National Recording Artists to Headline 2017 Gears & Guitars
This spring’s Gears & Guitars music festival – a series of concerts performed in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic – will take place May 26-29. All the concerts will be at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem and will conclude with a free Memorial Day performance on Monday, May 29.
The 2017 Official Winston-Salem Visitor Relocation Guide Just Released
Visit Winston-Salem recently published the 2017 Official Winston-Salem Visitor & Relocation Guide.
Winston-Salem Symphony Presents a Free Concert for Community March 18
The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus. Although the concert is free, please visit the Symphony website at WSsymphony.org to reserve your ticket.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art Announces Plans to Celebrate the Centennial of its Historic Estate
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the centerpiece of the Reynolda Historic District in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, plans a year of groundbreaking exhibitions, special events and the unveiling of a new tour experience to mark the centennial of the completion of the estate.
WSSU celebrates 125 years of growth, academic excellence
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is celebrating 125 years of transforming the lives of graduates and impacting the community with a yearlong celebration in 2017.
Piedmont Wind Symphony Brings on the Cabaret
The Piedmont Wind Symphony is proud to announce their first concert of the new year entitled Cabaret Around the World under the direction of new Music Director Maestro Matthew Troy.
First Private Little Theater in America to be Restored in Honor of 120th Anniversary
2017 is bringing an exciting new restoration project to Historic Körner's Folly located at 413 South Main Street. In honor of the 120th anniversary of “Cupid's Park Theatre”, an anonymous patron has generously donated the funds to have this theatre within Körner's Folly restored. Work will begin in early January and is expected to take two months. Tours will continue while restoration is being completed.
Old Salem’s New President Writes Blog Post about His Overnight Stay, First Impressions
Franklin Vagnone, who was named the 11th president of Old Salem Museums & Gardens in mid-November, recently began his role as president of Old Salem with a “One-night Stand” overnight stay in Old Salem’s historic Tavern Museum (circa 1784, location of George Washington’s overnight visit to Salem in 1791), which is normally only open to visitors during regular museum hours.
Cirque de la Symphonie Returns for the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Annual A Carolina Christmas!
Following last year’s sold out run, Cirque de la Symphonie returns as part of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s A Carolina Christmas! to deliver acrobatic artistry and family fun for the holidays. With Robert Moody, Music Director, as the conductor and master of ceremonies, these concerts have become a beloved Triad holiday tradition. Perfect for the whole family, A Carolina Christmas! is a great way to kick off the holiday season. The concerts include a selection of popular and traditional holiday music. Joining the orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale (Dr. Christopher Gilliam, Director) will be members of Cirque de la Symphonie, who return this year to thrill audiences with their daring, dazzling, and beautiful acrobatic feats all choreographed to music. In addition, soprano Jodi Burns will lend her beautiful voice to add to the holiday cheer.
Franklin Vagnone Named President of Old Salem Following National Search
Following an in-depth national search, Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ Board of Trustees voted earlier today to name Franklin Vagnone as the 11th president of the 66-year-old institution, which includes the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and the Gardens at Old Salem. Earlier this year, Old Salem announced the retirement of Ragan Folan, who has served as president and Chief Executive Officer since February 1, 2012. Vagnone will officially start full-time on March 1, 2017 but will work with Folan and Old Salem Chief Operating Officer Anthony Slater during a transition period beginning immediately.
Self-Guided Holiday Tours of Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is offering Self-Guided Holiday tours from November 8 through December 31. Self-Guided Holiday Tours offer visitors the chance to experience holiday decorations and traditions, including hearthside cooking, music, and other demonstrations. Self-Guided Tours are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Please note Old Salem will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A visit to Old Salem during the holiday season is a step back to a time when the holidays were simpler, less stressful, and more focused on faith and family. Traditional wreaths hang from the doors, lampposts and fence posts are wrapped in their winter greenery, the smell of fresh baked treats emanate from the bakery warming even the coldest nose, and the sound of music drifts through the air to draw you into the holiday spirit.
Reynolda House to Show Clips from Filmmaker Angus MacLachlan’s New Film; Scorsese Signed on as Executive Producer
Reynolda House Museum of American Art will screen clips from writer-director Angus MacLachlan’s new film “Abundant Acreage Available” on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. The event is open to the public and is free with museum admission.
Halloween Fun at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens will again offer up some great treats—no tricks!—for Halloween this year. Visitors to Old Salem Museums & Gardens can enjoy three family friendly Halloween events in late October.
Winston-Salem Symphony to Present Doc Severinsen in Plugged-In Pops Concert
Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz music as special guest, legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen, joins the Winston-Salem Symphony and Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, for a spectacular night of music on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents “Science Alive in Old Salem”
Throughout the 2016–2017 school year, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present an educational program titled “Science Alive in Old Salem” aimed at bringing science and history to life for young people. Dates for fall 2016 are October 5, 6, 19, and 20. Dates for the spring of 2017 are March 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6. The cost is $15 per student, $23 for adults when booked and paid with the school 30 days prior. Walk-in tickets are $27. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-441-5305.
Tickets Now on Sale for Old Salem’s Popular Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours and Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours
Tickets are now on sale for Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ popular Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours and Christmas by Candlelight Tours. Both of these tours are guided and sell out quickly.
Old Salem Presents 2016 Fall Garden Workshop Series
The Old Salem Department of Horticulture has announced the schedule for its 2016 fall garden workshops. The workshops are free and open to the public.
Dispatches - Live News Through Art: New Exhibit from The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Partnership with the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting
Imagine news stories told through art. Stories such as the 2016 Presidential election, the Black Lives Matter movement, or climate change. What would they say? That’s the idea behind Dispatches, a new, multi-platform exhibition from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) bringing together contemporary artists, Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalists, and new media artists. The exhibit runs Nov. 1, 2016 – Feb. 19, 2017.
Winston-Salem Symphony’s 70th Anniversary Season Gala Concert to Feature Van Cliburn’s Piano
The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, is presenting a 70th Anniversary Season Gala Concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Andrew von Oeyen will play Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. He will perform on the personal Steinway & Sons piano of Van Cliburn—one of classical music’s most revered artists. The stunning Model D, Serial #443530, was a favorite of Cliburn’s and he brought it to many stages around the world for some of his most memorable performances.
State Tourism Officials Announce More Than $809 Million Spent by Visitors in Forsyth County
Visit North Carolina announced today the results on the latest domestic tourism spending impact study and according to "The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties," visitor spending in Forsyth County generated more than $809 million in 2015, up three percent over 2014 ranking Forsyth County's economic impact sixth out of 100 counties in the state.
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