SALISBURY SYMPHONY PRESENTS A “FANTASTIC” SEASON!
August 21, 2013…Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Alice Stanback are the gracious Season Sponsors for the Salisbury Symphony’s Fantastic 2013-2014 season! Programmed by Music Director David Hagy, the concerts promise classical instrumental music, grand vocal music, and modern space-age music. Season tickets are now available, and Season Brochures may be mailed by calling the Symphony office at 704.637.4314.
The season begins on Saturday, October 26th with a nod toward French-themed music and French composers, including the “Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz. Also on the program, violin soloist Marjorie Bagley will perform Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saens. Dukas’ Fanfare to La Peri sets the mood for the entire evening. French wine and pastries will be available during intermission and afterwards at a reception to meet the soloist. Bill and Nancy Stanback are the Concert Sponsors. Tres magnifique!
David Hagy is especially excited about the Family Concert on Sunday afternoon, November 24th: “This is the first time that we have been able to schedule musicians near enough to Thanksgiving Day to share the holiday musically with our community! And, not only will the Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus perform, but the St. John’s Men’s Chorus has accepted our invitation as well!” Lois Pruehsner is Concert Sponsor for this concert that also features discounted “family-friendly” ticket prices.
The North Carolina Symphony will be on stage on Saturday, January 31st, with a program of well-loved music by Gluck (Selections from Orpheus and Euridice), Haydn (Sinfonia Concertante) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Conducted by William Henry Curry, four soloists will be spotlighted: Dovid Friedlander on violin, Bonnie Thron on cello, Melanie Wilsden on oboe, and John Pederson on bassoon. Cloninger Ford-Toyota-Scion is the Concert Sponsor.
Seven area choirs and choruses will share the stage with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 22nd, when the monumental Carmina Burana (Orff) will ignite Keppel Auditorium! Leonard Rowe, baritone, Megan Cleaveland, soprano, and Joshua Moyer, tenor, are the soloists; and the choirs include Catawba College Singers, Livingstone College Concert Choir, Concert Choir of Salisbury, Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, Pfeiffer University Concert Choir, Wake Forest University Concert Choir, and the Winston-Salem Children’s Chorus. Singers who would like to participate are invited to contact any of these groups by early fall when rehearsals will begin. Mary Messinger is the Concert Sponsor of this heady helping of song!
The season concludes with a pops concert that is aptly named, “Out of this World!” Scheduled for Saturday, May 10th, Music Director Hagy will share some of his favorite science fiction-themed music as well as planetary “nods” and movie themes (think “John Williams”!). fibrant is the Concert Sponsor for this starry night of music!
In addition to the five-concert season, the Salisbury Symphony will again collaborate with Piedmont Dance Theatre for the classic “Nutcracker” on Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22. Tickets for reserved seats to that production may be purchased on-line by visiting tickets.salisburysymphony.org.
While individual tickets may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert, great savings can be had by buying a season ticket (5 tickets, one for each concert) or a Six-Pack (6 tickets that may be used in any combination). For more information, call 704-637-4314 or visit salisburysymphony.org. # # #
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Linda Jones, Executive Director
Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 4264
Salisbury, NC 28145-4264
A Blues and Jazz Festival will be happening on Oct 19th from 2 until 11 pm. The event is open to the public at no charge. Click the link below to download the flyer for the event.
Sunday, October 20, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Enjoy a giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, hayrides, bonfire & more!
A free hot dog meal will be provided (while supplies last)
Register to win a free bike!
Shiloh United Methodist Church
943 N NC Highway 150
Lexington, NC 27295
Call 336-787-5566 for more info
“Strength in Weakness,” an interdenominational women’s event, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, October 5, at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove. Speakers will include Michelle Hunter, Phyllis Keels, and Susan King. Lisa Troutman will lead worship music.
“We wanted to create an event that would help equip women to live with power and confidence when they feel overwhelmed, disappointed and defeated,” said Hunter, who also organized the event.
Through Bible teaching and worship, “Strength in Weakness” focuses on: how to look beyond human relationships and find fulfillment in Jesus, not just survive but thrive in the midst of life’s ongoing struggles, and find abundant streams of joy and hope in the valley of despair.
A member of Mt. Zion, Hunter has served as a Sunday School teacher there for more than 30 years. She works full-time as a business systems analyst for Wells Fargo and empathizes with the struggles women experience while trying to balance spiritual, personal, home and work life. She desires to connect personally with women of all generations, come alongside them in their spiritual growth, and help them find their ultimate fulfillment in their personal relationship with Jesus. She lives in China Grove with her husband Robert. They have three grown sons, Brent, Keith and Todd.
An award-winning author with several published books, a Bible study guide, and two blogs, Keels brings the tender, loving words of the Heavenly Father to those who are crushed in spirit. She shares honestly (and often humorously) about her experiences with loss, specifically the loss of her daughter Julie, while proclaiming the Lord’s faithfulness and calling women to a deeper level of honesty and intimacy with Jesus. She is a member and deaconess of First Baptist Church in Salisbury. A full-time writer, speaker, and business owner of The Gifted Writer, LLC, Keels lives in Salisbury with her son Alan.
King is a speaker, author and inspirational Bible teacher. A member of First Baptist Church in Salisbury, she teaches a weekly Sunday School class with an average attendance of around 90 people. King’s passion is to help women thrive in their relationship with Jesus in the midst of life’s ongoing challenges and struggles. She has lived this message firsthand through parenting an autistic child for the past 20 years. King lives in China Grove with her husband David. They have 3 daughters, Katie, Emily and Sarah, a son Patrick, and a son-in-law Curt Morgan (married to Katie).
Troutman has served as director of music and worship arts at First United Methodist Church in China Grove for the past 13 years. She has a passion for allowing others to experience how God uses music to touch hearts, bring people closer to Him, and help heal and comfort. She lives in China Grove with her husband Dennis. They have a son Alan and daughter Whitney.
“Strength in Weakness” is free and open to the public. Childcare is provided. For more information, call Shelly at 704-618-1689.