The WSS Encourages Education
What is the role of music in educating our nation’s students? Today’s educational culture places a high value on quantifying academic achievement. Gauging student progress and learning is clearly important, but the true mission of education lies in shaping the students behind the scores, and “bubble tests” can only measure so much.
WSS to Perform Brahms’ First Symphony
The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, will present Classics Series concerts featuring Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, op. 68, as well as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Overture Festivo, op. 96. Guest artists Brooks Whitehouse, cello, and Paul Sharpe, bass, (also known as Low and Lower) will perform with the Symphony for the world premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s Katabasis for solo cello, solo bass and orchestra.
Opening Weekend 2014/15!
Prokofiev’s magnificent Fifth Symphony is undoubtedly the finest of his seven efforts in the genre. The work was characterized by its composer as “the culmination of a long period of my creative life…a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit…praising the free and happy man—his strength, his generosity, and the purity of his soul.”