About the Symphony

Established in 1946 originally as a civic orchestra on the campus of Salem College, the Winston-Salem Symphony incorporated in 1952 and hired its first full-time conductor in 1955. Four permanent music directors have led the WSS since its inception: Maestro James Lerch (1946-1949), Maestro John Iuele (1952-1978), Maestro Peter Perret (1979-2004) and Maestro Robert Moody (2005-present).

Over the years the WSS has offered a wide range of repertoires including classical orchestral and choral concert music; opera, oratorio, and ballet; and popular music. Education and community engagement performances have represented another core component of the Symphony’s offerings, along with partnerships with other area arts, educational, and social services organizations.

Coming Soon:
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Handel’s Messiah

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Robert Moody, conductor
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Daniel Moody, countertenor
Jonathan Blalock, tenor
Theo Hoffman, baritone
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.