2015-2016 Season Announcement
David Hagy

Dear Friends,

What does the music of the Salisbury Symphony mean to you?  Has it provided a relaxing, happy, challenging, fulfilling, and/or meaningful experience to you?  This season we continue to make our music more relevant and important to the Salisbury-Rowan community!

With works of Sibelius and Beethoven, we "Triumph" over challenge.  The North Carolina Symphony presents "Lovers" whose love, in many cases, is ill-fated.  Duffy, Locklair, and Tchaikovsky explore a "Remembrance" of our heritage and departed loved ones.  Our Family Concert in the GYM at Livingstone champions endangered species with "Lions, Tigers, and (Blue) Bears…Oh my!”  And our county's "High School Musicals" and their performers become the focus of our May concert.  We feature pianist Renee McCachren, familiar to all in our community, and violinist Bryan Hall who grew up in North Carolina.  And of course our Nutcracker and "The Pops at the Post" return!

Come experience the professionalism, the humor, the nostalgia, the friendliness, and the outright joy of our concerts!  We will change your life if you let us into it!

Check back soon for more details on the upcoming season's performances!


Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

David Hagy, Music Director
Renee McCachren, Piano

Renee McCachren

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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



Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Grant Llewellyn, Conductor
Grant Llewellyn

Featuring a new composition, “Hiraeth,” by Sarah Kirkland Snider, as well as music by Bernstein and Smetana…more!

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



Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday, December 19 – 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 20 – 2:30 PM

Tickets may be purchased ONLY through an on-line ticket service made available through the Piedmont Dance Theatre.

Reserved Seating
$40 - $22 (ages 19 & older)
$22.50 - $12 (ages 18 & younger)



Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

David Hagy, Music Director
Bryan Hall, Violin

Bryan Hall & David Hagy

Duffy: Heritage Fanfare
Locklair: In Memory - H.H.L.
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique"

Single Tickets

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



Family Concert
Lions, Tigers, and (Blue) Bears...Oh My!
Gymnasium, Livingstone College

David Hagy, Music Director
Rowan County 5th Grade Honors Chorus
Livingstone College Concert Choir
Livingstone College Band
5th Grade Honors Chorus

Menken: Songs from Disney's
The Lion King
Fine: Childhood Fables for Grownups (including "Tigeroo")
Bartok: Bear Dance

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



Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

David Hagy, Music Director
Scene from East Rowan's Spam-a-Lot

Scenes from Rowan County high schools' musicals

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


Pops at the Post

Downtown Salisbury

Saturday, June 4 – 8:00 PM

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "BEST DOWNTOWN EVENT" in North Carolina!


Program Notes for the Triumph concert are provided by Professor Renee McCachren of Catawba College.

"Egmont Overture" 
Ludwig van Beethoven 

Triumph in Death.  Lamoral, Count of Egmont, was a sixteenth-century Dutch general, nobleman, and statesman during a time of political turmoil and national unrest caused by the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands.  Egmont’s execution at the hands of the Spanish Duke of Alba became a rallying point for other resistance fighters, eventually escalating to a national uprising that ultimately led to Dutch liberation and independence from Spain.  Two centuries later noted German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe celebrated Egmont’s life, heroism, and martyrdom in his play Egmont.

Big Band Bash

Big Band Bash:  A Salute to Sinatra!
Saturday, January 9, 2016

6:30-10:30 PM – Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Ballroom, Catawba College

Join us for a musical evening, enjoying the sounds of big band music, ala Frank Sinatra, a hearty buffet by B & B Catering, and dancing!

New this year:  a chance to win a weekend trip to The Big Apple, all expenses paid, courtesy of Charles and Rachel Oestreicher Bernheim!

Tax-deductible Sponsorships also available.


NC Arts
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.