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CONCERTS

"A Music and Medicine Lecture-Concert"
Saturday, June 4 at 3 p.m.
Williamsburg Community Chapel

Sentara Neurosciences Institute and Sentara Music and Medicine Center, in collaboration with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, present a concert featuring neurologist Dr. Kamal Chémali and pianist Prisca Benoit joined by cellist Amit Peled. Admission is free and open to the public.

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NEWS

April 20, 2016: Effective immediately, the orchestra will now officially be called The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. The name change reflects the group’s evolution from an ensemble of volunteer musicians into the vibrant, professional, and internationally-recognized orchestra it is today. Ingrid Brown, president of the Board of Trustees, announced the change on April 18 and 19 at the Kimball Theatre, prior to the final two concerts of the season.

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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

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the generosity of its many 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
Meet The Musicians

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

  • George Li

    MASTERWORKS #4 - March 14 & 15, 2016

    GEORGE LI

    Mr. Li has performed recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Tryon Concert Association, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the Candlelight Concert Society, University of Georgia, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Harriman-Jewell Series, the Miami International Piano Festival, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Vancouver Recital Society, Shriver Hall and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, among others. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Richmond, Hilton Head, Edmonton and Stamford Symphonies, the Boise and Spartanburg Philharmonics, the Pasadena Symphony and Pops, the Boston Philharmonic and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and the Norrkoping Orchestra in Sweden.
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  • Jeff Midkiff

    MASTERWORKS #5 - April 18 & 19, 2016

    JEFF MIDKIFF

    A mandolinist and fiddler raised on bluegrass and a professional clarinetist, Jeff Midkiff is an outstanding musician who feels comfortable in more than one setting—musically and personally. “I feel at home in the Blue Ridge Mountains playing fiddle tunes,” Jeff Midkiff says, “but then again, I feel at home in a professional orchestra as well.” Jeff grew up where bluegrass and traditional string band music thrived. Given his first mandolin at the age of seven by a neighbor (Sherman Poff, to whose memory Partners In Time is dedicated), he moved quickly into the world of fiddlers’ conventions and contests, winning his first mandolin competition before reaching his teens. As he grew older, he added the fiddle to his instrumental arsenal and joined the New Grass Revue—yet at the same time, he took up the clarinet and began to perform with his high school’s symphonic band.
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PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

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