Music Director

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.

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2017–2018 to be Robert Moody’s Last Season with Winston-Salem Symphony

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 11, 2017) – Robert Moody and The Winston-Salem Symphony announced today that the 2017–2018 season will be his 13th and farewell season as Music Director. Moody will continue in his roles with both the Memphis Symphony Orchestra

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Winston-Salem Youth Chorus

Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director, Barbara C. Beattie, the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of children and youth through music education and performance experiences for over 20 years. The WSYC began as the Stevens

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Program Notes for October 2016

Mason Bates: Ode American composer, Mason Bates, was born on January 23, 1977 and raised in Richmond, VA, His music has received wide-spread acclaim and frequent performances throughout the concert world, which recently has led him to be named the

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Program Notes for November 2016

Franz Schubert Symphony no. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (“Unfinished”) Franz Peter Schubert was born in Vienna on January 21, 1797 and died there on November 19, 1828. He composed a wide variety of music, but his most enduring

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Program Notes for January 2017

Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 82 Jean Sibelius is undisputably the greatest composer Finland has ever produced.  He was born on December 8, 1865 in Hämeenlinna (Tavastehus), Finland and died in Järvenpää, Finland on September 20,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Andrew Von Oeyen to replace
André Watts at 70th Anniversary
Season Gala Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 18, 2016) – With deep regret, André Watts has withdrawn from his appearance at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s season-opening 70th Anniversary Gala Concert on September 17 due to ongoing treatments for prostate cancer. Pianist Andrew von Oeyen will

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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.

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Opening Gala Concert:
Andrew von Oeyen

Andrew von Oeyen

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Auditorium

Robert Moody, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Winston-Salem Symphony

Beethoven Egmont Overture
Bizet/SEREBRIER Carmen Symphony
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

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Ode to Joy:
Beethoven's Ninth

The Winston-Salem Symphony, March 2106

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.

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Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Robert Moody, conductor

HEEERE’s DOC! Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz as special guest Doc Severinsen joins Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Bandleader of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for over 30 years, Doc will bring his trumpet, style, and air to Reynolds Auditorium for a night of incredible music!

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Salute to SUPERHEROES!

Symphony Sam in "A Salute to Superheroes!"

Sunday, November 6, 2016
3:00 p.m. (Lobby Fun at 2:00)

From superheroes on the big screen to our hometown heroes, hear the music that celebrates extraordinary strengths! Come dressed in your superhero costumes!

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Coming Soon:
Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Fairy Tales

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Lobby Fun at 2:00 p.m.

Stories and legends of old come to life through music and puppetry! Enjoy the magic of storytelling through music and wonder as Paperhand Puppet Intervention joins the Symphony to bring life-size puppets, masks, movement, and sound together for an afternoon of magical delights!

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