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Violin Master Class - March 29

Concertmaster Akemi Takayama

Six violin students had an opportunity to learn new techniques for improved performance at a master class. Among other words of advice, Ms. Takayama stated, "To play a stringed instrument, you must become a master of the bow." For a picture collage of the session, click here.


2015-2016 Season Brochure Sent

Reserve Your Seats Now!

The 2014-2015 season ended with a brilliant presentation of works by Stravinsky, Schumann and Mozart, featuring world-renowned cellist, Zuill Bailey. To retain your seats for the 32nd season, renew your subscription by July 1. Music Director Janna Hymes has designed a masterful line-up of music. If you didn't receive one, call 757-229-9857!

Cello Master Class - May 2

Presented by Zuill Bailey
Six cellists performed for and received expert performance instruction from Mr. Bailey. Sat., May 2, from 10 am until noon, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Click here for a picture collage of the participants or here for a description of the session.


Flash "Bach" in Merchants Sq.

Zuill Bailey Performs Alfresco
The Williamsburg Symphonia's Masterworks #5 guest soloist set up his stage and performed for Merchants Square patrons on Sunday and Monday. Mr. Bailey received standing ovations at his performances on May 4 and 5. On May 5, his encore was the exquisite "Thais Meditation." Click here for photo.

League Wine Tasting Dinner

Call now (757-250-3151) to reserve a place at the League's "French Connections" dinner at Two Rivers Country Club on June 18. For details, go to the League's News & Events page. Wine connoisseurs alert: there will be an auction of exquisite vintages!

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JAMES PIERCE (1954-2014)

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing on December 5 of Trustee James R. Pierce. For a tribute to Jim, click here. A Cello Chair has been endowed by his family in his memory. See Our Musicians for other endowed positions.



He was known for his dedication to and generous funding of "Peter and the Wolf" as a tool for teaching the love of classical music. To ensure continuation of these performances, Mr. Jamison has established a fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. To donate in his memory, call either the WCF or the Symphonia. Thank you, John, for being such an inspiration.


Kim Kiely is the organization's official photographer, taking a leading role in recording its events and personnel.


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