Under the baton of Stephen Mulligan, Assistant Conductor, with guest vocalists Ta’Rea Campbell, Andrea Dora, and Emily Drennan, the Symphony will feature music from top 1960s female vocalists Karen Carpenter, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, and many more.
Campbell, Dora, and Drennan will delight as they take the stage to honor these iconic songstresses alongside the Symphony.
Campbell boasts Broadway credits that include the lead in the Broadway Musical Sister Act and roles in the original casts of The Book of Mormon and Leap of Faith where she is featured on both cast albums, Aida (Aida standby) and she also spent five years playing the role of Nala in The Lion King both on Broadway and in the National Tour. She made her Broadway debut in Little Shop of Horrors.
Dora was most recently seen in Broadway’s Motown the Musical (Original Broadway Cast) as Suzanne de Passe and had the opportunity to work with the legendary Mr. Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. She also was seen on Broadway in Tarzan as the understudy for Kala and in the International Tour of Rent as Joanne.
Drennan’s resume includes playing Tanya in MAMMA MIA! in the Caribbean and Europe, as a guest soloist at Carnegie Hall and as “Mezzo” in Voca People Off-Broadway and in its Dubai, Israel, and Japan tours. With Voca People, she was also seen on The Jimmy Fallon Show, The MDA Telethon and as a special guest with Sting. She has been a guest on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice singing alongside Cyndi Lauper for a team challenge performed for Donald Trump.
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This concert and the Winston-Salem Symphony are sponsored by Season Presenting Sponsor Bell, Davis, & Pitt, P.A.; Plugged-in Pops Presenting Sponsor BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, Concert Sponsor Convergent Technologies, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council, and Guest Artist Hospitality Sponsor The Historic Brookstown Inn.
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 a Classics Series, a Plugged-In Pops Series, Discovery Concerts for Kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a special concert in May 2016 featuring Tony- and Emmy-award winning comedian Martin Short, 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 WSsymphony.org