2016/2017 Season: All Concerts

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Ode to Joy:

Beethoven’s Ninth

Saturday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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”


Doc Severinsen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Robert Moody, conductor | Doc Severinsen, trumpet

HEEERE’s DOC! Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz as special guest Doc Severinsen joins Robert Moody and the Winston- Salem Symphony. Bandleader of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for over 30 years, Doc will bring his trumpet, style, and air to Reynolds Auditorium for a night of incredible music!


Salute to Superheroes

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm
(preconcert activities begin at 2:00 pm)

From superheroes on the big screen to our hometown heroes, hear the music that celebrates extraordinary strengths. Come dressed in your superhero costumes and join the Symphony as we salute comic book champions from film as well as our local firefighters, police, and veterans in a special on-stage tribute!


Schubert and Mozart

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Mark Stringer, guest conductor
Dan Skidmore, violin | Simon Ertz, viola

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
BRITTEN Double Concerto for violin and viola
MOZART Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”


A Carolina Christmas with

Cirque de la Symphonie

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Robert Moody, conductor
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director

Following last year’s sold-out run, Cirque de la Symphonie returns as part of A Carolina Christmas to deliver acrobatic artistry and family fun for the holidays. Celebrate the sounds of the season, complete with carols, holiday magic, and even a visit from Santa! Purchase your tickets early for the hottest holiday show in the Triad!


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


Fox8 / Old Dominion

Holiday Concert

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.


New Year’s Eve with

Rhiannon Giddens

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

Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens, best known as singer, violinist, and banjo player for the Grammy-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, comes home to the Piedmont to ring in the New Year for a special night of bluegrass, folk, and jazz standards! Fresh off her Grammy-award nomination for her solo recording debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, and 2016 induction into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame, Rhiannon joins the Symphony for an exclusive hometown concert not to be missed.


Music in the New World

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”


Symphonic Sports Showdown!

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm
(preconcert activities begin at 2:00 pm)

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.)


The Music of MICHAEL JACKSON

Saturday, 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.


Film Composers Onstage

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


Strauss & Berlioz

A Symphonic Odyssey

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


Classical Mystery Tour

Sgt. Pepper at 50!

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!


Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Enchanted Fairy Tales

Sunday, April 23, 2017 
at 3:00 pm
(preconcert activities begin at 2:00 pm)

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!


Season Finale:

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

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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