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Western Piedmont Symphony to Premiere “Terminal Star”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2014 CONTACT: Paulette Miller (828) 324-8603 [email protected] Western Piedmont Symphony to Premiere “Terminal Star” Composed by WPS Musician Luke Benton The Western Piedmont Symphony is extremely pleased to premiere a new work, “Terminal Star,” by one of our own–Luke Benton. Benton is a composer, educator, and violinist who calls Western…

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Fall Pops – Symphony Under the Sails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 CONTACT: Paulette Miller (828) 324-8603 [email protected] “Fall Pops” Symphony Under the Sails Celebrating 50 years of wonderful music, make plans to join the Western Piedmont Symphony chamber orchestra for another FREE musical extravaganza on the square in downtown Hickory Under the Sails. The concert will be held on Sunday,…

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Corning Incorporated Foundation for In-School Concerts

For Immediate Release Paulette Miller, Marketing Director Western Piedmont Symphony 828.324.8603 Western Piedmont Symphony Receives Grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation for In-School Concerts The Western Piedmont Symphony is pleased to announce the receipt of a two year grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation. This grant will support the educational outreach program by the Western Piedmont Chamber…

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A Blast From the Past

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2014 CONTACT: Paulette Miller (828) 324-8603 [email protected] Masterworks II – A Blast from the Past! The 50th year celebration continues on Saturday, November 1 with a “Blast from the Past!” The Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks II, under the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross. The award winning Western Piedmont…

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Love and Death

February 14, 2015 “Love and Death” By W. Gerald Cochran, Hickory, NC The Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra celebrated Valentine’s Day with the Third Masterworks Concert of their 50th season with a concert mostly about love, but with some death added, more as an afterthought in keeping with the stories of the works presented. Featured guest…

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Kaia String Quartet

March 14, 2015 Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics IV The Kaia String Quartet By W. Gerald Cochran, Hickory, NC The Western Piedmont Symphony welcomed the returning Kaia String Quartet to the auditorium of the Catawba Valley Arts and Science Center for its fourth Chamber Classics concert of the season. This is the third, of four,…

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Saturday’s WPS Triumph

From: John McDaniel To: [email protected] Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 11:47 AM Subject: Saturday’s WPS triumph Saturday’s performance in the LRU P.E. Monroe Auditorium of the Mahler 2nd “Resurrection” Symphony by the Western Piedmont Symphony and Hickory Choral Society was a stunning achievement. Over the past 28 years I’ve frequently made the trip from…

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On the Road Again

“On the Road Again” October 3, 2015 By W. Gerald Cochran Hickory, NC Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks Concert I The Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro John Gordon Ross, began its second half-century with a concert featuring works reminiscent of various lands in P. E. Monroe Auditorium of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The orchestra…

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1st Place Professional Orchestra Division

Congratulations Western Piedmont Symphony & Maestro John Gordon Ross First Place Winner – Professional Orchestra Division The American Prize National Competition And congratulations Maestro Ross! Celebrating his 25th season with the Western Piedmont Symphony. Thanks John! www.hickoryrecord.com/news/maestro-john-gordon-ross-enters-his-th-year-as-western

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