Winston-Salem Symphony Announces
Cancellation of Martin Short Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 14, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony today announced the May 10, 2016 concert featuring Emmy and Tony Award winning artist Martin Short is being cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with Short’s new television show. The Symphony simultaneously stated it will open its 70th Anniversary Season in September 2016 with a gala concert featuring a distinguished classical artist, to be announced soon as part of its 70th Anniversary Season “reveal.”

“We are, of course, disappointed to not be able to share Martin Short’s phenomenal artistry as a comedian, singer, and dancer with our audiences in May,” said Music Director Robert Moody. “But it is not unusual for artists of his profile to secure opportunities on television or Broadway that necessitate changes like this. We look forward to booking him again in the future.”

“In the meantime,” Moody continued, “we can’t wait to share exciting news about plans for our 70th Anniversary Season, beginning with our season opening gala concert featuring a very special artist whom I have wanted to present since joining the Winston-Salem Symphony!”

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2016, patrons holding tickets for the Martin Short concert may contact the Symphony Box Office by calling (336) 464-0145 for ticket exchange or refund assistance. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Winston-Salem Symphony began its 69th season in September 2015 as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, the performance season includes Classics and Kicked-Back Classics series, Plugged-In Pops series, Discovery Concerts for Kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians, holiday concerts, three youth orchestra ensembles, and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information, visit

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