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CONCERTS

"Mozart Magic" on Nov. 15 & 16, 2017

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its second Masterworks Concert of the season featuring internationally acclaimed clarinetist, David Shifrin.  The musical program includes Villa-Lobos' famous Sinfonietta No. 1,  Clarinet Concerto in A major, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.  Music Director Janna Hymes will conduct.

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NEWS

To our followers and audience: After 15 years with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Janna Hymes has announced that she is stepping down after the 2018-19 season.

Janna stated that "Williamsburg has been a home to me, and it has been an honor to be welcomed into the community by all of you and this wonderful orchestra surrounding me. Making music with these musicians, and in this community, is a joy. When I arrived 15 years ago I had a list of goals I wanted to accomplish, from expanding the concert season, diversifying the concert repertoire, and increasing the awareness of the orchestra. I have achieved these goals. There is a deep sadness in me for leaving but, having been at the helm of the organization for almost half its history, this seems an appropriate and natural transition point. I look forward to celebrating our milestone 35th anniversary season starting this fall."

We look forward to celebrating all that the WSO has accomplished with Janna over the past 15 years during our upcoming 2018-2019 season, her last season with us -- sure to be an unforgettable one!
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To our followers and audience: After 15 years with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Janna Hymes has announced that she is stepping down after the 2018-19 season. 

Janna stated that Williamsburg has been a home to me, and it has been an honor to be welcomed into the community by all of you and this wonderful orchestra surrounding me. Making music with these musicians, and in this community, is a joy. When I arrived 15 years ago I had a list of goals I wanted to accomplish, from expanding the concert season, diversifying the concert repertoire, and increasing the awareness of the orchestra. I have achieved these goals. There is a deep sadness in me for leaving but, having been at the helm of the organization for almost half its history, this seems an appropriate and natural transition point. I look forward to celebrating our milestone 35th anniversary season starting this fall.

We look forward to celebrating all that the WSO has accomplished with Janna over the past 15 years during our upcoming 2018-2019 season, her last season with us -- sure to be an unforgettable one!
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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.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

Tickets to our Family Concert and our Beethoven's Ninth Masterworks Concert are available online now! Single tickets to our other Masterworks concerts are available for purchase by phone at (757) 229-9857. Call today or click below to purchase tickets!

$48-58 USD

MEET OUR PERFORMERS

Janna Hymes
JANNA HYMES
Music Director
Akemi Takayama
AKEMI TAKAYAMA
Concertmaster
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THE ORCHESTRA
Meet The Musicians

MASTERWORKS SCHEDULE

Feb. 26 & 27, 2018

Couperin Craze

Couperin              Les Barricades Mysterieuses (The Mysterious Barricades)

Ades      Three Studies from Couperin (2006)

Ravel        Le Tombeau de Couperin

Hadyn        Symphony no. 101 in D, "The Clock"

 

April 12, 2018

Beethoven's Ninth

Shostakovich              Festive Overture, Op. 96

Beethoven       Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Colleen Daly, soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Kirk Dougherty, tenor
Branch Fields, bass

RECENT PERFORMANCES

  • The Williamsburg Symphony Piano Virtuoso Performance
    Hidden Gem, April 25 & 26 at 8 p.m., Kimball Theatre
    2016-2017 Classical Masterworks Series, Concert 4
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Hidden Gem, its fourth Masterworks concert of the 2016-2017 season. The program opens with Verdi's Overture to "La Forza del Destino" and includes symphonies by Mozart and Nielsen. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, now in her 13th season at the podium. Hidden Gem is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.
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  • Carnival of the Animals Cukoo
    Carnival of the Animals, April 29, 2017, Williamsburg Community Chapel
    The WSO Presents Carnival of the Animals with Virginia Regional Ballet, artist Bob Oller & narrator Elisabeth Reiss
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Carnival of the Animals, A Family Concert with Janna Hymes, Conductor. A variety of animal-themed musical pieces will enchant the audience with artist Bob Oller and dancers from Virginia Regional Ballet interpreting the music. A whimsical classic written over 150 years ago, Carnival of the Animals includes 14 movements representing different animals, including a lion, donkey, and elephant, as well as fossils, an aquarium and an aviary. The music will also be accompanied by the poems of Ogden Nash narrated by Elisabeth Reiss. Thank you to generous underwriting by the Charles S. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation, Two Friends of Music, Liz Moore and Associates and the Anderson Financial Advisory Group of Davenport and Company. Support also comes from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and Virginia Commission for the Arts.
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  • Elena Urioste
    Fireworks Finale, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Hall
    2016-2017 Classical Masterworks Series, Concert 5
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 33rd season in grand style with Fireworks Finale, a concert featuring guest violinist Elena Urioste. She joins the orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D, op. 35. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. One performance only.
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SPONSORED BY:

PRINCIPAL SEASON UNDERWRITER

Two Friends of Music

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