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.
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.
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.”
Don't miss our exiting lineup for the 2018 Summer Concert Season. Featuring acts like Rhiannon Giddens, Steep Canyon Rangers and The Barefoot Movement, this series promises a mix of music, merriment and magic. The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center. Experience regional traditional music each day of the week with FREE local Mid-Day Mountain Musicians playing on the breezeway of the visitors center from Noon - 4 PM. The Music Center hosts a summer Roots of American Music Concert Series. Concerts take place in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater (capacity 2,500) at the base of Fisher Peak, feature local, regional, and national touring performers and bands, and are presented most Saturday evenings from late May through September. The Music Center is also the home for the FREE state-of-the-art- award-winning, and interactive Roots of American Music Museum Exhibit, and the starting point for two beautiful hiking trails, the easy, family friendly (1.35 miles - one way) High Meadow Trail and the moderate Fisher Peak Loop Trail (2.24 miles). The Blue Ridge Music Center is operated by The National Park Service, and the Music Center's programming is coordinated through a partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
Japan is often seen as a high-tech society and an economic leader in industry and manufacturing. Though true, Japan is also a society that reflects on its deep roots and historical traditions. This exhibition presents photography by artists documenting traditional Japanese culture. On display from January 23 to March 17, works by Hideo Haga capture the celebration of folk festivals in Tohoku, a region of northern Japan. From March 20 to October 6, works by Morton Huber document change and tradition in everyday life in the Chubu region. Admission is free.