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Winston-Salem Symphony celebrates its 75th season

The Winston-Salem Symphony has a classic concert this weekend to celebrate its birthday and you're invited.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Symphony is kicking off its 75th anniversary year with a Classic Series concert cycle entitled “Celebrate!” featuring world-renowned conductor JoAnn Falletta and award-winning Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu.

The concerts will begin with musical fireworks and brass fanfares as the Symphony’s Assistant Conductor Karen Ní Bhroin conducts Dmitri Shostakovich’s  Festive Overture. Superstar conductor Falletta will take the orchestra as award-winning Romanian pianist Dariescu shows us how a true professional handles the piece. 

"People will love this series because it is the classics of the classics," said Falletta, "Even if they don't know the names of the songs they will know them all anyway.".

The concerts will take place on Saturday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 9 at 3 p.m. at the Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 405 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Tickets begin at $25 and are available by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at wssymphony.org. Please note, all patrons attending Winston-Salem Symphony events must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, and masks are required. For the most up-to-date information, visit wssymphony.org/covid19.