SALISBURY SYMPHONY

204 E. Innes St. Suite 260, Salisbury, NC  28144

 

Phone:

(704) 216-1513

 

Office Hours:

M-F 10am-4pm

The Salisbury Symphony, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonnprofit charitable organization.

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704.216.1513

204 E. INNES ST., SUITE 260, SALISBURY, NC 28144

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Upcoming performance to include Peter Boyer's exciting multimedia symphony, "Ellis Island: The Dream of America"

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The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will break new ground in March as they offer the unique offering of a symphony performance complete with a movie screen and live narrators.  The Los Angeles Times called it "A work of rare authenticity and directness," and the Hartford Courant describes the piece as "A searing emotional experience."

The Symphony's concert, entitled "Dream of America," will showcase Boyer's 2001 multimedia/symphonic collaboration piece "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," a composition which celebrates the historic American immigrant experience and the American dream. Innovative in its format, the work brings elements of the theater and multimedia together in the concert hall, employing actors and projected historical images from the Ellis Island archives.

Composer Peter Boyer

The spoken texts for the work come from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, an historic collection of interviews with actual immigrants about their experiences emigrating to America. After extensive research in this archive, Boyer chose the stories of seven immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island from disparate nations between 1910-1940. He fashioned short monologues from the actual words of these immigrants, and wove them into an orchestral tapestry which frames and comments on their stories—by turns poignant, humorous, moving, and inspiring. The work concludes with a reading of the Emma Lazarus poem The New Colossus (“Give me your tired, your poor…”), providing an emotionally powerful ending to this celebration of our nation of immigrants.

 

Ellis Island: The Dream of America was commissioned by The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, in celebration of the inaugural season of its Belding Theatre. It was premiered by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer, with actors from the New York stage, directed by Martin Charnin, at the Bushnell in April 2002. The premiere was broadcast on National Public Radio’s SymphonyCast program in July 2002.

Salisbury Symphony Summer String Camp will be June 8-12 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Salisbury. There will be classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced violin, viola and cello players ages 8 through adult. Registration information will be available here soon. Make plans now to attend and enjoy a week of music at Summer String Camp!

Summer String Camp Dates Announced

MORE GROUNDBREAKING PERFORMANCES!

"A 'Bury Home Companion"
A night of hometown humor and great music to benefit the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Meroney Theatre, Downtown Salisbury

 Saturday, Aug. 24 2019

2:30pm Matinee; 7:30pm Evening

Co-hosts Kent Bernhardt and Kay Peeler bring their assorted cast of heroes, hams and misfits for a time of hometown-based laughter and music!  This year's special performance is dedicated to the memory of longtime local music  fan Foster Owen.  Musical guests include pop-country group "The Hall Sisters," returning favorites Eli Yacinthe and Sarah Claire King, local teenaged piano sensation Jacob Kluttz,  Gold Hill's "Silver String Band" led by Vivian Hopkins, vocal harmony group "the Moonglows" and more!

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The Nutcracker Ballet
The timeless story of a little girl at Christmas as told through the magic of dance and music 
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 6:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 2:30pm

Piedmont Dance Theatre's 17th annual production of the Nutcracker. Join us in Salisbury and be prepared to be delighted by "visions of sugarplum fairies" and the sounds of the Salisbury Symphony as dance and music unite to bring you this very special holiday treat!  Buy tickets through the link below or call them at (704) 932-8888.

“¡CELEBREMOS!”
A Celebration of Latin American Music & Culture
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Friday, May 15, 2020  7:30pm (NOTE: EVENT CANCELLED)

Come and celebrate Latin American music, food and culture with the Salisbury Symphony! Featuring Mariachi performer "La Reina del Mariachi," Maria Elena Valdez and a cast of exciting performers, this exciting event will be like traveling to Latin America without ever leaving your seat!   

OPERA FIREWORKS!
Internationally acclaimed soprano Jennifer Rowley returns to Salisbury
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019  7:30pm

Soprano Jennifer Rowley, a performer acclaimed worldwide for her unforgettable voice and remarkable stage presence, entertained and delighted us at the intimate "Evening at the Met" Symphony fundraiser last February.  She now returns to perform accompanied by the full Salisbury Symphony and the Symphony Chorale!  Performance will include  Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs, and operatic selections from I Vespri Siciliani, La Traviata and Aida.

"Come Hear North Carolina"
Family Concert featuring the Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus
Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 4:00pm 

Especially programmed for families, this concert will highlight works by North Carolina composers that will be familiar to most audience members, and will feature performances by talented high school students as well as the very popular Rowan 5th Grade Honors Chorus.  (Reduced price tickets too!)

"POPS AT THE POST"
Our annual FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT for the public!
(Location to be announced)

Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020  7:30pm

Our ever-popular annual free "outdoor" performance!  Bring a couple of folding chairs and some cold drinks, and join us for an afternoon and evening of fine music!  The Salisbury Swing Band begins at 5:00pm and the Symphony begins at 7:30pm.  Tailgating spaces available too! Watch this space for details about location.

Elegance, Charm & Drama 
featuring Young Concert Artist Series Flutist Anthony Trionfo
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019  7:30pm

The first installment of our new "Young Concert Artist Series" featuring talented new artists in concert with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.  Exciting flutist Anthony Trionfo will perform Ibert's charming and challenging Flute Concerto.  Concert will include Tchaikovsky's elegant Seranade for Strings and Beethoven's dramatic Symphony No. 1.

Dream of America
A Multimedia Collaborative Symphonic Performance
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020 7:30pm

NOTE: EVENT POSTPONED)

Drawing attention to our nation's heritage as a "nation of immigrants," this performance will include Peter Boyer's powerful and moving symphony/ multimedia collaboration "Ellis Island: Dream of America", as well as Dvořák’s "New World Symphony."

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