Jessica Morel, Assistant Conductor

Jessica Morel

Jessica Morel is serving in her first season as the Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony. She leads the Discovery Concerts for Kids, the Mary Starling Educational Concerts, selected Plugged-In-Pops Concerts, and covers for Music Director, Robert Moody. She is


Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
to Hold Open Auditions in August

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JULY 6, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, directed by Dr. Christopher Gilliam, is holding open auditions on Monday, August 1 and Monday, August 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the choir room of Centenary United Methodist Church at 646 W 5th Street in Winston-Salem.

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Winston-Salem Symphony
Announces Appointment of New
Chief Philanthropy Officer Kent Wallace-Meggs

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JULY 5, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Wallace-Meggs as Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO). The CPO is responsible for securing revenues required to support institutional operating requirements and is an integral member of the Symphony’s executive leadership team, working closely with the Board of Directors and supervising fundraising staff.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Presents
a Free Concert for Community May 7

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 28, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on May 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at Wait


Winston-Salem Symphony Premiere Strings,
Youth Philharmonic, and the
Academy of Music and Arts to Present
Symphony Jamboree!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 27, 2016) –The Winston-Salem Symphony Premiere Strings and Youth Philharmonic along with the Academy of Music and Arts (a partnership with The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem) will perform a free concert on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Announces 2016-2017
70th Anniversary Season!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 7, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, announced its 2016-2017 season on Friday, March 4. The upcoming season is the 70th anniversary season for the Symphony and includes a memorable selection of Classics concerts, Plugged-In Pops concerts, plus a special gala concert featuring celebrated pianist André Watts.


Winston-Salem Symphony Presents
Peter and the Wolf, a Discovery Concert for Kids
Concert includes World Premiere of The Wild Woods by Viet Cuong

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 15, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, is presenting a Discovery Concerts for Kids performance of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Stephen Mulligan, Assistant Conductor,


Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
Cancellation of Martin Short Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 14, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony today announced the May 10, 2016 concert featuring Emmy and Tony Award winning artist Martin Short is being cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with Short’s new television show. The Symphony


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the
Winston-Salem Symphony at
“Sinatra Centennial” Plugged-In Pops Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (December 10, 2015) – Ring out the old and sing in the new with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, at its annual Plugged-In Pops New Year’s Eve concert. This year’s concert is a tribute to Old Blue Eyes—Frank Sinatra—himself, whose was born 100 years ago on December 12, 1915.

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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.

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Cirque de la Symphonie

Aerial acrobat from 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.

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Handel’s Messiah,
Winston-Salem Symphony’s
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.

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Kickoff the Holiday Season at
Winston-Salem Symphony’s
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.

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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.

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Winston-Salem Symphony
Kicks off its 2015-2016 Season
Discovery Concerts for Kids
with a Halloween Concert!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 12, 2015) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting its first Discovery Concerts for Kids performance of the 2015-2016 season on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3 p.m. This concert is sure to delight young ghosts and goblins


The Winston-Salem Symphony
Celebrates Legendary Female Voices with
Divas of the 60s!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 12, 2015) – Put on your dancing shoes and join the Winston-Salem Symphony at its season opening Plugged-In Pops! concert celebrating the Divas of the 60s on Friday, October 30, 2015. The performance will take place at


Opening Weekend // September 2015

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 35 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Votinsk, Russia and died on November 6, 1893 in Saint Petersburg. He remains one of the most popular composers of


All Mozart // October 2015

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This program by the Winston-Salem Symphony presents three different instrumental compositions that range chronologically from 1772 to 1786, and geographically from Salzburg to Prague. The Divertimento in D Major, K. 131 represents the kind of light party fare that was popular in aristocratic homes of wealthy citizens and patrons of Mozart’s native Salzburg.

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Arts and Medicine Combine
for New Triad Orchestra

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – (Aug. 7, 2015)The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are teaming up to provide a new creative outlet for medical professionals. The Triad Area Medical Orchestra brings dedicated medical professionals together to use their musical talents.

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Winston-Salem State University Choir

The Winston-Salem State University Choir is one of the oldest student organizations on the campus of Winston-Salem State University and is well sought after for its moving renditions of major choral works, spirituals, and world music.

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Members of the 501st Legion

Star Wars characters on parade!

The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

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Coming Soon:
The Winston-Salem Symphony, March 2106

Beethoven’s Ninth

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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