Come Tickle Our Ivories
This is a novel partnership—in fact the first of its kind in the state!—between the Salisbury Symphony and Rowan County’s seven high schools that involves art students decorating donated pianos to be placed in outdoor downtown Salisbury locations from May through September for the public to play and passersby to enjoy any time!
Symphony will bring ‘Casablanca’ theme to Big Band Bash Jan. 10
Sunday, December 14, 2014 . . . Salisbury Post
When he puts these dinner jackets on, Rick McCombs can’t help but throw around words such as “snazzy,” “spiffy” and “jaunty.”
McCombs has about 10 vintage dinner jackets in his closet, things handed down to him and accepted gratefully or coats he picked up a trendy thrift shops. It’s poetic or maybe cinematic justice that McCombs, a guy named Rick, will be wearing his white dinner jacket to Salisbury-Rowan Symphony’s “Casablanca at the Big Band Bash” fundraiser Jan. 10.
Salisbury Symphony Offers Bold, Beautiful Music!
November 11, 2014…The Salisbury Symphony’s second concert of its 2014-15 season offers classical music that is both bold and beautiful! Beginning with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, followed by Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, the concert ends with the monumental Piano Concerto #1 by Brahms. The concert, “Minor Details, Major Decisions,” holds the answer to the puzzle question “What?” What could be the reason for this title? And, the answer is found in the music! Those who arrive by 7:00 PM will be treated to a conversation with David Hagy, Music Director, about the music and the composers featured that evening.
‘Les Misérables’ - Love Triumphs Once Again
Saturday, October 18, 2014 . . . Salisbury Post
The collaboration of Piedmont Players and the Salisbury Symphony with “Les Miserables” is an audience-pleasing success. The opening night crowd was on their feet, whistling and cheering by the end of the three-hour concert production.
Standouts in a huge cast are, of course, Neil Shepherd as Jean Valjean. Shepherd is a big man, with an impressive vocal range that allows him to shine when he begs God to let Marius live after he is wounded in the first battles of the French Revolution. Even Shepherd had tears in his eyes.
‘Les Misérables’ - The Most Popular Musical of All Time is Coming to Salisbury!
Saturday, October 9, 2014 . . . Salisbury Post
The most popular musical of all time is coming to Salisbury next weekend! For only three performances at Keppel Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College, Piedmont Players and the Salisbury Symphony will collaborate for the first time on a stage production of Les Misérables! The longest running musical of all time, Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film adaptation of that musical. The 2012 film version, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, introduced this timeless classic to millions of new fans, while receiving nominations for eight Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globes (winning Best Motion Picture) and a Grammy.
Salisbury Symphony's Opening Concert
September 23, 2014…It seems appropriate that a season themed “Puzzles,” begins with a pops concert! Typically, David Hagy, Music Director, ends a season with a rousing concert of familiar music, but this year, he begins with “March Madness! When?”
“When?” indeed! We all know “March madness” is a basketball event that happens in the spring. Ah, but this “March” madness is all about marching music! Therein lies the answer to that puzzle, “when?”
Meet the Cast of ‘Les Misérables’
Sunday, September 14, 2014 . . . Salisbury Post
Piedmont Players Theatre and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra announce the cast of “Les Misérables”
Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text: Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional material: James Fenton
Adapted and originally directed: Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Orchestrations: John Cameron
October 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and October 19 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at PiedmontPlayers.com or 704-633-5471
‘Puzzles’ the Title for Salisbury Symphony’s 38th Season
Sunday, August 31, 2014 . . . Salisbury Post
Elgar’s “Enigma” is just that. For whom were each of its variations written? Initials or words provide little clues.
“It is a puzzle,” admits Maestro David Hagy.
But it was a piece he wanted the Salisbury Symphony to play. So he set about building a concert around it.
Why not create a whole season around puzzle pieces, suggested Linda Jones, the symphony’s executive director, and a theme was born.
“Puzzles” is the title of the symphony’s 38th season, which kicks off Oct. 4 with a pops concert at Livingstone College’s Varick auditorium. The remainder of the season will be spent at Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium.
Salisbury Symphony Announces New Board
July 13, 2014…
The Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society members have elected their new board of directors.
New members include John Brincefield, Timothy Gudger, Rosemary Kinard, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Robert Van Geons, Jordan Warren and Dairon McGraw.
Dr. Martha K. West will serve as president of the board, assisted by Dr. Mary Frances Edens as vice president. Jean Wurster will be the new secretary.
Order Tickets Online
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is pleased to add a new convenience for supporters of the Symphony - the ability to purchase tickets and memberships, and also provide donations, online.
Purchase individual concert tickets in advance at any one of our Ticket Outlets: Salisbury: Belk, Rowan County Visitors Center, Sidewalk Deli; Rockwell: Crescent Pharmacy; Spencer: Green Goat Gallery.