Grammy Award Winner Béla Fleck to Open Symphony’s 50th Season


September 10, 2014

CONTACT: Paulette Miller (828) 324-8603 [email protected]/wps

Grammy Award Winner Béla Fleck to Open Symphony’s 50th Season

Under the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross, the award winning Western Piedmont Symphony will be celebrating their 50th year of beautiful music. World renowned banjo master, Béla Fleck, will start this momentous season off in grand style with his banjo concerto “The Impostor.” Fleck has received 15 Grammy awards for his banjo performances and has had over 30 Grammy nominations.

Masterworks I “Banjo Constellation” will be held at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 26. Tickets are $22-$42, available through, or email at [email protected]/wps, or call Symphony box office at 828.324.8603 from 10am-4pm M-F. Additional information can be found at

WPS is also pleased to premiere a new composition by our own WPS violinist and composer, Luke Benton, entitled “Terminal Star.” Make plans to join the Symphony as we celebrate our 50th season.

This concert was made possible through the support of Broyhill Family Foundation, Alex & Anne Bernhardt, Greer Labs, and Friends of Bela Fleck.

The Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Business hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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