Rachel Barton Pine

Monday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

Tim Redmond will discuss his role as new Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony.  The presentation will feature a violin performance by the internationally renowned Rachel Barton Pine.

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.  The presentation will feature a violin performance by Rachel Barton Pine.


Heirloom Plants of Old Salem

Eric Jackson – Head Gardener, Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. – Due to COVID-19, this will be rescheduled for a later date.

Eric Jackson will share his personal insights, anecdotes and stories about Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ nationally recognized historic plant collection.

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.


Building Community Through Writing and Art

Jaki Shelton Green – North Carolina Poet Laureate

Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. – Due to COVID-19, this will be rescheduled for a later date.

Jaki Shelton Green will offer her diverse perspective about her role as ambassador for North Carolina’s rich literary tradition.

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 Copper 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.


To register for any or all of these free lectures, please call 336.714.2157 or email joinus@salemtowne.org

All lectures will be held in the Community Center – Smith Saal at Salemtowne

GPS Driving Directions:  190 Moravian Way Drive, Winston-Salem, NC  27106

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