Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winston-Salem Symphony Rings in the New Year with a Big Band Celebration!

The Winston-Salem Symphony will present Plugged-In POPS! New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31 at 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium (301 North Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem). This concert promises to be a perfect way to end 2011 and ring in 2012.

Conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, music director for the Symphony, the program will include selections from the following swing and big band favorites: A Salute to Duke Ellington, Moon River, by Mancini, Promenade (Walking the Dog, by Gershwin, Sing! Sing! Sing! arr. Hemann, Songs we knew during WW II, arr. Munford, and When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.

The concert will feature the Winston-Salem Symphony Swing Ensemble, including John Beck (Percussion), Brian French (Trombone), Federico Pivetta (Keyboard), Ron Rudkin (Saxophone), Nathan Scott (Bass), Anthony Taylor (Clarinet), and Ken Wilmot (Trumpet). Additionally, jazz vocalist Lois Deloatch will be featured.

Tickets cost $15 - $60 and can be purchased by phone at 336-464-0145 or online at The Plugged-In Pops Co-Series Presenting Sponsors are Forsyth Medical Center and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC. The concert is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and an anonymous guest artist sponsor, in honor of the Encore Society.

The Winston-Salem Symphony is in its 65th season as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, its performance season includes: a classics series, a casual Kicked-Back Classics series, a pops series, concerts for kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah; a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians; a Holiday Concert; three youth orchestra ensembles; and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information visit the Winston-Salem Symphony website at:

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