Your gift generates music
We strive to be a catalyst for an inspired community through live and innovative musical performances of the highest quality, and that is only possible with contributions from individual donors. Ticket sales only cover 37% of our operating expenses – your generous, tax-deductible support of fundraising efforts such as our annual Crescendo Campaign must cover the remainder to secure our service to the community.
Your partnership will sustain the season featuring performances of the world’s greatest music both popular and classical. Our expansive programming has included world renowned artists such as superstar violinist Joshua Bell, Sir James Galway, Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, and many more. This year we are thrilled to present five conductors who will vie to become the next Music Director of your Winston-Salem Symphony. Our diverse offerings will allow more people than ever before to attend concerts, sharing great music with a growing and diverse audience.
In the Classroom
With our extensive music education programming, the Winston-Salem Symphony has become a music education leader in the region and provides a range of opportunities for students. Your gift to the Winston-Salem Symphony will bring professional musicians and teaching artists into schools throughout Forsyth County and beyond. Our Youth Orchestras program gives hundreds of talented young musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a quality ensemble and professional conductor, and the P.L.A.Y. Music program provides free instrumental music instruction and personal development skills to children in low- and middle-income populations. Your support helps us reach countless students with music.
In the Community
Your gift helps the Winston-Salem Symphony maintain longstanding partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and other non-profits to engage and impact our community. This year, our musicians are performing in area hospitals to promote healing through art and concerts have been used to collect food and holiday toys for those in need. With your support, we can make a greater impact while sharing the importance of music with everyone in our community.
Maestro’s Circle Donors | $1,000 and up
The Maestro’s Circle is a loyal group of generous supporters who donate $1,000 or more to the Crescendo Campaign. These special supporters are an important part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s continued success. Members enjoy association with an exclusive circle of music lovers, and more, as follows:
Maestro Circle benefits include:
- Pre-concert and intermission access to Conductor’s Club receptions including From the Podium, pre-concert talks at all Classics Series concerts at the Stevens Center
- Invitation to a private Season Preview
- Invitation to the annual Maestro’s Circle Recognition Event
- Priority invitations to Symphony Occasions
- Priority status for subscription seating upgrade and change requests
- Exclusive Concierge service for ticket purchases, exchanges, and special requests
- Prominent recognition in the season playbill
Patron’s Circle Donors | up to $999
Grand Patron, $500–$999
All “Benefactor” benefits, plus event invitations
All “Sponsor” benefits, plus
- Priority notice of season programs, guest artists,
and special events
- Printed recognition in the Symphony’s season playbill
Sponsor, Up to $149
- Invitations to two open rehearsals of the Winston-Salem Symphony
For more information please contact:
Philanthropy and Patron Engagement Manager
(336) 725-1035, ext. 225