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Winston-Salem Symphony Names
Diane Shelton Volunteer of the Year

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This award is given annually to a member of the Encore Society who best exemplifies the spirit of volunteer support of the Symphony.
Shelton was nominated by her fellow Encore members for her involvement with the Discovery Concerts for Kids series during the 2013-2014 season.

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Perform Gershwin and Ravel

As the final Classics concert of the 2013-2014 season, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will perform a concert highlighting early 20th century masterpieces by George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel. “Gershwin and Ravel admired and were influenced by each other’s music,” said Maestro Moody. “The impact of each composer on the other’s work is clearly evident in their music.”

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Winston-Salem Symphony Names 
2013-2014 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search Winners

The Winston-Salem Symphony has announced the winners of the 2013-2014 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search competition. First Prize Winner, pianist Ryan Jung and Second Prize Winner, organist Ray Hawkins will perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony at the Concert for Community, which will be held on March 22, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

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WSS to Perform Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 14, 2014) – As part of its Classics Series, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, is kicking of its Spring portion of the 2013-2014 season with an exciting concert series featuring Orli Shaham, an internationally acclaimed


The WSS Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Under the baton of guest conductor Jeffrey Reed with guest artists, The Rewinders, the Symphony will remind you what love is all about with hits from The Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Bread, Barbra Streisand, and more.

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WSS Featured at 2013 Sealy/Fox 8 Holiday Concert

FOX 8 / Sealy Holiday Concert

The Winston-Salem Symphony will perform at the Sealy/Fox 8 Holiday Pops Concert, playing a variety of holiday favorites including a selection of songs from beloved holiday movies, Sleigh Ride, a carol sing-along and much more!

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 Featuring Guest Pianist Myron Brown

The Winston-Salem Symphony

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 24, 2013) – As part of its Classics Series, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, is presenting a concert series featuring Siegfried Idyll, by Richard Wagner; Concerto for Piano No. 19 in F Major, k. 459, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, op. 60, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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The Winston-Salem Symphony Celebrates Veterans Day with
The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club

The United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Aaron Smith, has achieved national prominence as one of America’s premier men’s choral ensembles. The 65 voices of the Men’s Glee Club, who have thrilled audiences throughout the world, will perform a wide variety of rousing and moving works.

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Perform Headcase

MRI scans of brain

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s October Classics concert series is entitled “Behind the Genius: Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik” and will feature several significant pieces highlighting the brilliance and fragility of creative genius.

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Symphony Chorale to hold Open Auditions

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale is holding open auditions on Monday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the Symphony’s offices at 201 N. Broad Street in Winston-Salem. All voice parts are welcome, and the auditions are low-pressure!

For audition details, visit the Chorale’s audition page.


Casie Hammons Joins the WSS as Development Manager

The Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony has hired Casie Hammons as Development Manager, who will join the Symphony August 5. Prior to joining the Symphony, Hammons worked for Experiment in Self-Reliance, and had a multi-year career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.

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WSS Appoints New Education Position

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The Winston-Salem Symphony has hired Jessica Munch-Dittmar as its first full-time education & community engagement director. Prior to joining the Symphony, Munch-Dittmar served as volunteer & program coordinator for the Creative & Performing Arts Program at the Salvation Army of Savannah, Georgia.

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Symphony Receives $1.6M Bequest

The Winston-Salem Symphony is grateful to announce the receipt of a historic gift to its endowment. Jeanne (“Jan”) N. Hill, a passionate Winston-Salem Symphony patron who died on February 19, 2012 at the age of 52, provided a bequest to the Winston-Salem Symphony of more than $1,600,000.

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Take it to the Limit with the Winston-Salem Symphony!

The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting “Take it to the Limit: The Music of the Eagles,” as part of its Plugged-in Pops Series. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium.


Winston-Salem Symphony Names 2012-2013 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search Winners

The Winston-Salem Symphony has announced the winners of the 2012-2013 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search competition. The winner of the junior division, for students ages eight to 12, is pianist Kevin Xu, age 10, of Cary. The first place winner of the senior division for ages 13 through senior year of high school is Chambers Thomas Loomis, a pianist from Asheville.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Presents a Free Concert for Community March 16

The Winston-Salem Symphony and the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on March 16, 2013 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

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The Magic of Music! Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concert for Kids

The Winston-Salem Symphony presents “The Magic of Music,” with guest magician Jim Light as part of its Discovery Concerts for Kids.

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Join the Winston-Salem Symphony for a Night at the Oscars!

Get ready for a night of powerful and beautiful music sure to take you on an emotional ride when the Symphony presents, “A Night at the Oscars.”

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Winston-Salem Symphony Classic Series Presents Valentine’s Weekend Music for Lovers

As part of its Classics Series, the Winston-Salem Symphony will present a concert featuring music for lovers in the days preceding Valentine’s Day. A beautiful concert is the perfect way to celebrate your valentine!

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Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Happy Birthday Mozart!

As part of its Classics Series, the Winston-Salem Symphony under the baton of Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, will present a concert featuring several works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in honor of Mozart’s birthday (January 27, 1756).

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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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