CONCERTS

FAMILY CONCERT - "ADY'S AMERICAN ADVENTURE"

March 4, 2018 / 4:30 p.m. / Williamsburg Community Chapel

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Ady’s American Adventure is a story, brought to life by the 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.

In addition to introducing young listeners to string instruments, classical music, jazz, ragtime, blues and other musical genres, the show helps kids understand that we are a nation of immigrants.

Includes multi-media projections over the orchestra, dancers from Virginia Regional Ballet, musicians and an instrument petting zoo following the performance.

Tickets are: $25 adults/$12 students (3-18)

*Buy your tickets now and take advantage of two specials: 

Buy 1 Adult ticket, get $5.00 off a child's ticket        USE CODE: 5OFF

Buy any 3 tickets and receive a free child's ticket      USE CODE: FAMILYPAK

FOR TICKETS TO "COUPERIN CRAZE" FEB. 26 & 27, 2018

CALL 757-229-9857 (No online ticketing is available for this concert.)

Season Masterworks Concerts

2017-2018: Our 34th Season
Janna Hymes
Janna Hymes

(Photo credit: Kim Kiely Photography)

Janna Hymes will be continuing as the Williamsburg Symphony's music director and conductor; the 2017-2018 season marks her 14th anniversary on the podium. Thank you, Janna, for bringing to our stage such excellent and innovative programming!

Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will take place at the Kimball Theatre in Merchant Square.

Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets.

The Programs for 2017-2018

From the New World: September 25 & 26, 2017 (Mon./Tues.)

Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin
  • Schoenberg: Bounce (2013)
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
  • Program Notes

Save the Date! Masterclass with Jennifer Koh: September 24, 2017

Mozart Magic: November 15 & 16, 2017 (Wed./Thurs.)

*NOTICE: New Concert Date*
Featuring David Shifrin, clarinet
  • Villa-Lobos: Sinfonietta No. 1 in B-flat major, A115, "In Memory of Mozart"
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
  • Program Notes

Save the Date! Masterclass with David Shifrin: November 15, 2017

Couperin Craze: February 26 & 27, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

  • Couperin: Les Barricades Mysterieuses (The Mysterious Barricades)
  • Ades: Three Studies from Couperin (2006)
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D, "The Clock"
  • Program Notes

Beethoven's Ninth: April 12, 2018 (Thu.)

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

Special Concerts

March 4, 2018 - Family Concert

If you enjoyed "Carnival of the Animals," then you will love "Ady's American Adventure!"

4:30 p.m./ Williamsburg Community Chapel

Ady’s American Adventure is a story, brought to life by the 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.

In addition to introducing young listeners to string instruments, classical music, jazz, ragtime, blues and other musical genres, the show helps kids understand that we are a nation of immigrants.

Includes multi-media projections over the orchestra, dancers, musicians and an instrument petting zoo following the performance.

April 29, 2018 - Side-By-Side Concert

This wonderful combination of mentoring and a fine musical performance fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Our very own Williamsburg Youth Orchestras will rehearse and perform side-by-side with the Symphony’s professional musicians.

4:30 p.m.; Location TBD