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Masterworks Concert Series 2014-2015 - Our 31st Season!


Janna Hymes will be continuing as the Symphonia's music director and conductor; the upcoming season will mark her 11th anniversary on the podium.  Thank you, Janna, for bringing to our stage such excellent and innovative programming!

Performances at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square begin at 8:00 p.m.

Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music.

For more about tickets and seating go to Masterworks Concerts.

Programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

The Program for 2014-2015

September 29 & 30, 2014 - Opening Night Sensation!
Overture to Tancredi, Rossini; Poeme, Chausson, violinist Akemi Takayama; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens, violinist Akemi Takayama; Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak. Program notes . . .

November 17 & 18, 2014 - Classical Dreams
Leonore Overture No. 3 from Fidelio, Beethoven; Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor, Avison; Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Sibelius. Program notes . . .

February 25 & 26, 2015 (note: Wed. & Thurs.) - Centuries of Musical Innovations
Symphony No. 63 in C Major, "La Roxelane" (Robbins Landon edition), Haydn; A trio of works by Kernis and Gliere, and an anonymous composition called "The Canary," violist Paul Neubauer; Serenade No. 2, Brahms. Program notes . . .

March 30 & 31, 2015 - Transitions to Jazz
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes, Bernstein; Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, "Unfinished," Schubert; Symphony No. 2, Kurt Weill.

May 4 & 5, 2015 - The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey
Danses Concertantes, Stravinsky; Cello Concerto in A Minor, Schumann, cellist Zuill Bailey; Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," Mozart.

Please note that dates, programs and artists are subject to change.


Pops Series

December 6 & 7, 2014 - Holiday Pops Concert

The Williamsburg Symphonia's 2014 Holiday Pops Concert will be presented at the Kimball Theatre, at 1:30 & 3:00 p.m. each day. Guest soloist Susan Greenbaum returns! Underwritten by Colonial Williamsburg, Compass Wealth Strategies, Merchants Square and Don & Linda Baker. Ticket cost is $25; purchase at CW ticket offices (Lumber House, Merchants Square outlet on N. Henry St.), at the Kimball Theatre box office, or call 1-800-HISTORY. To order online, go to http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/hol-wmsbg-symph-pops/

January 24, 2015 - Cabaret & Cocktails Pops Concert

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents a cabaret concert at the Williamsburg Lodge, starting at 8 p.m. The Symphonia, joined by outstanding local talents such as Harris Simon, Liz Montgomery, Tempy Barbru and Bobby Jasinski, will be playing great American pops standards. Prices: $25, $45 each for theater seating; at tables for 10, $60 and $75 each; a martini bar and other beverages (cash) available. Purchase tickets by calling 1-800-595-4TIX (4849) or go to www.tix.com.


Special Events

Music and the Brain™ Lecture-Concert, Sat., September 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.

An overflow crowd (we apologize for having to turn people away) heard neurologist Kamal R. Chémali, MD, and concert pianist Prisca Benoît present a program sponsored by the Williamsburg Landing, Sentara Williamsburg and The Williamsburg Symphonia at the Kimball Theatre, Merchants Sq., Williamsburg. This popular lecture has been presented throughout the nation at many medical symposiums dealing with cutting-edge research on the effects of music on the brain, health and healing. The Sentara Music and Medicine Center focuses on integrating music-based interventions as a treatment for improving the quality of life for patients, caregivers and members of the community. Ms. Benoit's sensitive renditions of the four piano selections demonstrated the importance of live performances in gaining the full benefits of music.

Side-by-Side Concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras - April 26, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
This wonderful combination of mentoring and fine music fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphonia and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes.Tickets will go on sale in February 2015; at Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg; watch for more details. Please support music education for our youth by considering a special donation to help underwrite this performance.


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Unless otherwise indicated, all Masterworks concert performances begin at 8:00 p.m. and are presented at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg. Click here for Map and Directions.