Concert Schedule

September 2019 - May 2020

Masterworks Concerts

September 2019 - March 2020

Masterworks Concert 1

Brahms & Sibelius

September 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Nielsen: Prelude to Act II from Saul and David
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Featuring:

Music Director Candidate: Wesley Schulz
Guest Artist: Bella Hristova, violin

Masterworks Concert 2

Mendelssohn & Beethoven

October 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Handel: Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 2
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Featuring:

Music Director Candidate: Paul Polivnick
Guest Artist: Chee Yun Kim, violin

Masterworks Concert 3

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

November 21st, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Mozart: Overture at Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D Major
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Featuring:

Music Director Candidate: Steven White
Guest Artist: Frank Rosenwein, oboe

Masterworks Concert 4

A Musical Home

January 16th, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Dame Ethel Smyth: Chorale Prelude from The Prison
Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Featuring:

Music Director Candidate: James Blachly
Guest Artist: Kathryn Mueller, soprano

Masterworks Concert 5

Romantics

March 26, 2020 | 7:30 PM

J. Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Featuring:

Music Director Candidate: Andrés Lopera
Guest Artist: Eun Joo Chung, piano

Special Concerts

Save the Date

Special Concert

Holiday Pops Concerts

December 7th, 2019 | 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

December 8th, 2019 | 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Kimball Theatre

A seasonal tradition for the entire family, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents their annual Holiday Pops Concerts, during Grand Illumination weekend at the Kimball Theatre. Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols with family and friends. Come celebrate winter’s magic with the WSO!

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Special Concert

Cabaret & Cocktails: Ann Hampton Callaway

January 25th, 2020 | 8:00 PM

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator,TV host and producer. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Halland Tanglewood. She has performed with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands. Don’t miss this incredible concert experience with the WSO!

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Special Appearance

Side-By-Side: Williamsburg Youth Orchestras

May 3, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Location TBD

Share in the positive power of music as youth orchestra musicians and the Symphony’s professional musicians unite, in performance together, on one stage. You will truly be inspired and uplifted by this special performance of classical music favorites.

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Guest Appearances