Program Notes for May 20-23, 2017
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1945 version) // Conrad Tao: The world is very different now. // Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Youth Orchestras Program
The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras (WSSYO) strive to foster the greatest artistic and personal development of young musicians by providing them with experiences that challenge and develop their musical abilities, inspire imagination and excellence, and create future stewards of the arts.
Posting Date: April 5, 2017
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
The Winston-Salem Symphony seeks an experienced, innovative, inspiring, collaborative, and community-minded leader to craft and implement its artistic and educational vision and mission as it moves into its next chapter in service to the Piedmont Triad region. Qualified candidates will demonstrate exceptional musical, programmatic, technical and leadership talent and will have a minimum of five to ten years of experience creating imaginative programming and conducting professional orchestras in classical, choral, pops and children’s/family repertoire while serving as a Music Director, Assistant, Associate or Resident Conductor.
2017–2018 to be Robert Moody’s Last Season with Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
Winston-Salem Symphony Classics Concerts
Present "Music in the New World"
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (DECEMBER 19, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will present a classics concert series on Saturday, January 7; Sunday, January 8; and Tuesday, January 10. The concerts will feature Jean Sibelius’ towering Symphony No. 5, op. 82, E-flat Major; a dynamic contemporary piece entitled Violet Bond: Concerto for Electric Guitar, by composer and electric guitar soloist D. J. Sparr; and Antonín Dvořák’s beloved Symphony No. 9, B. 178, in E minor (From the New World).
Handel’s Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony’s Annual Holiday Classic Set for December 13 and 14
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (November 17, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14. Widely regarded as music’s most powerful message of faith, this is the Symphony’s tenth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite.
Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings Present Free Fall Extravaganza Concert
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) –The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras—comprised of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings—will perform a free concert on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Winston-Salem Symphony Classics Concerts to Feature Schubert and Mozart
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 27, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, will present concerts featuring Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, D. 759, B minor (Unfinished) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C Major (Jupiter) on Sunday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 15.
Winston-Salem Symphony Opens 2016-2017 Discovery Concert for Kids Series with Salute to Superheroes
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 26, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will open the 2016-2017 Discovery Concerts for Kids series with a concert entitled Salute to Superheroes. This performance marks the debut of Maestra Jessica Morel, the Winston-Salem Symphony’s new Assistant Conductor.
Program Notes for October 2016
Program Notes for November 2016
Program Notes for January 2017
Winston-Salem Symphony to Present Doc Severinsen in Plugged-In Pops Concert
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 3, 2016) – Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz music as special guest, legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen, joins the Winston-Salem Symphony and Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, for a spectacular night of music on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Winston-Salem Symphony to Open Classics Season with Beethoven’s Ninth
>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 30, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director Robert Moody will open the 2016-2017 Classics Series with concerts featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece Symphony No. 9 on Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 18.
Audio: Robert Moody on WSJS 600 AM
WSS Music Director Robert Moody appeared on WSJS 600 AM this morning, to discuss the upcoming 70th Anniversary Season Opening Gala Concert with morning show host, J.R. Snider.
Steinway Piano Gallery —
Greensboro and Charlotte Sponsors Tour of
Legendary Van Cliburn Piano
GREENSBORO & CHARLOTTE, NC (August 23, 2016) – Steinway Piano Gallery – Greensboro and Charlotte are proud to announce the kick-off of a regional tour to showcase the personal Steinway & Sons piano of Van Cliburn- one of classical music’s most revered artists. The stunning Model D was a favorite of Mr. Cliburn’s and accompanied him to the great stages of the world for some of his most memorable performances.
Andrew Von Oeyen to replace
André Watts at 70th Anniversary
Season Gala Concert
Winston-Salem Symphony Appoints
Jessica Morel Assistant Conductor
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 10, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony has named Jessica Morel assistant conductor effective August 24. Prior to joining the Winston-Salem Symphony, Morel served as visiting assistant professor and director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville, Indiana, and conductor for the Lollipops Concert Series with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.
Opening Gala Concert:
Andrew von Oeyen
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Robert Moody, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Bizet/SEREBRIER Carmen Symphony
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Ode to Joy:
October 15, 16, & 18, 2016
Robert Moody leads the orchestra, Symphony Chorale, UNCSA Cantata Singers, and star soloists in one of music’s most enduring testaments of peace. Mason Bates’ Ode, written as a preface to Beethoven’s work, opens the program.