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December 2017

Youth Philharmonic Holiday Concert

December 16, 2017 // 5:30 pm
Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum
2825 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:30pm
Immediately preceding the FOX8 / Old Dominion Holiday Concert
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Free!

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Fox8 Holiday

December 16, 2017 // 6:30 pm
Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum
2825 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Join your Winston-Salem Symphony and FOX8 news anchors for a fun concert featuring festive holiday favorites. Includes a carol sing-along sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned food or non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to Salvation Army Food Banks throughout the Piedmont.

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Bob’s New Year’s Eve Toast

December 31, 2017 // 5:00 pm
1703 Restaurant, 1703 Robinhood Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Ring in 2018 with Maestro Moody and your Winston-Salem Symphony! This special add-on package includes a pre-concert dinner at 1703 Restaurant and an after-party at The Barn at Reynolda, where Bob will toast 2018!

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New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017 // 7:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Robert Moody, conductor
Neos Dance Theatre

Join Maestro Moody and the Neos Dance Theatre for Bob’s “last New Year’s Eve” waltz in Winston-Salem! Known for innovative and dynamic choreography, Neos returns to Winston-Salem to get you in the mood for 2018!

From $20 – $67
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January 2018

Mozart & Shostakovich

January 6, 2018 // 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

From $20 – $67
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Mozart & Shostakovich

January 7, 2018 // 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

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Mozart & Shostakovich

January 9, 2018 // 6:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

From $20 – $67
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February 2018

Concert for Community

February 3, 2018 // 2:00 pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Youth Symphony with the Winston-Salem Symphony

Saturday, February 3, 2018
3:00pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University

Our annual FREE concert celebrating music and fellowship features a giant orchestra in music of Saint-Saëns and Bernstein, as well as Peter Perret Youth Talent Search winners Cristian Makhuli (age 12) and Caroline Smoak (age 14) and a premiere work by young Winston-Salem composer Thomas Little. A wonderful family afternoon of music!

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Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

February 10, 2018 // 6:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Jessica Morel, conductor
Steep Canyon Rangers

North Carolina's own Steep Canyon Rangers join for an evening of bluegrass and more! The Grammy-winning Rangers effortlessly walk the line between MerleFest favorites and concert hall regulars. Danceable and progressive, equally at home on the Symphony stage!

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Star Wars 2.0

February 11, 2018 // 2:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Jessica Morel, conductor Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion The Orchestra Strikes Back! Join the Symphony as we return to that galaxy far, far away for an afternoon of music from the Star Wars films. Meet and greet your favorite characters from the Star Wars universe as the Carolina Garrison of the 501st Legion joins us for pre-concert festivities and on-stage fun!

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March 2018

Music Lovers’ Luncheon

March 9, 2018 // 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1703 Restaurant
1703 Robinhood Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Enjoy a wonderful gourmet lunch served with a side of useful concert information! Join us as luncheon guests Maestro Moody, Symphony Chorale director Christopher Gilliam, and guest mezzo-soprano Stephanie Foley Davis discuss the week's program.

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a dove of peace

A Concert for Peace

March 11, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA, 405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah"
Karl JENKINS The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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P.L.A.Y. Music Seminario Concert

March 12, 2018 // 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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P.L.A.Y. Music Students
and Instructors

Join the talented young students of the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music education program for a delightful quarterly performance. Free!

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A Concert for Peace

March 13, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale
Dr. Christopher Gilliam, director

BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah"
Karl JENKINS The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

From $20 – $67
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Youth Philharmonic / Premiere Strings

March 25, 2018 // 7:00 pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University
2629 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University
Free!

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April 2018

David Bowie Trivia Night!

April 17, 2018 // 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Footnote
634 W. Fourth St., Suite 120
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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The man…the musician…the fashion icon…from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, David Bowie was a legend. But, how well do you know his songs, life, and influences? Join the Winston-Salem Symphony and Bookmarks for David Bowie Trivia Night!

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Jeans 'n Classics

The Music of David Bowie

April 21, 2018 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Jessica Morel, conductor
Jeans 'n Classics
Jean Meilleur, lead vocals

Celebrate the legacy of rock icon David Bowie! The Jeans 'n Classics band returns to the Symphony stage for an evening honoring Bowie's life, including such classics as "Space Oddity," "Let's Dance," "Modern Love," and more!

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The Great Outdoors

April 22, 2018 // 3:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Jessica Morel, conductor Paperhand Puppet Intervention Celebrate the beauty of nature through music and puppetry! The Symphony pays tribute to the wonders of the great outdoors, joined by returning guests Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Learn how YOU can make a difference in the world around you!

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May 2018

Simply Three

Simply Three

May 12, 2018 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Robert Moody, conductor
Simply Three, guest artists

Robert Moody conducts his farewell pops concert! The electrifying string trio known as Simply Three has been captivating audiences worldwide with a rep that spans Puccini to Gershwin, Adele to Coldplay, and is creating a buzz across the globe with its YouTube covers of Adam Lambert, Twenty Øne Piløts, and Imagine Dragons.

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Of Love, Death, and Beyond

May 17, 2018 // 4:30 pm
Wake Downtown Auditorium
455 Vine St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Enjoy a screening of Jason Starr's 2011 documentary, Of Love, Death and Beyond, narrated by baritone Thomas Hampson and featuring music from Mahler's 2nd Symphony performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony under the direction of Neeme Järvi. The orchestra was assembled by former Winston-Salem Symphony principal oboist and UNCSA School of Music faculty member, Joseph Robinson. The event will be introduced by WSS Program Annotator and…

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Maestro’s Farewell

May 19, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Cat Zachary, soprano
Christina Pier, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

R. STRAUSS Trio from Der Rosenkavalier
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

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Maestro’s Farewell

May 20, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Cat Zachary, soprano
Christina Pier, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

R. STRAUSS Trio from Der Rosenkavalier
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

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Spring Finale

May 21, 2018 // 7:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA, 405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, and Premiere Strings

Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA

Maestro’s Farewell

May 22, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA, 405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Robert Moody, conductor
Cat Zachary, soprano
Christina Pier, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

R. STRAUSS Trio from Der Rosenkavalier
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

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June 2018

P.L.A.Y. Music Quarterly Concert

June 1, 2018
Old Town Elementary School
3930 Reynolda Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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P.L.A.Y. Music Students
and Instructors

Join the talented young students of the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music education program for a delightful quarterly performance. Free!

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P.L.A.Y. Music Quarterly Concert

June 5, 2018 // 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Jefferson Elementary School
4000 Jefferson School Ln.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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P.L.A.Y. Music Students
and Instructors

Join the talented young students of the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music education program for a delightful quarterly performance. Free!

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Teaching Artist PLAYshop

June 5, 2018 // 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kaleideum Downtown
390 S. Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Learn about the intersection of music, teaching artistry, and social-emotional learning in the next Playshop session! Teaching Artists from the Winston-Salem Symphony P.L.A.Y. Music program will share the process of their paper violin project, which includes teaching of basic musicianship skills and the importance of orchestra as community.

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P.L.A.Y. Music Quarterly Concert

June 6, 2018
Diggs-Latham Elementary School
986 Hutton St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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P.L.A.Y. Music Students
and Instructors

Join the talented young students of the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music education program for a delightful quarterly performance. Free!

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October 2018

Music Lovers’ Luncheon

October 12, 2018 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic, and guest cellist Julian Schwarz for a delicious gourmet lunch with a side of informative conversation. Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes music of Weber, Brahms, and Shostakovich's first cello concerto.

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P.L.A.Y. Music Seminario Concert

October 13, 2018 // 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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Vladimir Kulenovic

October 14, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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C. M. von Weber

Der Freischütz, J. 277: Overture

Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E♭ Major
JULIAN SCHWARZ, cello

Brahms

Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

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Vladimir Kulenovic

October 16, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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C. M. von Weber

Der Freischütz, J. 277: Overture

Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E♭ Major
JULIAN SCHWARZ, cello

Brahms

Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

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November 2018

Music Lovers’ Luncheon

November 2, 2018 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club
3101 Country Club Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
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Join this week's conductor, Timothy Myers, and Symphony concertmaster Corine Brouwer for a delicious gourmet lunch with a side of informative conversation. Learn about their careers and the week's repertoire, which includes music of current American composers Jennifer Higdon and Missy Mazzoli, as well as Ravel and Tchaikovsky.

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Timothy Myers

November 4, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Jennifer HIGDON

Machine

Missy Mazzoli

These Worlds in Us

Ravel

Piano Concerto in G Major
DMITRI VOROBIEV, piano

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)

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Fall Extravaganza

November 5, 2018 // 7:00 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Join us for this annual autumnal debut. The entire Youth Orchestras Program performs varied repertoire onstage at the Stevens Center! This is a Toy Drive concert. Please bring a new, non-giftwrapped toy for a local child in need. Toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army's Christmas Program.

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Timothy Myers

November 6, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Stevens Center of the UNCSA
405 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Jennifer HIGDON

Machine

Missy Mazzoli

These Worlds in Us

Ravel

Piano Concerto in G Major
DMITRI VOROBIEV, piano

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)

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Mandolin Orange

November 10, 2018 // 8:00 pm
The Ramkat
170 W. 9th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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The sensational NC-based folk and bluegrass duo lighting a Wildfire at MerleFest, Telluride, Newport, and on Austin City Limits joins Symphony members at Winston-Salem’s hippest new venue for a one-night-only engagement.

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Heaven to Earth

November 16, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 W. 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC
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Enjoy a beautiful choral concert on the eve of Thanksgiving with music of Copland, Gjeilo, and Runestad. These selected works feature texts which allow the listener to revel in the beauty of all nature, the soul, the truest expressions of life and of living.

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Cirque

November 24, 2018 // 7:30 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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The Triad’s annual tradition continues with the return of Cirque de la Symphonie! Experience high-flying holiday delights as Cirque’s aerial acrobats perform stunning death-defying routines above the Symphony.

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Cirque

November 25, 2018 // 2:00 pm
R. J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium
301 North Hawthorne Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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The Triad’s annual tradition continues with the return of Cirque de la Symphonie! Experience high-flying holiday delights as Cirque’s aerial acrobats perform stunning death-defying routines above the Symphony.

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December 2018

Youth Philharmonic Holiday Concert

December 15, 2018 // 6:30 pm
Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum
2825 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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A special "pre-concert" performance presented by the Youth Philharmonic before the Symphony's annual Fox 8 Holiday Concert at the Lawrence Joel coliseum. As with all Youth Orchestras performances, the concert is free—but so is parking with a donation of non-perishable food items to benefit The Salvation Army.

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FOX 8 Holiday Concert

December 15, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Lawrence Joel Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum
2825 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Winston-Salem Symphony
Jessica Morel,
conductor
Lindsay Kesselman, soprano
FOX8’s Natalie Wilson & Neill McNeill

A yuletide concert featuring festive holiday favorites and a carol sing-along! Parking and concert are FREE with a donation of canned or nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

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Handel’s Messiah

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

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

Friday, 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

Sunday, 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!

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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!

Sunday, 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!

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