Winston-Salem Symphony Presents Discovery Concert for Kids


Guests will be able to hold, play and learn about instruments at an instrument petting zoo.

Photo courtesy of Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, music director, will present a Discovery Concerts for Kids concert entitled "Symphonic Sports Showdown!" Under the baton of Maestra Jessica Morel, the Winston-Salem Symphony’s assistant conductor, the concert will take place Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, located at 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Pre-concert activities will begin at 2 p.m.

The symphony will celebrate sports and team camaraderie throughout the concert. Music includes "Summon the Heroes" written for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta by John Williams; “Mother Ginger” from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; "Casey at the Bat" by Randol Alan Bass; "School Fight Songs" arranged by Irv Wagner; "Theme from Rocky" by William Conti; and the "NBC Olympic Theme" by Leo Arnaud. 

Two Discovery Concerts remain in the 2016–2017 season. Mini subscriptions to both concerts are available, which are $24 for adults ($12 savings) and $10 for children ($4 savings) for tickets to both shows. Single tickets for Discovery concerts are $7 for children, ages 3 to 12 (age 2 and under, free) and $18 for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145 or online at

The doors will open at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29, an hour before performance time, for a variety of child-friendly pre-concert events. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in Band and Cheer Camp, learning how to step in time and cheer on their favorite teams with members of the R. J. Reynolds marching band and cheerleading squad. They also will have the opportunity to get up and move with activities from Brenner Fit and the YMCA of NW North Carolina. In addition, there will be the chance to create a special sports team craft with Reynolda House and meet local mascots such as the Wake Forest Demon Deacon, Amon the Winston-Salem State University Ram, and Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash. They also will be able to hold, play and learn about instruments at an instrument petting zoo. Pre-concert activities are included in the price of the concert ticket.

The final Discovery Concert for Kids in the 2016-2017 season will be:

Enchanted Fairy Tales
Special guests Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 p.m.
(pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m.)
Reynolds Auditorium
Jessica Morel, conductor

Stories and legends of old come to life through music and puppetry. Enjoy the magic of storytelling through music and wonder as Paperhand Puppet Intervention joins the Symphony to bring life-size puppets, masks, movement, and sound together for an afternoon of magical delights.


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