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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.


Masterworks #5 - May 4 & 5

The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey

Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, performs Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. Also on the program are works by Stravinsky and Mozart. Click here for program notes. Grateful thanks to our concert sponsors: Bay Rivers Group Wealth Advisors (May 4) and Williamsburg Landing (May 5).

Cello Master Class - May 2

Presented by Zuill Bailey
Up to six cellists will be selected to perform for and receive expert performance instruction from Mr. Bailey. Sat., May 2, from 10 am until noon, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Application deadline: April 26. Click here for more information.


Side-by-Side Concert

April 26 at 4 p.m.
The Williamsburg Symphonia and Williamsburg Youth Orchestras perform at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News. Admissions handled through the Ferguson Center Box Office or call (855) FERG-TIX.

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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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