FOX8 / Old Dominion
Holiday Concert

Santa and Robert Moody high-five

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm
A FREE Concert!

Holiday favorites and a sing-along highlight this annual event benefitting The Salvation Army. Hosted by Fox 8 News personalities Neill McNeill and Katie Nordeen.

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New Year's Eve with
Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Robert Moody, conductor

Best known as singer, violinist, and banjo player for the GRAMMY winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens comes home to the Piedmont! Fresh off a GRAMMY nomination for her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon joins the Symphony for an exclusive hometown concert not to be missed.

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Music in the New World

D.J. Sparr
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Robert Moody, conductor
D.J. Sparr, guest artist

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
D. J. SPARR Violet Bond: Concerto for Electric Guitar
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

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Symphonic Sports Showdown!

Symphony Sam in Symphonic Sports Showdown!

Sunday, January 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. (Lobby Fun at 2:00)

Are you team strings or team brass? Join the Symphony for a party that will get you moving like no other! Bask in the stirring sounds of sporting glory, put on your team colors and get ready for a showdown! (No trash talking allowed.)

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The Music of
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, 1988 tour, Vienna

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Jeans ‘n’ Classics Band

The Winston-Salem Symphony, joined by the Jeans ‘n Classics Band, presents an evening celebrating the life and music of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson! Paying tribute to Michael’s long and celebrated career, we will take you back to the earliest Jackson 5 hits and solo hits from Off The Wall, Thriller, and Bad.

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Film Composers Onstage

Charles Yang
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Robert Moody, conductor
Charles Yang, violin

John WILLIAMS “Dartmoor, 1912” from War Horse
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

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Concert for Community

Concert for Community, 2016

Saturday, March 18, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Wait Chapel | Wake Forest University

This free concert, now in its ninth season, has become a springtime favorite! Enjoy a colorful program of overtures, concertos performed by young star soloists, and gargantuan works for the combined forces of the Winston-Salem Symphony and their student counterparts in the WSS Youth Symphony. A wonderful family afternoon of music.

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A Symphonic Odyssey:
Strauss / Berlioz

The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody conducting

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
 
Robert Moody, conductor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus
Dr. Sonja Sepúlveda, director

STRAUSS, R. Also Sprach Zarathustra
(Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey )
BERLIOZ Te Deum

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Classical Mystery Tour:
Sgt. Pepper Tribute!

Classical Mystery Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Beatlemania returns to Winston-Salem as the Classical Mystery Tour joins the Symphony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Spanning The Beatles’ vast catalog, expect to hear classic Beatles songs such as “Yesterday,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “A Day in the Life,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “Let It Be,” plus many more. Sgt. Pepper never sounded so good!

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Enchanted Fairy Tales

Enchanted Forest

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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Season Finale:
Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Robert Moody, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

STRAVINSKY The Firebird: Suite (1945)
TAO The world is very different now
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3

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Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
Appointment of Resource Coordinator

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 29, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of E. Andreas Nasser as Resource Coordinator. Nasser will assume his duties effective Monday, August 1 in this existing position at the Symphony.

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Mark Stringer, guest conductor

Mark Stringer

The American conductor Mark Stringer was born in 1964. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. His teachers include Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas and Leonard Bernstein who invited him to share concerts on two European tours with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

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Conrad Tao, piano

Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by TimeOut New York.

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Classical Mystery Tour

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus.” From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live.

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Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Bishop

American mezzo soprano Elizabeth Bishop, founder and head of the Potomac Vocal Institute, is acclaimed for her powerful, nuanced portrayals and “lustrous” voice. A frequent guest of major opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and overseas, she is also a widely respected teacher and passionate advocate for music education.

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Charles Yang, violin

Charles Yang

Described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star”, Juilliard graduate Charles Yang began his violin studies with his mother in Austin, Texas, and has since studied with world-renowned pedagogues Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis and Glenn Dicterow. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

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Gavin Hope

With his lightning speed comedic timing, skills on the dance floor and a truly exceptional, emotional voice, Gavin Hope is a natural born performer and always a fan favorite! Gavin’s diverse career includes song, stage, TV and film, and feeds his wanderlust well. This Juno-nominated solo recording artist has been lucky enough to perform all around the world sharing the stage with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, James Brown, and Deborah Cox, to name a few.

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Jeans 'n' Classics

Jeans n Classics Band

Peter Brennan’s Jeans ’n Classics is a winner! For almost 20 years the JnC approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences. Jeans ’n Classics is a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America.

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D. J. Sparr, composer and guitarist

D. J. Sparr merges art-concert craft with influences from music he performed as a young guitarist. For the performance of Sparr’s BMI/Boudleax Bryant Fund Commission for eighth blackbird, the Albuquerque Tribune wrote: “…in the sextet’s piece The Glam Seduction, the 1980s rock music of Eddie Van Halen meets the instrumentation of Niccolo Paganini. … The result: Paganini on coke.”


Theo Hoffman, baritone

Theo Hoffman

Praised by the New York Times for his “concentrated and rich” baritone, New York-born Theo Hoffman joins LA Opera in 2016-17 for its prestigious Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. There he will sing Hermann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Second Nazarene in Salome, and Il medico in Macbeth, as well as cover Horemhab in Akhnaten and Pasha Selim in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Also ahead, Mr. Hoffman joins Pittance Chamber Music for a concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and debuts with the Winston-Salem Symphony as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Mr. Hoffman will perform Josef K. in the American premiere of The Trial by Philip Glass at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2017.

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Coming Soon:
messiah

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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