The “The Beach Boys Sound” Symphony concert will take place at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets range from $15– $67 and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.
The Beach Boys Sound is the perfect way to welcome warmer weather and dreams of summer. This year, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ hit album Pet Sounds. The evening will include hits from that album as well as other classic hits from The Beach Boys cannon including “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B,” “Good Vibrations,” “Kokomo,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Surfer Girl,” “Barbara Ann,” and more.
Guest conductor, Jeffrey Reed, is the founder, music director, and conductor of the acclaimed Orchestra Kentucky. Reed is known for his unorthodox method of combining classical and popular music on the same program. His concert presentations are singularly authentic, recreating the soundtracks of pop music’s greatest decades. From the 1940s to our time, his concerts celebrate anniversaries and popular music milestones, from Elvis, The Beatles and The Beach Boys to The Carpenters and beyond, drawing on some of the nation’s brightest musical talent.
Reed has worked with Glen Campbell, Keith Emerson, Neil Sedaka, and many others in appearances with his own orchestra and orchestras in St. Petersburg (Russia) and South Korea. He has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic at London’s Royal Albert Hall at the specific request of Neil Sedaka. In addition to his work with Orchestra Kentucky, Jeffrey Reed has also served as Music Director of the North Charleston Pops and the Murfreesboro Symphony.
The music of Motown, The Beatles, and the 70s have one common link: The Rewinders. Since the group was founded in 2001, they have performed “record copies” of hits from the 60s and 70s for thousands of people. Band members were hand-picked by Jeffrey Reed in preparation for Orchestra Kentucky’s first concert of Beatles music. The group has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as the headliner in the finale of the nationally-renowned Piccolo Spoleto Festival. According to festival director, Ellen Moryl, “Countless people who attended have sent comments and notes saying it was the very best Piccolo Spoleto Finale in the history of the festival.” The band is comprised of nine members bringing diverse musical backgrounds.
For full artist bios please visit WSsymphony.org.
This concert and the Winston-Salem Symphony are sponsored by Season Presenting Sponsor Bell Davis & Pitt; Plugged-In Pops Presenting Sponsor BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina; Concert Sponsor Total Computer Solutions; Novant Health; the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County; and the North Carolina Arts Council.
About the Winston-Salem Symphony
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 WSsymphony.org.
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