50th Anniversary "Sound of Music" Celebration
Salisbury comes alive with the Sound of Music on Friday, August 21st! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this movie classic with a one-time viewing at the Meroney Theatre, with entertainment by special guest (and Concord resident) Daniel Truhitte—who played young German soldier Rolf—as well as local actors dressed as the von Trapp family!
Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for drinks and finger food; movie shows at 5:30 sharp. Get an autograph from Dan, or dance with him to his signature song “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” played on the piano under the Meroney marquee and snap a photo. It’s all free to the public, but seating is limited, with free tickets available at several downtown shops on a first-come-first served basis for the two weeks prior, starting Monday, August 10.
We at the Symphony are looking only to cover costs to make this event our gift to the public, and appreciate your tax-deductible donation made by clicking below.
Many thanks to the following donors for their generosity in making this event a free gift for the public:
$500: Will & Mary James; Harry & Catherine Warren
$300 - $499: Downtown Salisbury, Inc.; Jennifer Hubbard & Steve Cobb
$200 - $299: Claudia Galup
$100 - $199: Rigo & Evelyn Medina, Andrew & Theresa Pitner, Tim & Trisha Proper; Greg & Kristin Shields; Cliff & Barb Sorel; Mercy Stafford
Up to $99: Shaun & Capri Brixey; Kent Bernhardt; Mike Cline; Dan & Winnie Mikkelson; Patsy Parnell; Diane Hooper
Sellers’ history with Salisbury Orchestra dates back to its start
Sunday, June 7, 2015 . . . Salisbury Post
By Josh Bergeron
Music began flowing thorough Leroy Sellers’ veins in his childhood, and it hasn’t stopped since.
Sellers, born in High Point, is a veteran of the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Orchestra. He joined the orchestra in 1967 — one year after its inception — and continues to stroke the strings of his violin, making him the longest serving member of the Salisbury Orchestra. He’s played during all of the Pops at the Posts.
Salisbury serenade: Pops at the Post draws appreciative crowd
Sunday, June 7, 2015 . . . Salisbury Post
By Josh Bergeron
Sweet sounds of the symphony echoed between buildings in downtown Salisbury Saturday during the 11th annual Pops at the Post.
From dusk until stars shone overhead, the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony serenaded a crowd of thousands. This year’s Pops at the Post was themed “Rowan Life.” Songs came from movies, TV shows and popular culture.
You Don't Want to Miss Pops at the Post!
Pops at the Post is a completely free community event, featuring a performance by the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony, led by Maestro David Hagy. The concert is held the first Saturday in June each year from the Salisbury Post loading dock near the intersection of Church Street and W. Innes Street in downtown Salisbury.
This year, in the case of rain, the event will be held at the Livingstone College Gymnasium.
For updates, be sure to visit "Pops at the Post" on Facebook!
Students, Teachers Will Hit Notes on Downtown Pianos Saturday Afternoon
Monday, May 25, 2015 . . . Salisbury Post
By Mark Wineka
Several top-notch local piano teachers and students will converge on the seven pianos along a four-block stretch of North and South Main streets Saturday to tickle the ivories in a special public performance.
The time will be 3 p.m. Saturday...
Discover "Come Tickle Our Ivories" on Facebook!
Surely you've seen them!
7 donated pianos,
Decorated by our 7 county high school art students,
Located along Salisbury's Main St. May-Sept
For anyone to play anything anytime!
If not, visit "Come Tickle Our Ivories" on Facebook today!
Season Tickets Now on Sale!
April 28, 2015...
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra has a new season planned, Transformations. Season tickets are now available for sale online beginning today!
Just visit the Season Tickets page to get yours today! And, if you order by May 29th, you may secure reserved seats at this year's Pops at the Post on June 6th.
Monday, April 6, 2015 . . . Linda Jones
The Salisbury Symphony’s final concert of the season is themed “English Elation,” in celebration of the anticipated announcement this coming fall that Queen Elizabeth will be the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Much English-themed music is programmed by music director David Hagy, including the “Orb and Sceptre March,” written by William Walton for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 (the same year David Hagy was born!).
Come Tickle Our Ivories - Debut near for fundraiser featuring student-painted pianos in public spaces
Saturday, March 31, 2015 . . . Salisbury Post
Look out … they’re coming soon to a street corner near you: those seven donated pianos you may already have heard or read about, magnificently decorated by art students at our seven county high schools, destined for the entrances to seven select shops along Main Street in Salisbury starting May 1.
They’ll stay in those locations for five months, through Sept. 30, for anyone to sit down and play and passersby to enjoy 24/7.
Young Musician Shines in Orchestra
Photo supplied by Dr. and Mrs. David Agner
Thursday, January 29, 2015 . . . Salisbury Post
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra doesn’t let just anyone perform “The Nutcracker” with them, but last December, 14-year-old cellist Kevin Agner joined the group in the orchestra pit at Keppel Auditorium to perform.
Agner has been a student of Diane Bonds since he began studying cello approximately four years ago. He was a member of the Salisbury Youth Orchestra for two years and the Greensboro Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for one year. Most recently, he has been a member of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra.
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!
The goal is to raise enough sponsorship money to cover costs, donate a portion to the schools’ art departments, and support the symphony that’s making this project possible.
Your tax-deductible contribution—for which we promise widespread publicity!—can be made online; by calling the symphony office; or mailing a check:
$100 – Keyboard level
$250 – Spinet level
$500 – Upright level
$1,000 – Baby Grand level
$2,500 – Concert Grand level
Want to give more? We’ll create a special category JUST for you!
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.