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The Symphony was mentioned in Southern Living magazine! The article features romantic small towns in Virginia, and much to our delight, Williamsburg made the cut! Head over to our Facebook page to read the full article. #orchestra #symphony #williamsburgva #southernlivingmag #romanticcities ... See MoreSee Less

The Symphony was mentioned in Southern Living magazine! The article  features romantic small towns in Virginia, and much to our delight, Williamsburg made the cut! Head over to our Facebook page to read the full article.  #orchestra #symphony #williamsburgva #southernlivingmag #romanticcities

The Symphony was mentioned in a recent article in Southern Living: The 17 Best Small Towns in the South for a Romantic Getaway

Read the post here!

www.southernliving.com/travel/small-town-romantic-getaways-for-couples
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The Symphony was mentioned in a recent article in Southern Living: The 17 Best Small Towns in the South for a Romantic Getaway 

Read the post here! 

https://www.southernliving.com/travel/small-town-romantic-getaways-for-couples

2 weeks ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

The Williamsburg Symphony presents Ady’s American Adventure, a unique and exciting multimedia concert for adventurers of all ages!

What to Expect: If you enjoyed “Carnival of the Animals” – you will love “Ady’s American Adventure!”
“Ady’s American Adventure” is a story, brought to life by an orchestra, about a young boy who immigrates to the United States in the 1920s. As he makes his way from Carnegie Hall to the middle of Texas, he encounters a wide variety of music and an even wider variety of musicians! When he realizes that there is no single kind of American music, Ady learns what it truly means to be American.
This exciting production will be a fully immersive experience for all ages, conducted by Janna Hymes. In addition to the music, the narrated concert (narrated by the creator Ellen Riccio Cockerham) will feature artistic projections above the orchestra to enhance the story (artwork by Bob Oller and images by Greg Moquin), dancers from Virginia Ballet and a combination of the most famous and recognizable classical, jazz, ragtime, and blues music of America. The concert will conclude with an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” giving audience members a chance to play an instrument.

You Can Help: This concert is fully immersive - we are taking it a step further and including an opportunity to participate in helping our community! The WSO is working with “Orchestras Feeding America” during this concert, so feel free to bring a can of food to support the local Fish food bank.

Ticket Price: Adults: $25 Children (3-18): $12 Children 3 and under: Free

**Buy one adult ticket and get one child's ticket for $5.00 OR take advantage of the Family Pack: Buy any three tickets and get one child's ticket free.

Where to Buy Tickets: Visit williamsburgsymphony.tix.com or call the office at (757)229-9857 for more information.

Sponsors: Compass Wealth Strategies, The Richard & Mary Ann Sleece Foundation

WSO Presents: Ady's American AdventureMar 4, 4:30pmWilliamsburg Community ChapelThe Williamsburg Symphony presents Ady’s American Adventure, a unique and exciting multimedia concert for adventurers of all ages!

What to Expect: If you enjoyed “Carnival of the Animals” – you will love “Ady’s American Adventure!”
“Ady’s American Adventure” is a story, brought to life by an orchestra, about a young boy who immigrates to the United States in the 1920s. As he makes his way from Carnegie Hall to the middle of Texas, he encounters a wide variety of music and an even wider variety of musicians! When he realizes that there is no single kind of American music, Ady learns what it truly means to be American.
This exciting production will be a fully immersive experience for all ages, conducted by Janna Hymes. In addition to the music, the narrated concert (narrated by the creator Ellen Riccio Cockerham) will feature artistic projections above the orchestra to enhance the story (artwork by Bob Oller and images by Greg Moquin), dancers from Virginia Ballet and a combination of the most famous and recognizable classical, jazz, ragtime, and blues music of America. The concert will conclude with an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” giving audience members a chance to play an instrument.

You Can Help: This concert is fully immersive - we are taking it a step further and including an opportunity to participate in helping our community! The WSO is working with “Orchestras Feeding America” during this concert, so feel free to bring a can of food to support the local Fish food bank.

Ticket Price: Adults: $25 Children (3-18): $12 Children 3 and under: Free

**Buy one adult ticket and get one child's ticket for $5.00 OR take advantage of the Family Pack: Buy any three tickets and get one child's ticket free.

Where to Buy Tickets: Visit williamsburgsymphony.tix.com or call the office at (757)229-9857 for more information.

Sponsors: Compass Wealth Strategies, The Richard & Mary Ann Sleece Foundation
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WSO Presents: Adys American Adventure

Tuesday Trivia: Have you kept up with our concert series?

Our upcoming concert is focused on what famous composer, featuring which instrument? #wso #orchestra #symphony #kimballtheatre #williamsburgsymphony
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Tuesday Trivia: Have you kept up with our concert series? 

Our upcoming concert is focused on what famous composer, featuring  which instrument? #wso #orchestra #symphony #kimballtheatre #williamsburgsymphony

2 weeks ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

Trying to make Valentine's Day plans but can't seem to find a sitter? Postpone Valentines Day! Grab dinner in Merchants Square and celebrate Valentines with the WSO at Couperin Craze.

Master Works Concert 3: Couperin CrazeFeb 26, 8:00pmKimball TheatreThe Williamsburg Symphony presents its third Master Works Concert of the season, Couperin Craze. Step into the world of French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist François Couperin for an evening of enchanting music - a world so seemingly fitting due to the Kimball Theatre’s proximity to Colonial Williamsburg.

What to Expect: The evening will open with a harpsichord performance of Couperin’s Les Barricades Mysterieux, moving to Thomas Ades’ “Three Studies from Couperin” and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, closing with Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 in D.

Where to Buy Tickets: Call the office at (757)229-9857.

Sponsors: (First Concert) JoAnn Gora, Ph. D. and E. Roy Budd (Second Concert) HHHunt Homes
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Master Works Concert 3: Couperin Craze

Today is National Viola Day! Enjoy musical selections here to celebrate the day - m.classical-music.com/article/national-viola-day-our-picks #violaday #nationalvioladay #orchestra #symphony ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Viola Day! Enjoy musical selections here to celebrate the day - http://m.classical-music.com/article/national-viola-day-our-picks #violaday #nationalvioladay #orchestra #symphony

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Do you know why François Couperin was also known as 'Couperin Le Grand?' ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know why François Couperin was also known as Couperin Le Grand?

We LOVE this picture of our conductor, Janna Hymes (@hymesjanna). Pure joy! #wso #williamsburgsymphony #symphony #byronstripling #orchestra #jazz ... See MoreSee Less

We LOVE this picture of our conductor, Janna Hymes (@hymesjanna). Pure joy! #wso #williamsburgsymphony #symphony #byronstripling #orchestra #jazz

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Do you know the answer? Give us your best guess below!

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B.

C

C.

C

B

As in I am Baroque again.

C. Means imperfect pearl in Portuguese.

Definitely “C”.

The correct answer is... C! Because of the frequent ornamentation, the Baroque genre was likened to an oddly shaped pearl. Great job, guessers!

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#TBT our second Masterworks concert with David Shifrin! We had a wonder time playing the works of Mozart alongside this talented musician. Up next for our Masterworks series is Couperin Craze! #masterworks #orchestra #symphony #williamsburgsymphony ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT our second Masterworks concert with David Shifrin! We had a wonder time playing the works of Mozart alongside this talented musician. Up next for our Masterworks series is Couperin Craze! #masterworks #orchestra #symphony #williamsburgsymphony

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4 weeks ago

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

The Williamsburg Symphony presents its third Master Works Concert of the season, Couperin Craze. Step into the world of French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist François Couperin for an evening of enchanting music - a world so seemingly fitting due to the Kimball Theatre’s proximity to Colonial Williamsburg.

What to Expect: The evening will open with a harpsichord performance of Couperin’s Les Barricades Mysterieux, moving to Thomas Ades’ “Three Studies from Couperin” and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, closing with Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 in D.

Where to Buy Tickets: Call the office at (757)229-9857.

Sponsors: (First Concert) JoAnn Gora, Ph. D. and E. Roy Budd (Second Concert) HHHunt Homes

Master Works Concert 3: Couperin CrazeFeb 26, 8:00pmKimball TheatreThe Williamsburg Symphony presents its third Master Works Concert of the season, Couperin Craze. Step into the world of French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist François Couperin for an evening of enchanting music - a world so seemingly fitting due to the Kimball Theatre’s proximity to Colonial Williamsburg.

What to Expect: The evening will open with a harpsichord performance of Couperin’s Les Barricades Mysterieux, moving to Thomas Ades’ “Three Studies from Couperin” and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, closing with Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 in D.

Where to Buy Tickets: Call the office at (757)229-9857.

Sponsors: (First Concert) JoAnn Gora, Ph. D. and E. Roy Budd (Second Concert) HHHunt Homes
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Master Works Concert 3: Couperin Craze

Did you miss out on Cabaret & Cocktails? No worries! Stay tuned for an inside look at the incredible evening. But first, a shoutout to our Executive Director, Carolyn Keurajian who worked tirelessly on this amazing evening, and of course the amazing @byron.stripling who brought down the house.

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Did you miss out on Cabaret & Cocktails? No worries! Stay tuned for an inside look at the incredible evening. But first, a shoutout to our Executive Director, Carolyn Keurajian who worked tirelessly on this amazing evening, and of course the amazing @byron.stripling who brought down the house. 

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I agree on both counts. What a fabulous concert!!!

We highly recommend going to see Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Duke" this weekend at Phi Beta Kappa by the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company! As the William & Mary student-run organization reaches its 52nd year of existence and exceptional performance, trust us - you don't want to miss this show (running tonight through Sunday)! Find tix here: bit.ly/2FODN21 #supportyourlocalarts ... See MoreSee Less

We highly recommend going to see Gilbert & Sullivans The Duke this weekend at Phi Beta Kappa by the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company! As the William & Mary student-run organization reaches its 52nd year of existence and exceptional performance, trust us - you dont want to miss this show (running tonight through Sunday)! Find tix here: http://bit.ly/2FODN21 #supportyourlocalarts

See the excitement in this picture? THAT IS JAZZ. Thanks to all who came and supported this great event and got to see @byron.stripling play some glorious music. #byronstripling #williamsburgsymphony #winterbluesjazzfest
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See the excitement in this picture? THAT IS JAZZ. Thanks to all who came and supported this great event and got to see @byron.stripling play some glorious music. #byronstripling #williamsburgsymphony #winterbluesjazzfest
Photo credit: Blessingsbypics

Yesterday was National Public Broadcasting Day. The first public radio broadcast in history took place on January 13, 1910, when a live opera featuring some of the most renowned opera singers of the day was broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House. It is easy to forget today how crucial of a part the radio has played in sharing music with countless ears who wouldn't otherwise be able to enjoy it. So to celebrate today, tune in to Williamsburg's Classical Station, Bach FM 107.9, or your local classical music station, sit back, and enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday was National Public Broadcasting Day. The first public radio broadcast in history took place on January 13, 1910, when a live opera featuring some of the most renowned opera singers of the day was broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House. It is easy to forget today how crucial of a part the radio has played in sharing music with countless ears who wouldnt otherwise be able to enjoy it. So to celebrate today, tune in to Williamsburgs Classical Station, Bach FM 107.9, or your local classical music station, sit back, and enjoy!

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I love to see a full house!