"The Winston-Salem Symphony and the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on March 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and available to the public and will take place at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus.
The Concert for Community is being presented in partnership with the Institute for Public Engagement of Wake Forest University and is sponsored by The Montgomery/Tucker Charitable Fund.
Although the concert is free and tickets are not required, if you would like to ensure a seat, please visit the Symphony website at wssymphony.org to reserve your ticket.
“The Concert for Community is one of my favorite concerts of the year,” said Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony. “This free concert is a gift we are delighted to give to the community each year. It is a unique opportunity to hear remarkable music, beautifully performed by professional musicians and tomorrow’s stars all for free.”
Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and Matthew Troy, Associate Conductor, will both conduct portions of the Concert for Community. The program features the combined professional and youth symphonies, totaling approximately 150 musicians, performing together for four pieces.
The program this year includes symphonic masterpieces enjoyed for generations combined with lesser-known and contemporary pieces. The program opens with the second place winner of the senior division of the Peter Perret Youth Talent Search, who will perform the Symphony No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra by Felix-Alexandre Guilmant. This piece is followed by the first place winner of the senior division performing Frederic Chopin’s Concerto for Piano No. 2 in F Minor, first movement. The second half of the program presents a contemporary piece, Mason Bates’ Mothership, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien.
This concert is sponsored by BB&T as well as 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 67th season in September 2013 as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, its performance season includes a classics series, a pops series, 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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