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Bryan Cultural Series Announces Three Special Programs for Fall 2013

Event Dates and Times

7 p.m.
First Flight High School auditorium

Bryan Cultural Series Announces Three Special Programs for Fall 2013

Experience a high-powered evening with David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, as he presents the third program in the Bryan Cultural Series on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at First Flight High School auditorium. Then, the Series will host the Poet Laureate of North Carolina on Nov. 15 and the Simon String Quartet, an acclaimed group from New York City in early December.
“We are excited about these three diverse programs which will maintain our promise to bring regional and nationally recognized talent to the Outer Banks,” said Bob Muller, chair of the Bryan Cultural Series Board of Directors
David McCullough will speak about his research for his upcoming book about the Wright Brothers and his recent book “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” a New York Times bestseller which has been called “dazzling,” “an epic of ideas…history to be savored.” His previous work, “1776,” has been acclaimed “a classic,’ while “John Adams” published in 2001, remains one of the most praised and widely read American biographies of all time. McCullough is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.

Prof. Joseph Bathanti of Appalachian State University, the Poet Laureate of North Carolina, will conduct a reading which will be hosted in partnership by The Bryan Cultural Series and the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC). The reading, to be held on Friday, Nov. 15, will be part of the DCAC’s first Veteran’s Weekend Writing Project. Prof. Bathanti will headline a program of music and readings from local and regional artists. More details to come.

The Simon String Quartet will conclude the fall schedule with a concert on Sunday, Dec. 1 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores. This quartet is a special group of four seasoned performers whose passion for chamber music infuses their collaboration with energy and dynamism. Led by Fiona Simon, a member of the New York Philharmonic, its members all combine careers in chamber music and orchestras, and as soloists and teachers. Currently based in New York, they individually perform with some of the most distinguished local and international ensembles.

Tickets for the McCullough performance are $15 and are available online at bryanculturalseries.org. They are also available at: Gray’s Department Store, 3860 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk; Sea Green Gallery, 2404 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head; and Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books, 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo.
Tickets for the Simon String Quartet performance, to begin at 4 p.m., are $15 and are available online at bryanculturalseries.org and Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books in Manteo.
The Bryan Cultural Series, a non-profit organization initiated in 2012, is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to bring a series of cultural events from a broad spectrum of the arts each year, drawing from the visual, literary and performing arts. Substantial support is provided by Village Realty, Dominion North Carolina Power, Towne Bank of Currituck and the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks of Kitty Hawk. For more information about these events visit bryanculturalseries.org.

Contact: Bob Muller