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August 2022

WPS Musician Auditions 22-23 Season

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
orchestra musicians and conductor in tuxedos

Western Piedmont Symphony will hold musician auditions on Sat., Aug. 27, 2022, for the following vacancies: Section Violin I, Principal Violin II, Section Violin II, Section Viola, Section Cello, Section Bass, Oboe III/Utility, Clarinet II, Section Percussion. See announcement for complete details.

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September 2022

WPS Youth Orchestras Auditions 22-23

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 10 @ 8:00 pm
young female musicians playing cellos on a stage

Western Piedmont Symphony's two Youth Orchestras - the Youth Symphony and Debut Strings - will hold auditions Sep. 8, 9, 10, for the 22-23 season.

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Side/Show 2022

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, Hickory, NC 28601, USA, 246 Union Square NW,
Hickory, NC 28601 United States
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logo text side show and art crawl

Side/Show is back! Join the Western Piedmont Symphony chamber ensembles for free, unique, live music experiences. Happening in downtown Hickory in partnership with the Downtown Hickory Fall Art Crawl. Performers and locations to be announced.

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Chamber Classics: Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
six musicians sitting outside with music instruments

Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. The Chamber Classics Series opens with an evening of eclectic tango music featuring North Carolina's own Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble.

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October 2022

Soundbites: Joe Lulloff, saxophone

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. Join us for our lunch and music series featuring Masterworks Opening Night guest artist Joe Lulloff, saxophone.

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Masterworks: Opening Night

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $45
white male in purple shirt holding a saxophone

Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. Acclaimed saxophonist Joe Lulloff joins the Western Piedmont Symphony for Masterworks: Opening Night. Lulloff will perform the Tomasi Concerto for Saxophone (1949). Program also includes works by Ravel, Franck, and Stravinsky.

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Foothills Pops: Music of the Knights

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 – $45
blue poster text music of the knights and picture of london bridge

Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. Join the Western Piedmont Symphony for a thrilling musical celebration of three of Britains's legendary songwriters" Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney.

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November 2022

Chamber Classics: Alasdair Fraser and Nathalie Haas

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
white male in cap and white female in patterned dress laughing about their fiddle and cello

Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. The Chamber Classics Series welcomes acclaimed Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Nathalie Haas to Hickory for an evening of dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes.

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Masterworks: Orchestral Blockbusters

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
P.E. Monroe Auditorium, 775 6th St NE
Hickory, NC United States
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$25 – $45
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Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. Maestro Matthew Troy leads the Western Piedmont Symphony in an evening of classical favorites old and new. Program includes works by Quinn Mason, Bizet, and Beethoven.

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December 2022

Foothills Pops: Holiday Pops

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 – $45
brass musicians wearing Santa caps

Tickets on sale August 15, 2022. Everyone's favorite seasonal concert is back for an evening of holiday and winter music classics. Note: concert is on a Friday evening!

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