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December 2018

Handel’s Messiah

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W. 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC
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Winston-Salem Symphony
Symphony Singers
Christopher Gilliam,
conductor

Celebrate the season with one of music's greatest Christmas traditions with the Symphony Singers. Handel’s immortal oratorio is widely regarded as music’s most affecting message of faith, and is perfect for the holidays!

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New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018 // 8:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Ring in the New Year with the Symphony! Enjoy an evening of traditional Viennese waltzes, upbeat standards, and other on-stage festivities as dynamic guest conductor Sarah Hicks leads the countdown into 2019.

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January 2019

Music Lovers’ Luncheon

January 4, 2019 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductor, Robert Franz, and guest violinist Dovid Friedlander for a delicious gourmet lunch with a side of informative conversation. Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes music of Leonard Bernstein, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.

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Robert Franz

January 6, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Bernstein

Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
DOVID FRIEDLANDER, violin

Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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Happy Hour at The Katharine!

January 7, 2019 // 5:30 pm
The Katharine Brasserie and Bar
51 E. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Join us for a fun Happy Hour meet 'n' greet with Music Director candidate Robert Franz at The Katharine in The Cardinal Hotel. Robert prefers a dirty martini, dry, straight up, with extra olives and and an extra shake (Chopin Vodka, of course!). Maybe you have a drink in common?

Coffee & Conversations

January 8, 2019 // 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Footnote
634 W. Fourth St., Suite 120
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Enjoy a great cup of java and lighthearted conversation with Symphony conducting candidate Robert Franz! Come learn why someone, who at the age of four was declared to have the "hands of a great cellist!", became an oboist and ultimately a conductor. We look forward to seeing you!

Robert Franz

January 8, 2019 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Bernstein

Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
DOVID FRIEDLANDER, violin

Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

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Musical Explorers!

January 13, 2019 // 3:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Winston-Salem Symphony
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Jessica Morel, conductor

Travel the world through music with the Symphony and bigger than life-size magical puppets from Paperhand Puppet Intervention. A fun and entertaining afternoon sure to enthrall young and old alike!

February 2019

Concert for Community

February 2, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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The Youth Symphony performs side-by-side with the professionals of the Winston-Salem Symphony at the annual, free Concert for Community! Also featured will be the winners of the 2018 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search. Always a family favorite, this concert is sure to warm your heart on an early-February winter's afternoon.

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Ricky Skaggs

February 16, 2019 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Winston-Salem Symphony
Jessica Morel, conductor

Enjoy an evening of bluegrass, gospel, Americana, and more as 15-time GRAMMY winner and music legend Ricky Skaggs joins the Symphony for a special one-night only performance!

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March 2019

Music Lovers’ Luncheon

March 1, 2019 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductor, George Jackson, and guest pianist Clara Yang for a delicious gourmet lunch with a side of informative conversation. Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes music of György Ligeti, Mozart, and Dvořák.

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P.L.A.Y. Music Seminario Concert

March 2, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Join the talented young students of the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music education program as they demonstrate their musical knowledge from Team Mozart’s “Paper Violins” to the Team Brahms’ multi-part ensemble performance!

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George Jackson

March 3, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Ligeti

Concert Românesc
(Romanian Concerto)

Mozart

Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503
CLARA YANG, piano

Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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George Jackson

March 5, 2019 // 6:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Ligeti

Concert Românesc
(Romanian Concerto)

Mozart

Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 503
CLARA YANG, piano

Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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Youth Philharmonic and Premiere Strings

March 24, 2019 // 7:00 pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University
2629 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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Margaret Rehder and Ryane Dunnigan, conductors Witness artistic progress in action as the Youth Philharmonic and Premiere Strings orchestras present a mid-season concert in the intimate Brendle Recital Hall of Wake Forest University.

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Music Lovers’ Luncheon

March 29, 2019 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductors, Jessica Morel and Christopher Gilliam, for a delicious gourmet lunch with a side of informative conversation. Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes Schubert's "Tragic" Symphony No. 4 and Mozart's timeless Requiem.

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Mozart’s Requiem

March 31, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale takes center stage on a program that includes Mozart's beloved Requiem. Conductors Jessica Morel and Christopher Gilliam share the podium on this early-Spring concert.

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April 2019

Mozart’s Requiem

April 2, 2019 // 7:30 pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale takes center stage on a program that includes Mozart's beloved Requiem. Conductors Jessica Morel and Christopher Gilliam share the podium on this early-Spring concert.

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Peter and the Wolf

April 7, 2019 // 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University
2629 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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TWO SHOWS! 2:00 and 4:00. Join us for fun lobby activities between concerts at 3:00pm!

Winston-Salem Symphony
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet
Estelle Bajou, narrator
Jessica Morel, conductor

Enjoy an afternoon of musical delights with Viet Cuong's The Wild Woods— written specifically for the Winston-Salem Symphony—followed by Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf. Perfect for the whole family!

Ella and Louis

April 13, 2019 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford's chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz's greatest legends.

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Music Lovers’ Luncheon

April 26, 2019 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductor, Timothy Redmond, and guest violinist Steven Moeckel for a delicious gourmet lunch and a side of informative conversation! Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes music of Stravinsky, Samuel Barber, and Sibelius' Symphony No. 1.

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Timothy Redmond

April 28, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Stravinsky

Pulcinella Suite

Barber

Violin Concerto
STEVEN MOECKEL, violin

SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 1 in E minor

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Timothy Redmond

April 30, 2019 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Stravinsky

Pulcinella Suite

Barber

Violin Concerto
STEVEN MOECKEL, violin

SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 1 in E minor

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May 2019

A Night at Woodstock

May 11, 2019 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Fifty years ago, a generation flocked to Yasgur's Farm and the rest was history. Jeans 'n Classics returns to perform some of the best loved songs from Woodstock with the Symphony. Get yourself back to the garden with a night of music by rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and many more.

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Spring Finale

May 20, 2019 // 7:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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All three groups come back together to perform their season finale, including a performance by the winner of the Youth Symphony Concerto Competition.

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