Program Notes: Mahler and More!
The fourth of Mahler’s nine completed symphonies was begun in the summer of 1899 and completed the next year. It received its first performance on November 25, 1901 in Munich where it met with vicious attacks from the audience. Its Viennese premiere occurred in 1902. On that occasion the audience was deeply divided between opponents and enthusiasts.
Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the orchestra hall. Each performance an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque acts, perfectly choreographed to classical masterpieces and performed by accomplished veterans including world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, Olympians, and some of the most original talent ever seen.
Annual Holiday Classic
Set for December 15 and 16
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER 9, 2015) – The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16. Widely regarded as music’s most powerful message of faith, this is the Symphony’s ninth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite.
Kickoff the Holiday Season at
Carolina Christmas Spectacular!
Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Carolina Christmas Spectacular! With Robert Moody, Music Director, as the conductor and master of ceremonies, these concerts have quickly become a Triad holiday tradition. Perfect for the whole family, Carolina Christmas Spectacular! is a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Selections From Noted American Composers
to Accompany Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER 3, 2015) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director Robert Moody will present two Classics Series concerts featuring Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major, alongside Rusty Air in Carolina and Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op. 24l by American composers Mason Bates and Samuel Barber. All three pieces celebrate aspects of childhood memories or visions. Guest artist soprano Kathryn Mueller will join the symphony for the Mahler and Barber.