The Winston-Salem Symphony Announces 2020–21 Season Reimagined

The Winston-Salem Symphony  Announces 2020–21 Season Reimagined
August 22
11:00 2020

The Winston-Salem Symphony is excited to announce the 2020–21 Season Reimagined. This Reimagined season replaces the fall 2020 concerts originally announced earlier this year. Concerts have been reimagined to feature music for a smaller orchestra that will accommodate socially distanced musicians on stage. Adjustments to concerts scheduled from January through May 2021 will be shared in late fall.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reimagined fall concert schedule seeks to present three modified Classics concerts, the inaugural Ignite Family Series concert, and a special A Carolina Christmas concert. All these concerts will be available online to Stage Pass members. Stage Pass is a new digital membership program providing access to exclusive online content including live-streamed performances, Etherbound presentations, behind-the-scenes extras, and interviews with musicians and special guests. Stage Pass can be purchased at for $75. Additionally, the Winston-Salem Symphony will continue to offer a number of special digital performances through its social media channels including Musician Moments, Camera1, and a new Etherbound project, expected November 2020.

As the Symphony continues to adapt to COVID-19 social distancing protocols and safety guidelines, it is difficult to fit all 78 contract musicians on a single stage. However, over the next few months, the Winston-Salem Symphony will offer a reimagined way of experiencing live music in homes, gardens and around the community: Symphony Serenades. Serenades are small ensembles consisting of Winston-Salem Symphony musicians performing a selection of works curated by Music Director Tim Redmond and Assistant Conductor Karen NÍ Bhroin that represent the full talent and creativity that the Winston-Salem Symphony has to offer. The cost of Serenade packages will vary depending upon the size of the ensemble and the conductor needs. Individuals and organizations interested in hosting their own Serenade micro-concert can contact the Winston-Salem Symphony for more information.

The Winston-Salem Symphony acknowledges the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis and the lack of clarity regarding the duration of the pandemic. Though the Symphony is working diligently to create safe alternatives to a typical season, the organization is prepared to respond if circumstances necessitate changes to its musical offerings. Should the Symphony need to cancel or reschedule concerts outlined below, the Symphony will communicate with Stage Pass holders through traditional communication mechanisms.

All concert information is subject to change. The Winston-Salem Symphony is committed to the safety of musicians, audiences, and the community. Below is the current schedule:

*London Calling

Saturday, Oct. 24, live streamed from the Stevens Center

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville

Anna Clyne: Sound and Fury

Haydn: Symphony No. 104, “London”

*American Landscape

Sunday, Nov. 15, live streamed from the Stevens Center

Copland: Appalachian Spring

Dan Locklair: In Memory — H.H.L.

Dvořák: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

*A Carolina Christmas: Unwrapped

The Ramkat

Saturday, Nov. 28

*Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Sextet 

Wednesday, Dec. 16, live streamed from the Moravian Music Foundation

Additional offerings throughout the fall will include the first Ignite Family Series concert, the fall 2020 Etherbound release, Symphony Serenades, and educational programming.

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