CONCERTS

Season Masterworks Concerts

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Janna Hymes

Janna Hymes will continue as the Williamsburg Symphony's music director and conductor; the 2018-19 season marks her 15th anniversary on the podium. Thank you, Janna, for bringing to our stage such excellent and innovative programming!

Performances for 2017-18 begin at 8:00 p.m. Starting in 2018-19, all performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will take place at the Kimball Theatre in Merchant Square.

Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets.

Concertmaster Akemi Takayama will return for the 2018-19 season!

 

 

Introducing our 35th Anniversary Season!

September 2018-May 2019

Masterworks Concert 1: September 10 & 11, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

Featuring Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • Shubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 61

Masterworks Concert 2: October 29 & 30, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

  • Rossini: Overture to Il signor Bruschino
  • Rossini: Pas de six ballet from William Tell
  • Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Opus 112
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

Masterworks Concert 3: March 3 & 4, 2019 (Sun./Mon.)

Featuring Sterling Elliott, cello
  • Schoenberg: Go
  • Khachaturin: Suite from music for the drama Masquerade
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella

Masterworks Concert 4: April 2019

  • Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espangnol, Opus 34
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, "Pathetique"

Masterworks Concert 5: May 21 & 22, 2019 (Tues./Wed.)

Featuring Tessa Lark, Violin
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.136
  • Thurber: Love Letter
  • Massenet: Meditation from Thais
  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Opus 25, "Classical"

The Programs for 2017-2018

Don't miss your final chance to see the WSO in concert this season!

Sensational Finale: May 21 & 22, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
  • Wagner: Siegfried Ilyll
  • Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Opus 55
  • Program Notes

From the New World: September 25 & 26, 2017
Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin
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Mozart Magic: November 15 & 16, 2017
Featuring David Shifrin, clarinet
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Couperin Craze: February 26 & 27, 2018
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Beethoven's Ninth: April 12, 2018
Featuring: Colleen Daly, soprano; Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano; Kirk Dougherty, tenor; Branch Fields, bass
Chorus: CNU Chamber Choir, Men's and Women's Chorus; Virginia Choral Society; Virginia Wesleyan University Singers; Williamsburg Choral Guild
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Special Concerts

Save the Date for our 35th Anniversary Season Pops Concerts

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December 1 & 2, 2018 - Holiday Pops
Multiple performances | Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

January 26, 2019 - Cabaret and Cocktails
8:00 pm | Williamsburg Lodge