2016-2017 Season Announcement
David Hagy

A half century!

By the end of the 2016-2017 season, the Salisbury Symphony will have played FIFTY YEARS for Rowan-Salisbury and Piedmont area audiences.  Led by four music directors during that time it will have presented 200 public concerts, 18 extra performances of The Nutcracker, and 13 Pops at the Post concerts.  Of those 231 performances I will have conducted 153 or two-thirds of them.  And the number of lives educated, eased, and touched across those fifty years - PRICELESS!

In the coming season we CELEBRATE!  In September we celebrate with pianist Frederic Chiu playing Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto along with Richard Strauss' Don Juan, and the "Made in America" commission of Christopher Theofanidis' Dreamtime Ancestors.  In December - The Nutcracker!

In February a surprise guest will "perform" with the Family Concert.  In March the North Carolina Symphony brings works by North Carolinians and the Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony.  In April the monumental Verdi Requiem on Palm Sunday afternoon.  Finally in May at our birthplace, Livingstone College, and with the help of pianist Nate Beversluis we present music of Gershwin!  And Pops at the Post will celebrate even more in June as the 231st performance of the SALISBURY SYMPHONY!  Join us for the GRANDEUR, the FUN, the SURPRISE, the EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE, and the CELEBRATION!

Fifty Years Later

Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

David Hagy, Music Director
Frederic Chiu, Soloist

Frederic Chiu

Variations on "Happy Birthday", John Williams
Dreamtime Ancestors, Christopher Theofanidis
(NC premiere!)
Don Juan, R. Strauss
Piano Concerto No. 5, "The Emperor", Beethoven

Sponsored by Mary Messinger


Single Tickets
$23.75 (ages 19 & older)
$  6.50 (students & ages 9-18)
$  4.25 (ages 8 & younger)

Nutcracker 2016

Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday - 6:30PM
Sunday - 2:30PM

Reserved seating

To purchase tickets visit the Piedmont Dance Theatre Box Office


Look Who's Joining Us

Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Family Concert

Honors Chorus

With Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus
Members of the Rowan All-County Band
Rowan Youth Orchestra

Sponsored by Bill & Nancy Stanback


Single Tickets
$19.25 (ages 19 & older)
$  4.25 (students & ages 9-18)
$  2.00 (ages 8 & younger)


Our State's Finest

Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

North Carolina Symphony
David Glover, Conductor

David Glover

Jubilation Overture, Ward
Lo, Caroline Shaw
Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky

Sponsored by Cloninger Ford/Toyota/Scion


Single Tickets
$23.75 (ages 19 & older)
$  6.50 (students & ages 9-18)
$  4.25 (ages 8 & younger)


Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College

Pops Concert
Nate Beversluis, Piano


Cuban Overture
Gershwin Songs
Piano Concerto in F

Sponsored by Jeffery, Melissa and Jordan Warren


Single Tickets
$23.75 (ages 19 & older)
$  6.50 (students & ages 9-18)
$  4.25 (ages 8 & younger)


Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College


1  Angela Rene Simpson, soprano
2  Cristy Brown, mezzo-soprano
3  James Allbritten, tenor
4  Jake Gardner, bass-baritone

Sponsored by Dr. Gerald Cochran


Single Tickets
$23.75 (ages 19 & older)
$  6.50 (students & ages 9-18)
$  4.25 (ages 8 & younger)


NC Arts Council
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.