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Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a recording of Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony - better known as the New World Symphony - with him on the first moon landing expedition in 1969!

Come see us perform this ~out of this world~ favorite at our season premiere concert on September 25 and 26!
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Did he play it on a 8-track tape in the Lunar module? 🙂

wow, did not know that. Love that symphony

3 weeks ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

Listening to music causes fireworks in your brain? Sounds like we're on to something here...

TED-Ed
A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument: ow.ly/SDkts
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Thankful for the support of the Williamsburg Community Foundation for our Family Concert last April! It's always fantastic to see so many kids engaging with music. We couldn't do it without you or our audience!Spring Grants Spotlight: The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra received a grant to support Carnival of the Animals, an interactive, multi-sensory concert for the whole family that combined ballet, art, and music. This grant falls under WCF's Arts and Culture focus area. To learn more about WCF grants, visit WilliamsburgCommunityFoundation.org. Our next Grant Deadline is coming up - July 19! ... See MoreSee Less

Thankful for the support of the Williamsburg Community Foundation for our Family Concert last April! Its always fantastic to see so many kids engaging with music. We couldnt do it without you or our audience!

The WSO is saddened by the closure of the Kimball Theatre as it has been our home for over 15 years. During this time we have entertained thousands of concert-goers and featured world-renowned guest artists in this beautiful intimate space. The staff of the Kimball Theatre has been a very important part of the WSO family and we extend our best wishes to them as they make this difficult transition. It is our hope that the Kimball can one day re-open and we can re-establish our relationship.. Our concert season will continue as planned and we will be announcing the new venues shortly. ... See MoreSee Less

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No!

The Kimball Theatre and staff are our home and our family. We are surprised and saddened to hear the news of the Kimball closing, but we are solidifying venues as we prepare for a fantastic upcoming season. Thanks to all of you for reaching out to us and for supporting our wonderful orchestra. See you in September!

Robi Ghosh

!!! :'(

Very sad indeed!

Everyone at the Kimball was always great to us!

Wow, this is sad news for the community!

I just read that Colonial Williamsburg is in serious danger of closing as they lost $54 million last year.

So sad.

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3 months ago

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BRAVO to the 60 students from Lafayette, Jamestown and Warhill High Schools who performed Sunday in WSO's Side-by-Side concert. ... See MoreSee Less

BRAVO to the 60 students from Lafayette, Jamestown and Warhill High Schools who performed Sunday in WSOs Side-by-Side concert.

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Wonderful concert to end the season! Bravo tutti!

3 months ago

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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra musicians rehearse with students from Lafayette, Jamestown and Warhill high schools. The Side by Side Concert will take place on Sunday June 4, 2017 at Warhill High School. Come out and support these young musicians as they perform with our very own WSO. Tickets at www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com. ... See MoreSee Less

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra musicians rehearse with students from Lafayette, Jamestown and Warhill high schools. The Side by Side Concert will take place on Sunday June 4, 2017 at Warhill High School.  Come out and support these young musicians as they perform with our very own WSO.  Tickets at www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com.

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Gayle Harmon

Great photos by Kim Meehan Kiely

What an awesome opportunity for the kids!

This is going to be a fantastic concert to end our season. Wonderful high school musicians joining the WSO! A don't miss! #sxssunday@warhill

Music Director Janna Hymes conducts the first rehearsal of select band and orchestra students from Jamestown, Lafayette and Warhill High Schools in preparation for the WSO's first Side-by-Side concert with the school district this week. ... See MoreSee Less

Music Director Janna Hymes conducts the first rehearsal of select band and orchestra students from Jamestown, Lafayette and Warhill High Schools in preparation for the WSOs first Side-by-Side concert with the school district this week.

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The students are working very hard for our annual Side by Side concert. Come out this Sunday to hear their tremendous talent! Many going on as music majors in college!!!!

3 months ago

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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest violinist Elena Urioste, finished its 33rd season with standing ovations for its Fireworks Finale of Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op.36. ... See MoreSee Less

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest violinist Elena Urioste, finished its 33rd season with standing ovations for its Fireworks Finale of Tchaikovskys Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op.36.

3 months ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

Internationally acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste shared how yoga has impacted her life as a professional musician and discussed the symbiosis between music and yoga which allows musicians to reconnect their minds, bodies, and spirits with the process of music-making. Also in attendance, our very own Conductor Janna Hymes, Concertmaster Akemi Takayama, Executive Director, Carolyn Keurajian and President, Vance Stallings. ... See MoreSee Less

Internationally acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste shared how yoga has impacted her life as a professional musician and discussed the symbiosis between music and yoga which allows musicians to reconnect their minds, bodies, and spirits with the process of music-making.  Also in attendance, our very own Conductor Janna Hymes, Concertmaster Akemi Takayama, Executive Director, Carolyn Keurajian and President, Vance Stallings.

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Beautiful captures!!!

3 months ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

"Intermission" yoga project with acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste is this Friday at 5:00 p.m. The perfect way to end your week.

Violinist Elena Urioste "Intermission" Yoga ProjectMay 19, 5:00pmPhi Beta Kappa Hall at the College of William & Mary, Dodge RoomJoin internationally acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste for a discussion about her newly launched yoga "intermission" project and demostration. Elena will share how yoga has impacted her life as a professional musician and discuss the symbiosis between music and yoga which allows musicians to reconnect their minds, bodies, and spirits with the process of music-making. This event is open to anyone interested in the topic. Wear comfy clothes as there will be some light participation. No yoga experience necessary.
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Violinist Elena Urioste Intermission Yoga Project