Before you have even had a chance to finish off the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, Christmas will be in the air—literally—in Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Symphony will present A Carolina Christmas! , its popular holiday concert, the weekend after Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th at Reynolds Auditorium. Returning this year will be the crowd-delightingCirque de la Symphonie, who will deliver their signature acrobatic artistry on the stage—and in the air!—to accompany the classic Christmas music from the Symphony.
A Carolina Christmas!includes a selection of popular and traditional holiday music, includingIt’s Christmas Time, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, a Christmas Sing-Along, and more. Joining the orchestra will be the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus (Dr. Christopher Gilliam, Director). In addition, members of Cirque de la Symphoniewill thrill audiences with their daring, dazzling, and beautiful acrobatic feats, all choreographed to music.
“A Carolina Christmas! is a perfect start to the holiday season,” said E. Merritt Vale, Winston-Salem Symphony President & CEO. “These concerts present the best of the holidays with their combination of upbeat carols and songs and moving spiritual music. We’re particularly excited to have the incredible aerial artists from Cirque de la Symphonieback this year. Their high-flying act is always a thrill. And I know you’ll love hearing beloved local celebrity Lanie Pope as our emcee.”
These concerts will bepart of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual Toy Drive partnership with The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem. Concert goers to all Symphony concerts during the month of November are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concerts. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem’s annual Christmas Program.
Be sure to kick-off the Christmas season with this toe-tapping, high-flying Triad holiday tradition!
A Carolina Christmas!
Presented by the Winston-Salem Symphony
Jessica Morel, Conductor
FeaturingCirque de la Symphonie
Lanie Pope, WXII 12 News, Emcee
Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m.
Reynolds Auditorium, 301 North Hawthorne Road
WSsymphony.org or 336-464-0145