Julia Fiori reflects on “Saint Joan”

George Bernard Shaw wrote “Saint Joan” in 1923, just a few years after Joan of Arc was canonized. When the Nobel committee awarded Shaw the prize for literature in 1925, they noted Saint Joan to be, “marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty.”

Junior Julia Fiori reflects on her experience participating in the show:

I am extremely proud of this show. This is truly a work of love, passion, and commitment to the life and legacy of Joan of Arc, patron Saint of France and renowned hero of the Hundred Years’ War. Throughout this process, we explored the modern day connections, historical influence, and symbolism of this story.

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Judy Novey honored by MAEA

Waynflete art department chair Judy Novey was recently recognized by the Maine Art Education Association in its annual Art Educator Awards and Recognitions Program. Judy received the Association’s “Outstanding Commitment to the Profession” award.

Congratulations Judy!

Waynflete hosts first annual Invitational Chamber Music Festival

Waynflete hosted the school’s first annual Invitational Chamber Music Festival on February 10. Over 30 participants representing eight schools and studios gathered in the Franklin Theater for workshops and a public concert.

“The goal is to provide an annual opportunity for small ensembles—ranging from a trio to nine or ten players—to come together, learn, share their work, meet peers, and gain performing experience,” said Andy Happel, director of Strings and Chamber Music at Waynflete. “As our department grows, we want to bring Maine’s aspiring young musicians to our beautiful facility and give them a new and different opportunity to share their work.”

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