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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 18, 2016) – With deep regret, André Watts has withdrawn from his appearance at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s season-opening 70th Anniversary Gala Concert on September 17 due to ongoing treatments for prostate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


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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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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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 Announces
Appointment of Art Bloom As
New Chief Operating Officer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 17, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Bloom as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO position is a new two-year temporary appointment.

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Winston-Salem Symphony
2015-2016 Annual Meeting

The Winston-Salem Symphony Association, Inc. announces the convening of its 2015-2016 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Robert E. Elberson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Salem College, 500 E


Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
Resignation of
Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 10, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony today announces the resignation of Assistant Conductor/Youth Symphony Conductor/Youth Orchestras Program General Manager Stephen Mulligan effective May 31, 2016. Mulligan departs the Winston-Salem Symphony to focus on the increasing amount of work he is being offered outside of Winston-Salem.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
2016-2017 Discovery Concerts for Kids
and Messiah Dates!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 5, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, announces its 2016-2017 Discovery Concert for Kids Series and the dates for the 2016 performances of Handel’s Messiah.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony and
Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra to
Enjoy Collaborative Weekend

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 4, 2016) –The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra will take part in a collaborative weekend retreat May 13-15, 2016, at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina.

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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 Youth Symphony
to Perform Free Spring Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (APRIL 6, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony will perform a free concert on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Presents
Star Wars
a Discovery Concert for Kids

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 30, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will end the 2015-2016 Discovery Concerts for Kids series with a concert featuring the music of Star Wars.

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Present
The Beach Boys Sound
Plugged-In Pops Season Finale Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 18, 2016) – Experience good vibrations when guest conductor Jeff Reed returns to lead the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, in an evening of smash hits from the iconic American band The Beach Boys. Conducted by Reed, the Symphony will be joined by guest artists The Rewinders as they celebrate the sounds of summer, surfing, and fun, on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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Celebrate Spring with the Symphony
Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Peer Gynt, and Beethoven 2!

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 15, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director Robert Moody will end the 2015-2016 Classics Series with a spring finale featuring Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite alongside Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, op. 46, by Edvard Grieg; Pomp and Circumstance No. 1, op. 39, by Edward Elgar; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, op. 36 in D Major.

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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


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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