This year, the Winston-Salem Symphony under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, invites you to enjoy a brand new, exhilarating holiday musical tradition entitled “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” The concerts will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.
Tickets range from an affordable $25 to $65 for adults and $25 to $40 for children 2 and up and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.
This concert is part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Angel Tree partnership with the Salvation Army. Concert goers 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’s Christmas Program.
The Winston-Salem Symphony’s “Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” is the perfect way to get immersed in the spirit of the season. This new concert offering includes a selection of popular and beloved secular and religious music. Joining the orchestra and Symphony Chorale are guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, whose aerialists will add to the festive holiday spectacle with their dramatic feats above the orchestra, and Winston-Salem State University’s phenomenal Burke Singers.
“Carolina Christmas Spectacular!” will take concert goers through a musical journey of holiday music starting with the traditions of the holidays (including Simple Holiday Joys, A Holiday Melody, Little Bolero Boy, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker and more) progressing through the story of the holiday (The First Noel, The Rose, Lo, how a rose e’re blooming, Hallelujah! from the Messiah and more) and ending with the spirit of the holiday (Sleigh Ride, Christmas Sing-a-Long, Let there be Peace on Earth and more).
Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience.
The Winston-Salem State University Burke Singers are a female a cappella vocal ensemble founded on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in March 1995 by D’Walla Simmons Burke, Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies. She saw a need to add variety, emotion, and a sense of political awareness to the choral program and to the city of Winston-Salem. More than just a vocal ensemble, the Burke Singers inspire listeners to experience songs of old in a new way.