Winston-Salem Symphony Opens 2016-2017 Discovery Concert for Kids Series with Salute to Superheroes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 26, 2016) – The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, will open the 2016-2017 Discovery Concerts for Kids series with a concert entitled Salute to Superheroes. This performance marks the debut of Maestra Jessica Morel, the Winston-Salem Symphony’s new Assistant Conductor. The concert will take place Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, located on 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Pre-concert activities will begin at 2 p.m.

The Symphony will perform music that celebrates extraordinary strengths, saluting comic book champions from film as well as our local firefighters, police, and veterans in a special on-stage tribute! The music includes Superman March by John Williams; music from Spiderman, by Danny Elfman; the Ride of the Valkyries, by Richard Wagner; music from Batman films including the Batman Returns Suite, by Danny Elfman and The Dark Knight Rises Theme, by Hans Zimmer; the William Tell Overture, by Gioachino Rossini; and the Armed Forces Salute. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their superhero costumes.

Subscriptions to the three-concert Discovery Concert Series are $36 for adults and $15 for children. Single tickets for Discovery concerts are $7 for children, ages three to 12 (age two and under, free) and $18 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145 or online at

This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual Toy Drive partnership with The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem. Concert goers to all Symphony concerts during the month of November are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concerts. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem’s annual Christmas Program.

The doors will open at 2 p.m. on November 6, an hour before performance time, for a variety of child-friendly pre-concert events. Guests will have the opportunity to explore exciting scientific phenomena behind superheroes special powers; create and take home a special superhero themed craft; meet and take photos with a few of their favorite superheroes and superheroines; explore the vehicles and machinery of every day heroes through up close access to a fire truck; and more! They also will be able to hold, play, and learn about instruments at an instrument petting zoo. Pre-concert activities are included in the price of the concert ticket. Discovery Concert for Kids pre-concert activities partners include the Carolina Characters, the Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem, the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Sciworks, Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital, the Winston-Salem Fire Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, and WFDD.

These concerts and the Winston-Salem Symphony are sponsored by Season Presenting Sponsor Bell Davis & Pitt; Discovery Concerts for Kids Presenting Sponsor Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital; Founding Sponsor Jeanne Hill; the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County; and the North Carolina Arts Council.


About the Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony, one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras, began its 70th anniversary performance season in September 2016. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, the season includes a special 70th anniversary opening gala concert, 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. The Symphony is supported by Season Presenting Sponsor, Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. and generous funding from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, the North Carolina Arts Council, and other dedicated sponsors. For more information, visit

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.