About

WSO Musicians
WSO Musicians on Stage at the Kimball Theatre in 2015

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

The Vision of The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra is to entertain, inspire and educate diverse audiences of all ages through musical excellence.

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984.  The orchestra is functionally related to  The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League and the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras

Our Team

Executive Director – Carolyn Keurajian

Music Director – Janna Hymes


Wanda Bass – Media Consultant
Russ Girsberger – Music Librarian
Francoise Moquin – Personnel Manager
Betsy Moss – Public Relations
Heidi LeMaster – Bookkeeper
Caroline Scruggs – Social Media

WSO Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Vance Stallings, Esq. – President
Jon Krapfl, PhD – Vice President, Administration
Ronald Monark – Vice President, Resources Development
Richard A. Sleece – Secretary
Joseph L.  Southworth – Treasurer
Paul Try, PhD – President, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League
Michael Leruth – President, Williamsburg Youth Orchestras

Trustees

Ingrid Brown
Warren W. Buck, PhD
Jane Carty
Edward A. Curran
Roy Femenella – Vice President, Marketing
JoAnn Gora, PhD
Susan Gordon, CFP
Stuart Honenberger, CFP
Mott Robertson Jr., MD
Marc Sharp
Norbert Smith – Vice President, Strategic Planning
Cindy Southworth
Douglas Springmann
Hugh Van Brimer
Jack Wagner – Vice President, Education
Carolyn T. Ward – Vice President, Governance

Trustees Emeriti

Georgianna Avioli
Donald S. Baker
Jane Medlin Burton
John Hewett
Kay Kane
James C. Miller
Donald B. Williams


International Debut

In January, 2016, the orchestra made its international debut at the prestigious Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.

Bermuda Standing Ovation 1
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra receives a standing ovation at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

What They’re Saying about the Symphony

VIPs Thank the Orchestra

W. Taylor Reveley III
W. Taylor Reveley III

W. Taylor Reveley III, President of the College of William & Mary

“Though I’ve long known that The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra graces our community, until attending its last concert of the 2014/15 season [Masterworks #5], I had not fully realized what a treasure this orchestra is for the Colonial Capital. The splendid music the Symphony makes, the enthusiasm of Music Director Janna Hymes and its players, and the intimacy of its hall, together result in a delightful evening for those assembled to listen and watch. The guest artist for the concert in question, cellist Zuill Bailey, was extraordinarily engaging, as he played Schumann on his magnificent 1693 cello, crafted the same year William & Mary was born.”


 

Paul Neubauer, violist; Guest soloist for Masterworks #3
Paul Neubauer, violist; Guest soloist for Masterworks #3

Paul Neubauer, violist; Guest soloist for 2014-2015 Masterworks #3

“It was a great treat to work with the wonderful [Music Director] Janna Hymes and The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. To bring not one, but three beautiful viola works to your supportive audience was a highpoint of my season. Thank you, Janna, for programming these works and for bringing the viola to Williamsburg!”


 

High Praise from Mayor Clyde Haulman

Mayor Clyde Haulman presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the Symphony's many contributions in the areas of musical arts and education from the City of Williamsburg to Carolyn Keurajian (right), Executive Director of the Symphony, shown here with Ms. Hymes (left).
Williamsburg Mayor Clyde Haulman with Executive Director Carolyn Keurajian (right), and with Ms. Hymes (left).

 

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Season concluded on May 5 and May 6 with an all-orchestral concert that showcased the woodwinds and produced an exceptional performance from the strings. Under the baton of Music Director Janna Hymes, the Masterworks #5 program, “Italian Images,” was enhanced by projected artworks depicting three of Botticelli’s most famous paintings, the subjects of Respighi’s “Trittico Botticelliano.”

 

Wrapping up a highly successful year of fundraising, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League President Marie Knuettel (left) presented a check in the amount of $90,000 to Carolyn Keurajian, Executive Director of the Symphony (center), and Ingrid Brown, President of the WMA (right).
Wrapping up a highly successful year of fundraising, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League President Marie Knuettel (left) presented a check in the amount of $90,000 to Carolyn Keurajian, Executive Director of the Symphony (center), and Ingrid Brown, President of the WMA (right).

Mayor Clyde Haulman presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the Symphony’s many contributions in the areas of musical arts and education from the City of Williamsburg to Carolyn Keurajian (right), Executive Director of the Symphony, shown here with Ms. Hymes (left).
Wrapping up a highly successful year of fundraising, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League President Marie Knuettel (left) presented a check in the amount of $90,000 to Carolyn Keurajian, Executive Director of the Symphony (center), and Ingrid Brown, President of the WMA (right).

 


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