Guest Artists

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet is a professional dance company under the direction of founder and artistic director, Gary Taylor, committed to excellence in the performing arts and providing extraordinary performances that are accessible and enjoyable.

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Jeffrey Reed, conductor

Jeffrey Reed

Reed has been bringing back the memories as music director of the acclaimed Orchestra Kentucky. His concert presentations are singularly authentic, recreating the soundtracks of pop music’s greatest decades.

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Terry Mike Jeffrey

Terry Mike Jeffrey in A Salute to ELVIS!

Veteran singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Terry Mike Jeffrey began singing on stages at the age of 3. Fronting his own band since the early ‘70’s, he has performed all over the planet. A unique entertainer singing musical styles from most genres all of his life, Terry Mike is especially known world-wide for his presentation of Elvis Presley’s music.

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Steve Lippia

Steve Lippia in Sinatra Centennial

Steve Lippia has become one of popular music’s most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation. Lippia’s youthful, energetic talent, and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today.”

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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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Divas of the 60s

The Apollo Theatre, Harlem

Vocalists Ta’Rea Campbell, Andrea Dora, and Emily Drennan have been featured on Broadway and on television in recent years. Their new, high-impact show, Divas of the 60s brings the hits of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, and more to the symphony pops stage!

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Twyla Robinson, soprano

twyla robinson | Photo: Kristin Hoebermann |CAMI

Twyla Robinson’s incisive musicianship, ravishing vocal beauty, and dramatic delivery have taken her to the leading concert halls and opera stages of Europe and North America. She has been heard in performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others.

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Philip Cutlip, baritone

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Philip Cutlip has garnered consistent critical acclaim for his performances across North America and Europe. Established on both concert and opera stages, he has performed with a distinguished list of conductors that includes Nicholas McGegan, Yves Abel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz, and Donald Runnicles. His appearance as Joseph De Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking,with Joyce DiDonato and Frederica von Stade for Houston Grand Opera, has been released on Virgin Records.

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Andrew von Oeyen, piano

Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has excelled in a broad spectrum of concerto repertoire.

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Edwin Outwater, conductor

Edwin Outwater

Edwin Outwater is Music Director of Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS), Director of Summer Concerts at the San Francisco Symphony, and regularly guest conducts the Chicago and New World Symphonies. Equally at home interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions, and creating truly innovative, audience-building programming initiatives, the American conductor is, as San Francisco Classical Voice recently observed, “headed for a top-tier future.”

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Lara St. John, violin

Lara St. John

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times. She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, the Boston Pops, Toronto {…}

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Chelsea Bonagura, soprano

A native of Rochester, New York, Chelsea Bonagura’s voice has been described as “beautifully warm and rich.” She has performed with regional companies including Opera Roanoke and Greensboro Opera Company. She placed Second in the Rosen-Schaffel Competition in 2013 and in 2011 placed Second in the Opera Guild of Charlotte Voice Competition. That same year she made her Charlotte Symphony début as a soloist under the direction of Maestro Warren-Green.

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Lewis Moore, bass-baritone

Lewis Moore, bass-baritone, has appeared as soloist from the Triangle to the coast. His solo appearances include performances of Messiah, The Creation, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and the


Erin Heisel, soprano

Soprano Erin Heisel’s performances have been described as “brave, vivid” (The New York Times) and “clear, flute-like…beautiful” (Daily Hampshire Gazette, MA). In New York City, she has performed at the Cornelia Street Café with the Composer’s Collaborative series “Serial Underground,”


Clara O'Brien, mezzo-soprano

Clara O’Brien’s international career began when she was awarded the Sonderpreis des Badischen Staatstheaters; a prize created specially for her at the 1st International Coloratura Competition, Sylvia Geszty in Stuttgart, Germany. She has appeared on such international stages as Chicago,


Robert Bracey, Tenor

Robert Bracey has performed throughout the United States and made appearances in Canada, Russia, Europe, India, and Japan. He was awarded first place in the Oratorio Society of New York’s Annual International Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall. He returned to


Christina Pier, Soprano

Chirstina Pier, soprano

American soprano Christina Pier has been hailed by Opera News for her “big, gleaming soprano and impressive coloratura”, and has received great critical and audience acclaim for her work on opera and concert stages. In the 2013-14 season Ms. Pier made her highly-anticipated role debut in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos with Virginia Opera.

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Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop has been praised by Opera News for her “gorgeous voice” and is in equal demand for both opera and concert performances across the country. With a “burgundy mezzo-soprano” the Washington Post describes as “a rich well of color and emotion,” audiences and critics alike recognize her as one of this country’s predominant singing actresses.

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Eric Barry, Tenor

Eric Barry, tenor

Spanish-American tenor Eric Barry is “making an impressive mark” on opera and concert stages “with a clear timbre, evenness of projection and exceptional sensitivity”. (Opera News) His recent performances of Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress at Wolf Trap Opera brought him remarkable critical and public acclaim.

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Philip Cutlip, Bass-baritone

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Philip Cutlip has garnered consistent critical acclaim for his performances across North America and Europe. Established on both concert and opera stages, he has performed with a distinguished list of conductors that includes Nicholas McGegan, Yves Abel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz, and Donald Runnicles. His appearance as Joseph De Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, with Joyce DiDonato and Frederica von Stade for Houston Grand Opera, has been released on Virgin Records.

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Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano

Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano

Hailed by The New York Times as “bright, active, and fastidiously musical,” and by Opera News as having “a golden sound,” Sarah Jane McMahon is recognized for her “beautiful vocal sophistication” and “sparkling stage presence.” Recently, Sarah Jane sang a Gala concert opposite Placido Domingo and made her debut with The San Francisco Symphony.

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Coming Soon:
The Winston-Salem Symphony, March 2106

Beethoven’s Ninth

October 15, 16, & 18, 2016

Robert Moody, conductor
Christina Major, soprano
Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano
Vale Rideout, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director
UNCSA Cantata Singers
Dr. Nathan Zullinger, director

Mason BATES Ode
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

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