Welcome!

“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

Peter Wilson, music director, Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra
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2022-2023

SYMPHONY SEASON AT-A-GLANCE

Landscapes & Milestones

  • 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
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Pops at the Paramount

“SYMPHONIC MASQUERADE” — An Evening on The American Frontier

  • COPLAND: “Hoe Down” from RODEO
  • SMITH-WILLIAMS/WILSON: The Star-Spangled Banner
  • COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
  • MEECHAN: Land of the Living Skies
  • 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
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WSO Holiday Pops Concert

  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time (Pola/Wyle — arr. Cerulli
  • Canadian Brass Christmas (arr. Calvin Custer)
  • The Skaters’ Waltz (Waldteufel)
  • Festive Sounds of Hanukkah (arr. Holcombe)
  • Let It Snow! (Can/Styne — arr. Sayre)
  • “Winter” (ii.) from “The Four Seasons” (Vivaldi) |  Peter Wilson, violin soloist
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (Guaraldi/Mendelson — arr. Pugh)
  • Christmas at the Movies (arr. Bob Krogstad)
  • The Night Before Christmas (Randol Alan Bass), Charles Salembier, narrator
  • White Christmas (Berlin)
  • Music from “Frozen” (Anderson-Lopez/Lopez – arr. Bob Krogstad)
  • The Christmas Song (Torme/Wells — Arr. Bowden)
  • A Christmas Festival (Anderson)

Final program subject to change.

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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
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Fate Returns

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5
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