As spring connects blossoming flowers to bees, and sunshine to trees, we continue to grow our own sense of connection. For this, we turn to the power of music.
Though face-to-face interaction is on hold, the current climate has fostered multiple ways to virtually commune. And so, Wilmington School of the Arts will channel the ‘airwaves’ for an evening with gifted performers and musicians.
Presenting WSA’s Inaugural Concert Series on Sunday, May 17 at 6PM. While you and your family gather together, our musical acts will entertain from their homes/studios/respective abodes while our hosts, artists and influencers Lily Nicole and SheaRa Nichi, share ongoing news of cultural programming, school initiatives, and Open Enrollment. It’s an evening of diverse talent, artistic variety, and universal inspiration. Join us as we connect through the distance
And now, for our lineup:
Jared Cline is a working musician on the solo, duo, and full band stage. Guitar teacher, theater musician, and innovative performer, you’ll enjoy Cline in local bands Bacon Grease and DE-Evolution, as well as the Jared Cline Show, a duo. During the WSA Inaugural Concert, Cline showcases his broad array of talents–and enthusiasm!
Musician Perry Smith draws from classical guitar, folk, World music and African drumming in crafting a unique blend of sound. As a music educator and ‘music and movement’ advocate, Smith channels his positive rhythms toward clear, kind, and movement-based communication.
Up next, WSA welcomes Bennett Estephane-Bertie. Through the union of drumming, percussion, dance, and song, Bertie and his sound harmonize a rich display of cultural arts. Strongly influenced by Afro-Cuban and Caribbean percussion, the artist works toward peace through multicultural expression.
To round out the evening, award-winning actress and musician LaRaisha Dionne joins her singer-songwriter husband Christian Dionne around the microphone for a magical set of lullabies. Designed to comfort and inspire, the duo’s vocal stylings are the perfect accompaniment for quality time with family.
As we expand our own WSA family, we warmly invite you to join us around the ‘electronic campfire’ for this wonderful evening of cross-cultural, cross-genre musicality. Together, let’s transform virtual connection into something real.
We look forward to sharing Youtube’s WSA Inaugural Concert Series on Sunday, May 17 at 6PM.
To learn more about arts-integration, rigor and relevance, or our progressive charter school philosophy, please visit wilmingtonschoolofthearts.com