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October 2018

Music Lovers’
Luncheon

Friday, Oct 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

Saturday, Oct 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
Conducts Brahms

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct 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

Friday, Nov 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
Conducts Tchaikovsky

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 // 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov 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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Youth Orchestras
Fall Extravaganza!

Monday, Nov 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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SYMPHONY UNBOUND:
Mandolin Orange

Saturday, Nov 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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Symphony Chorale:
Heaven to Earth— A Journey

Friday, Nov 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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A Carolina Christmas with
Cirque!

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 // 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 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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A Carolina Christmas with
Cirque!

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 // 2:00 pm
Saturday, Nov 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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December 2018

Youth Philharmonic
Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec 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/OLD DOMINION
HOLIDAY CONCERT

Saturday, Dec 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

Tuesday, Dec 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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A New Year’s Eve
Celebration!

Monday, Dec 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, Jan 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
Conducts Rachmaninoff

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 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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Happy Hour
@ The Katharine!

Monday, Jan 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, Jan 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
Conducts Rachmaninoff

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 // 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 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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Musical Explorers!
Music from Around the World

Sunday, Jan 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

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Always a family favorite, this concert is sure to warm your heart on a frosty February afternoon, and is a fun, free way to acquaint yourself—or reacquaint yourself—with your Symphony. The Youth Symphony performs side-by-side with the professionals of the Winston-Salem Symphony at this annual concert. The incredible talents of the 2018 Peter Perret Youth Talent Search and 2018 UNCSA Composition Competition winners are also a highlight. Join us!

Ricky Skaggs

Saturday, Feb 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

Friday, Mar 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.

P.L.A.Y. Music Seminario Concert

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 // 5:00 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!

George Jackson
Conducts DvoŘák

Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 // 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 // 7:30 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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Happy Hour
@ The Katharine

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 // 5:30 pm
The Katharine Brasserie and Bar
51 E. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Join us after work for a drink and get to know finalist-conductor George Jackson off the podium. George enjoys a good Negroni, but as a proper Englishman will always go for a gin and tonic. Perhaps you have a drink in common?

Coffee & Conversations

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 // 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Footnote
634 W. Fourth St., Suite 120
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Come in, warm up, and enjoy a great cup of coffee and lighthearted conversation with finalist-conductor George Jackson! Footnote's fantastic drip-brewed coffee is on us, but a full array of espresso-bar favorites is available.

George Jackson
Conducts DvoŘák

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 // 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 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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SYMPHONY UNBOUND
HANK, PATTIE, & THE CURRENT

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 // 8:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 // 2:00 pm
Muddy Creek Music Hall
5455 Bethania Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Following hot on the heels of our wildly popular and sold out concert at The Ramkat last November, the next exciting Symphony Unbound event welcomes North Carolina-based bluegrass phenoms Hank, Pattie & The Current for a two-show engagement with members of the Winston-Salem Symphony. Don't miss your chance to snag tickets!

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