“On behalf of the Waynesboro Symphony — the American Prize-winning community orchestra in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley — I’m proud to welcome you to our website and introduce you to our 2022-23 concert season.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra is a winner of The America Prize, celebrating excellence in the artsWe have a rich and varied lineup of music this season and will be joined by world class soloists, including cellist Jennifer Kloetzel and trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, to round out what promises to be a very fine series of concerts. We’re returning to Charlottesville’s Paramount theater for our Symphonic Masquerade just before Halloween, bringing back our hugely popular Holiday Pops Concert for two performances in early December and will cap off the season in April with Mahler’s iconic 5th Symphony. Do not miss it!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in the audience.”

–PETER WILSON, Music Director



And the Trumpets Shall Sound

  • MENDELSSOHN: Trumpet Overture, Op. 101 
  • FUNG, Vivian: Trumpet Concerto (Consortium) | Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet soloist
  • BIZET: Carmen Fantasia — for Two Solo Trumpets and Orchestra (arr. Hunsberger) | Mary Elizabeth Bowden & David Dash, trumpet soloists

Fate Returns

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

Landscapes & Milestones

We kicked off our 2022-23 Masterworks Season with this tremendous concert series!

  • FRANCK: Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman) | *Celebrating Franck’s Bicentennial (1822-2022)*
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33 (1872) | Jennifer Kloetzel, cello soloist
  • WILLIAMS: Elegy for Cello & Orchestra
  • COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
  • WILLIAMS: “The Cowboys” Overture

Pops at the Paramount

“SYMPHONIC MASQUERADE” — An Evening on The American Frontier

  • COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
  • HORNER: Music from “Legends of the Fall” (arr. by Peter Wilson)
  • UNGAR: Ashokan Farewell | Peter Wilson, violin; Charlie Nesmith, conductor
  • BERNSTEIN, Elmer: “The Magnificent Seven”
  • HOWARD: “Grand Canyon Fanfare”
  • BARRY: “Dances with Wolves”
  • WILLIAMS: “The Cowboys” Overture
  • SOUSA: “Black Horse Troop,” March

WSO Chamber Music Series

Join us for our WSO November concert of Chamber Music featuring works by Fibich and Spohr and performed by Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra musicians.

WSO Holiday Pops Concert

You’ll help ring in the holiday spirit with our program of festive holiday favorites! This ticketed event helps ensure that everyone who comes has a seat.

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