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.

2016-2017 Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concerts for Kids Season

All concerts will take place in historic Reynolds Auditorium at 301 Hawthorne Road NW in Winston-Salem.

Salute to Superheroes
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3 p.m.
(preconcert activities begin at 2 p.m.)

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!

Symphonic Sports Showdown!
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3 p.m.
(preconcert activities begin at 2 p.m.)

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.)

Enchanted Fairy Tales
with special guests Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3 p.m.
(preconcert activities begin at 2 p.m.)

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!

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet theater company based out of Saxapahaw, NC. For over 15 years, they have been using cardboard, cornstarch, bamboo, old house paints, and other assorted materials to create incredible giant puppets, masks, shadow plays, and performances for all ages. Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s mission is to use diverse styles of puppetry and artistic expression to create works that inspire, promote social change, and are deeply rewarding for all involved. For more information, visit:

All Discovery Concerts for Kids concerts are one hour in length. Subscriptions are on sale now and are $36 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Visit or call (336) 464-0145 to subscribe. Individual tickets will go on sale August 15.

Handel’s Messiah

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place on December 13 and 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale will join the Symphony along with guest artists Margaret Carpenter Haigh, Soprano; Daniel Moody, Countertenor; Jonathan Blalock, Tenor; and Theo Hoffman, Baritone.

Tickets for Messiah are from $15 and will go on sale August 15. Visit or call (336) 464-0145 for tickets.

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Please note that all dates and programs are subject to change.

The Symphony is proud to announce that Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. have confirmed their support as a season presenting sponsor for the 70th anniversary season. Discovery Concerts for Kids receive support from Presenting Sponsor Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital and Founding Sponsor Jeanne Hill as well as by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council. Messiah performances are sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

About the Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony began its 69th season in September 2015 as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, the performance season includes Classics and Kicked-Back Classics series, Plugged-In Pops series, Discovery Concerts for Kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians, holiday concerts, three youth orchestra ensembles, and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information, visit

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.