Handel’s Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony’s Annual Holiday Classic Set for December 13 and 14

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (November 17, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14. Widely regarded as music’s most powerful message of faith, this is the Symphony’s tenth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings Present Free Fall Extravaganza Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) –The Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras—comprised of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings—will perform a free concert on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Classics Concerts to Feature Schubert and Mozart

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 27, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, will present concerts featuring Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, D. 759, B minor (Unfinished) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C Major (Jupiter) on Sunday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 15.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Opens 2016-2017 Discovery Concert for Kids Series with Salute to Superheroes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 26, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will open the 2016-2017 Discovery Concerts for Kids series with a concert entitled Salute to Superheroes. This performance marks the debut of Maestra Jessica Morel, the Winston-Salem Symphony’s new Assistant Conductor.

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Present Doc Severinsen in Plugged-In Pops Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (OCTOBER 3, 2016) – Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz music as special guest, legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen, joins the Winston-Salem Symphony and Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, for a spectacular night of music on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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Winston-Salem Symphony to Open Classics Season with Beethoven’s Ninth

>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 30, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director Robert Moody will open the 2016-2017 Classics Series with concerts featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece Symphony No. 9 on Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 18.

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Audio: Robert Moody on WSJS 600 AM

WSS Music Director Robert Moody appeared on WSJS 600 AM this morning, to discuss the upcoming 70th Anniversary Season Opening Gala Concert with morning show host, J.R. Snider.

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Steinway Piano Gallery —
Greensboro and Charlotte Sponsors Tour of
Legendary Van Cliburn Piano

GREENSBORO & CHARLOTTE, NC (August 23, 2016) – Steinway Piano Gallery – Greensboro and Charlotte are proud to announce the kick-off of a regional tour to showcase the personal Steinway & Sons piano of Van Cliburn- one of classical music’s most revered artists. The stunning Model D was a favorite of Mr. Cliburn’s and accompanied him to the great stages of the world for some of his most memorable performances.

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Andrew Von Oeyen to replace
André Watts at 70th Anniversary
Season Gala Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 18, 2016) – With deep regret, André Watts has withdrawn from his appearance at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s season-opening 70th Anniversary Gala Concert on September 17 due to ongoing treatments for prostate cancer. Pianist Andrew von Oeyen will

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Jessica Morel, Assistant Conductor

Jessica Morel

Jessica Morel currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, a position she has held since September 2016. In this role she leads the Discovery Concerts for Kids, the Mary Starling Educational Concerts, selected Plugged-In-Pops Concerts, and covers

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Winston-Salem Symphony Appoints
Jessica Morel Assistant Conductor

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 10, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony has named Jessica Morel assistant conductor effective August 24. Prior to joining the Winston-Salem Symphony, Morel served as visiting assistant professor and director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville, Indiana, and conductor for the Lollipops Concert Series with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Ode to Joy:
Beethoven's Ninth

The Winston-Salem Symphony, March 2106

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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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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FOX8 / Old Dominion
Holiday Concert

Santa and Robert Moody high-five

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.

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Concert for Community

Concert for Community, 2016

Saturday, March 18, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Wait Chapel | Wake Forest University

This free concert, now in its ninth season, has become a springtime favorite! Enjoy a colorful program of overtures, concertos performed by young star soloists, and gargantuan works for the combined forces of the Winston-Salem Symphony and their student counterparts in the WSS Youth Symphony. A wonderful family afternoon of music.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
Appointment of Resource Coordinator

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 29, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of E. Andreas Nasser as Resource Coordinator. Nasser will assume his duties effective Monday, August 1 in this existing position at the Symphony.

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Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Bishop

American mezzo soprano Elizabeth Bishop, founder and head of the Potomac Vocal Institute, is acclaimed for her powerful, nuanced portrayals and “lustrous” voice. A frequent guest of major opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and overseas, she is also a widely respected teacher and passionate advocate for music education.

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Jeans 'n' Classics

Jeans 'n Classics

Peter Brennan’s Jeans ’n Classics is a winner! For almost 20 years the JnC approach to combining world class rock musicians and symphonies has been a game changer for orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences. Jeans ’n Classics is a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America.

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Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano

Stephanie Foley Davis

Stephanie Foley Davis was praised by The New York Times in her Glimmerglass Festival debut as “a poised, touching Ma Moss” and Opera News said she was “a loving, careworn Ma, warm of voice and presence.” And Cleveland Classical said, “…Foley Davis and Culver were terrific in their singing and in delineating their sadness” about her recent role debut of Charlotte in Nightingale Opera Theatre’s production of Werther.

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Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
to Hold Open Auditions in August

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JULY 6, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, directed by Dr. Christopher Gilliam, is holding open auditions on Monday, August 1 and Monday, August 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the choir room of Centenary United Methodist Church at 646 W 5th Street in Winston-Salem.

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Winston-Salem Symphony
Announces Appointment of New
Chief Philanthropy Officer Kent Wallace-Meggs

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (JULY 5, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Wallace-Meggs as Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO). The CPO is responsible for securing revenues required to support institutional operating requirements and is an integral member of the Symphony’s executive leadership team, working closely with the Board of Directors and supervising fundraising staff.

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