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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 4 p.m.

This wonderful combination of mentoring and a fine musical performance fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphonia and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Members of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras Symphony Orchestra will rehearse and perform side-by-side with the Symphonia's professional musicians. Selections include the overture from Die Fledermaus, Russian Easter Festival and "Buckaroo Holiday" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo. At the Ferguson Center in Newport News; ticketing will be handled through the Ferguson Center Box Office or you may purchase tickets by phone by calling toll-free (855) FERG-TIX. Please support music education for our youth by considering a special donation to help underwrite this event.



Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, presented a pops concert at the Williamsburg Lodge that was enjoyed by over 500 enthusiastic fans of great American standards. The Symphonia was joined by outstanding professional talents such as Harris Simon, Liz Montgomery, Mike Monoghan, Tempy Barbru and Bobby Jasinski. A major triumph for all who made it possible. Grateful thanks to the sponsors, the talented musicians, the committee and the patrons!


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 Programs 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.) - Celebrating 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
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes, Bernstein; Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, "Unfinished," Schubert; Symphony No. 2, Kurt Weill. Program notes . . .

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. Program notes . . .

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 pops concert at the Williamsburg Lodge, starting at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30). 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 - favorite tunes of the '20s through the '50s. Prices: $25, $45 each for theater seating; at tables for 10, $60 and $75 each seat; a martini bar and other beverages (cash only) 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.


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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.