Andrew René, baritone
Andrew René, baritone, has participated in vocal competitions and professional engagements, including performances with the Virginia Opera Association, the Bay View Association, Opera Raw, Piedmont Opera, the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton Festival.Read more.
Ilana Lubitsch, soprano
Ilana Lubitsch’s brilliant, high soprano cuts the orchestra with ease carrying a sizable voice to match her feisty stage presence. Among Ilana’s operatic credits are appearances as Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.Read more.
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Symphony Unbound: Hank, Pattie & The Current
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 21, 2019) – The Winston-Salem Symphony presents North Carolina-based bluegrass phenoms Hank, Pattie & The Current performing with members of the Winston-Salem Symphony on Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Muddy Creek Music Hall at 5455 Bethania Road in Winston-Salem. This concert is the second concert in the Symphony Unbound series and follows on the heels of the sold-out Symphony Unbound: Mandolin Orange concert at The Ramkat in November 2018.Read more.
George Jackson Minute Maestro
I want to tell you a story that happened to me recently, because it made me realise why I became a musician, and what I think we are really all striving towards in this profession, both on and off the stage. I spent the earlier part of this summer company that combines an incredible summer of opera in the centre of London with an award-winning education and outreach programme. Read more.
March 31 & April 2, 2019
The history of symphonic music might have changed significantly had Franz Schubert’s contributions to the genre stood in the foreground of his Vienna. The dominant figure of his time, of course, was none other than Ludwig van Beethoven, who had already composed eight of his nine monumental symphonies. An air of mystery and no small amount of controversy has always surrounded Mozart’s Requiem. The fact that the composer in question died prematurely while still at work on the composition of a Mass for the Dead, only increases the sense of intrigue.
March 3 & 5, 2019
Although audiences may not recognize the name György Ligeti, those who are fans of Stanley Kubrick’s films, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999) have heard his music. His opera, Le Grand Macabre (1974-77, rev. 1996), has been performed in recent years with greater frequency. A composer whose music covers many different genres, Ligeti’s earlier works reflect, not unlike Bartók and Kodály, the folk-like elements indigenous to Eastern Europe.
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents The Fourth Music Director Candidate Concerts: George Jackson Conducts Dvořák
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 31, 2019) – The Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2018–2019 season promises to be thrilling as five brilliant conductors vie for the role of Music Director. On Sunday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 5, 2019, George Jackson, a dynamic, young conductor from London, will lead the symphony in György Ligeti’s jovial Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto), Antonin Dvořák’s spectacular Symphony No. 8 in G Major, op. 88, B. 163, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s majestic Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 featuring exciting guest pianist Clara Yang. Jackson, whose conducting has been described as “enthralling from first bar to last,” rocked the international scene recently after stepping in on short notice with both the London Symphony and the Orchestre de Paris.
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents a Concert For Community February 2
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 16, 2019) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus. Although the concert is free, please visit the Symphony website at WSsymphony.org to reserve your ticket.
The Winston-Salem Symphony Presents and Evening with Ricky Skaggs
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JANUARY 15, 2019) – Join the Winston-Salem Symphony for a special one-night only performance with 15-time GRAMMY® winner and music legend Ricky Skaggs on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Jessica Morel, Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, the audience will enjoy an evening of bluegrass, gospel, Americana, and more.
Hank, Pattie & The Current
Join the Winston-Salem Symphony for a New Year’s Eve Celebration
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Robert Franz
John Buffett, baritone
Baritone John Buffett, praised by the Salt Lake Tribune for his “warm tone and ringing top notes,” has sung with the symphonies of Utah, San Antonio, and Syracuse, the Rochester Philharmonic, Apollo’s Fire, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Seraphic Fire, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Bach Collegium San Diego, the Charlotte Bach Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, the LA Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Ars Lyrica.
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, who sings “from inside the music with unaffected purity and sincerity” (UK Telegraph), is an active soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. Recognized for her excellence in Minnesota, Clara was a recipient of the prestigious 2018-2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music. In international competition with pianist Tyler Wottrich in March of 2017, Clara became the first ever American prize winner when she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany.
Patrick Muehleise, tenor
Praised for his “real musicality and finely executed coloratura,” Patrick Muehleise is an acclaimed American tenor specializing in a wide variety of concert soloist repertoire and known for his “beautiful, evenly produced lyric tenor” and “pure tone.” In 2016, Mr. Muehleise was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Choral Performance category for his collaboration on True Concord’s album Far In The Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus which won the award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
What’s a Melodica?
Cirque Returns for A Carolina Christmas!
Cirque de la Symphonie is returning this year to deliver acrobatic artistry and family fun as part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s beloved Triad holiday tradition; A Carolina Christmas! With Jessica Morel as the conductor and WXII 12 News’ Lanie Pope as master of ceremonies, A Carolina Christmas! is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The concerts take place the weekend after Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25.
Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Present Fall Extravaganza Concert
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 29, 2018) –The Winston-Salem Youth Orchestras program will perform their Fall Extravaganza Concert on Monday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Stevens Center of UNCSA located at 405 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus Presents a Concert Entitled Heaven to Earth—A Journey
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 22, 2018)—The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus under the direction of Dr. Christopher Gilliam with the Winston-Salem Symphony Chamber Orchestra will present a concert featuring Aaron Copland’s well-known and treasured “The Promise of Living” (from The Tender Land), Ola Gjeilo’s ethereal Sunrise Mass, and Jake Runestad’s powerful Proud Music of the Storm. The concert will take place on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church at 646 West 5th Street in downtown Winston-Salem.