(Emerging Artist Series) Conducted by Guest Artist Larry Rachleff - Acclaimed Maestro Larry Rachleff, director of orchestras at the Shepherd School and Rhode Island Philharmonic, comes to Winston-Salem to lead the Symphony Orchestra in a program of orchestral fireworks, including the overture to “Béatrice et Bénédict” by Hector Berlioz, Stravinsky’s vivid suite from “The Firebird” and the beloved Symphony No. 2 in D major by Johannes Brahms.
The musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silk Road Ensemble represent dozens of nationalities and artistic traditions, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its Grammy Award-winning album, "Sing Me Home" was developed and recorded alongside the 2016 documentary feature "The Music of Strangers." Presented by the Secrest Artist Series in conjunction with the 2019 Wake Forest University Silk Road Symposium and iPLACE.
This concert of ballet and contemporary works features four lovely and distinctive pieces. Our ballet students show their technical and artistic prowess in Marius Petipa’s large-scale classic “Raymonda” and Balanchine’s quicksilver duet “Harlequinade.” Our contemporary students share their kinetic wizardry in two reconstructions: “Grove” by faculty member Trish Casey and “Mondrian Duets” by Associate Dean Brenda Daniels.
The Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League is committed to providing a quality hockey environment, as part of a students overall educational experience. To ensure this the ACCHL will govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner. Further, through our member Universities, Duke, Elon, Georgetown, George Washington, James Madison, North Carolina, North Carolina - Charlotte, North Carolina State, Saint Joseph's, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and the US Naval Academy, we will integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.
(Emerging Artist Series) Experience the pageantry and thrills found in the music of John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore and the Barnum and Bailey’s Circus Bands. This highflying concert features Circus Screamer marches, brilliant virtuosic soloists, a trumpet “Battle Royale,” and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.”
Enjoy an evening of traditional Viennese waltzes, upbeat standards, and other on-stage festivities as dynamic guest conductor Sarah Hicks leads the countdown to 2019. Sarah is an internationally recognized guest pops conductor who crosses the line between classical and popular music through her innovative concert programming and collaborations with Ben Folds and Smokey Robinson. She also served as conductor for the last leg of Sting’s Symphonicities Tour in 2011.
Celebrate the season. Scrooge and the Spirits are headed back for a holiday ghost story of hope and redemption. One night changes everything as the shadows of his past give Ebenezer one last chance for a future. Thrill to the chills and give in to the joy of A Christmas Carol. See website for full performance calendar.
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 routines above the Symphony. Cirque will delight audiences young and old with brand new and expanded aerial acts this year, leaving your spirits soaring for the start of the holiday season!
Join us at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street, Kernersville on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm for November’s Lunch and Learn – “Tender and Hardy Succulents” by Hayden Shuping, Greenhouse Manager, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University. FREE to Members of PJCBG or $2 for non-members. Registration required. Bring your lunch, the Garden will provide drinks. For more information, visit www.cienerbotanicalgarden.org.
Five brilliant conductors vie for the role of Music Director throughout the Symphony’s thrilling 2018–2019 season—and you can help choose the winner! On Nov. 4 and 6, meet candidate Timothy Myers. Born and raised in Kansas, Myers loves his piano and his…motorcycle! In these classics concerts, Myers conducts Tchaikovsky’s emotional Symphony No. 6 (also known as Pathétique) as well as Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring guest artists Dmitri Vorobiev.
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Young Frankenstein Nov. 2-4 & 8-11 at SECCA. "It's alive!" This monstrously funny musical, based on Mel Brooks' Oscar-nominated film, may cause a sudden case of "Transylvania Mania"! Picking up from Mary Shelley's classic Gothic tale, Frederick Frankenstein inherits a castle in Transylvania housing Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher. After discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory, Frederick decides to carry on the family experiments and creates a monster of his own. PG-13. Visit www.LTofWS.org for details.
Winner of the inaugural Relentless Award for Playwriting, as well as a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, The Wolves provides a fresh look at the lives of contemporary teenagers, focusing on a girls’ indoor soccer team. “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play,” according to Ben Brantley of the New York Times. As the young women navigate their way into a complex adult world, they engage in friendships and rivalries, moments of silliness, and fierce competitiveness. Above all, they are teammates intent on winning the next game.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of central and western NC is hosting its 2nd annual muscle walk. The walk serves to promote awareness for muscle disease and fundraising for research and resources that help nearly 700 families in our community. It is a great way to support the community and learn more about how you can make an impact!
On Saturday, August 25, join us from 9am-2pm for the Home Grown Arts Festival, hosted by the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild. Local artisans will set up on the lawn of Körner’s Folly to showcase and sell their creations. Visit for the festival and stay for a tour of the historic house. The Home Grown Arts Festival is free to attend. Regular Admission applies to tours of Körner’s Folly. For vendor information, please visit the “Home Grown Arts Festival” section of The Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild's website. The Körner’s Folly Foundation is pleased to continue Jules Körner’s legacy by promoting local artistry and craftsmanship in Kernersville. Tickets to tour the house will be open and tour tickets will be available the day of the event, so visitors can see Körner’s Victorian masterpiece.
UNCSA Presents: The American Music Series, six great concerts at the Stevens Center this summer. This concert features rising Americana star, Josh Ritter. Born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, new folk/alternative country rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. “Gathering” is the latest of his nine albums, and it rose out of a prolific songwriting binge which shows in the breadth of sounds and stories he offers. “Gathering” is informed by a sense of gathering storms, of laughing at the darkness. Ritter is one of America’s best, most candidly honest younger singer-songwriters, and has been featured on NPR’s “World Café” and on “CBS This Morning.”
UNCSA Presents: The American Music Series, six great concerts at the Stevens Center this summer. This concert features rising traditional Appalachian stars Anna & Elizabeth. The duo combine two powerful and very distinct voices to express their deep love of the music, singing and people of the Appalachian Mountains. With their album, “The Invisible Comes to Us” on Smithsonian Folkways, Anna & Elizabeth reveal what they find buried between the lines of traditional music. The result is an immersive, novelistic and groundbreaking exploration of old and nearly forgotten songs. This is not an exercise in nostalgia. It is a selection of music where the sounds themselves are integral to the retelling of these tales, alongside the sometimes cryptic and complex narratives of the sung and spoken word. Listeners to NPR might have heard this rising pure folk duo on “Tiny Desk Concerts.”
UNCSA Presents: The American Music Series, six great concerts at the Stevens Center this summer. This concert features the vibrant East L.A. musical group, Las Cafeteras, known for their remixes of roots music that tell modern-day stories. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, and add a remix of sounds from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create “a world where many worlds fit.” The L.A. Times described them as a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”