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CONCERTS

December 17 & 18, 2016 - The Nutcracker

Virginia Regional Ballet will present The Nutcracker at Phi Beta Kappa Hall at the College of William & Mary on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and on Sunday, December 18th at 2:00pm.

Promising students of Virginia Regional Ballet Academy will dance alongside professional dancers to the beautiful Tchaikovsky score played LIVE by The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes. Order tickets online through Virginia Regional Ballet.

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NEWS

November 19, 2016: 'Great Symphony' a Great Achievement for WSO

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra continued its now-expected offering of high quality performance in the "Great Symphony" program at the Kimball Theatre Thursday. See the full review.

October 12, 2016: Soprano Bullock wows, as promised

A storm of a very different sort from Hurricane Matthew blew into town Monday for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of the current music season in the form of soprano Julia Bullock. See the full review.

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ABOUT

The nonprofit Williamsburg Music Association has three components: The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra; The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League, a fundraising and support organization; and The Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, which give area students the opportunity to play in a full orchestra.

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SUPPORT

In addition to corporate and foundation sponsorship, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the generosity of many individual supporters. Whether you choose to get involved as a volunteer, annual contributor, or generous benefactor--or all of the above--it is your dedication and donations that allow the organization to achieve its goals of musical artistry, community outreach, and fiscal stability.

MEET OUR PERFORMERS

Janna Hymes
JANNA HYMES
Music Director
Akemi Takayama
AKEMI TAKAYAMA
Concertmaster
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THE ORCHESTRA
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VIEW THE SCHEDULE

Oct. 10 & 11, 2016

Soprano Sensation

Rossini            Overture to An Italian in Algiers

Villa-Lobos     Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 for Soprano                              and Orchestra of Violoncelli, A. 389

Poulenc          “Non monsieur mon mari” from Les                                     mamelles de Tirésias

Mendelssohn Nocturne and Scherzo from A                                               Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61
Weill               “Denn wie man sich bettet” from Aufstieg                          und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Gershwin       “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

Beethoven      Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 36

Julia Bullock – soprano

“A small group of strings and woodwind spun the delicate chords around Julia Bullock’s thrilling performance: dressed in art-deco gold, the young soprano spun the text with bronzed beauty.”
Neil Fisher, The Times (from her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra)

Nov. 17 & 18, 2016

The Great Symphony

Delius             “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring”

Fauré              Pavane, op. 50

Prokofiev       Classical Symphony, op. 25

Schubert        Symphony in C major, D. 944, “Great”

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

  • Julia Bullock, photo by Christian Steiner
    SOPRANO SENSATION Masterworks #1 - October 10 & 11, 2016
    JULIA BULLOCK
    Julia Bullock is recognized as an “impressive, fast-rising soprano… poised for a significant career” (The New York Times). Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, she has both captivated and inspired audiences through her versatile artistry, probing intellect, and commanding stage presence. Opera News extols, “Bullock's radiant soprano shines brightly and unfailingly... Most compellingly, however, she communicates intense, authentic feeling, as if she were singing right from her soul.”
    Highlights of the past season include a debut with the London Symphony Orchestra of Delage's Quatre poèmes hindous conducted by Sir Simon Rattle​, performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker Academy of Kaija Saariaho’s La passion de Simone, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, a program of Falla and Ravel with the New World Symphony Orchestra, and solo recitals at leading venues throughout North America including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kennedy Center.
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  • Music Director Janna Hymes
    THE GREAT SYMPHONY, Masterworks #2 November 17 & 18, 2016
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Presents "The Great Symphony"
    Join Music Director Janna Hymes, now in her 13th season on the podium, and The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra for "The Great Symphony," its second Masterworks concert of 2016-2017. The program opens with Delius' "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" and closes with Schubert's Ninth Symphony. Also included are works by Faure and Prokofiev.
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Unless otherwise stated, the Symphony's Season Subscription concerts are performed at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square at 8:00 p.m.

$48-58 USD

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PRINCIPAL SEASON UNDERWRITER

Two Friends of Music

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