“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 2023-24 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 violinist Anton Miller and pianist AnnaMaria Mottola, 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 a few days after Halloween, bringing back our hugely popular Holiday Pops Concert for two performances in early December and will cap off the season in April with a European Tour that includes masterworks by Wagner, Vaughan Williams, Debussy, Rodrigo and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. It’s a season not to be missed!

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

–PETER WILSON, Music Director



WSO presents Symphonic Poems with Anton Miller, violin soloist

“Symphonic Poems”

We kick off our 2023-24 Masterworks Season with this tremendous concert series!

  • SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26
  • LALO: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 Anton Miller, violin (Concertmaster, Lincoln Symphony)
  • STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration
  • LISZT: “Les Préludes”

Pops at the Paramount

“SYMPHONIC MASQUERADE” — An Evening of Specters, Spirits, and Spies

  • WEBBER: Phantom of the Opera
  • FRANCK: Le chasseur maudit “The Accursed Huntsman”
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Romance from “The Gadfly” Suite (Reilly, Ace of Spies), Peter Wilson, violin
  • MUSSORGSKY: “Night on Bald Mountain”
  • SCHIFRIN: Mission Impossible
  • MANCINI: Pink Panther
  • HORNER: The Rocketeer
  • JONES: Soul Bossa Nova (“Austin Powers” Theme)
  • James Bond — Themes from 007

WSO Chamber Music Series

Join us for our WSO November concert of Chamber Music performed by Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra musicians.

WSO Holiday Pops Concert

Program TBD.  This ticketed event helps ensure that everyone who comes has a seat.

WSO presents Made Made in America with Anna Maria Mottola, piano soloist

“Made in America”

  • BERNSTEIN: Overture to “Candide”
  • FIELDS: New Commission! — World Premiere
  • GERSHWIN: “Rhapsody in Blue” (New Orchestration by Peter Wilson)
    • AnnaMaria Mottola, piano
  • IVES: Symphony No. 2

WSO Chamber Music Series

Join us for our WSO Spring concert of Chamber Music performed by Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra musicians.

WSO presents European Tour, a masterworks concert

“European Tour”

  • WAGNER (Germany): Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 (“The Flying Dutchman”) Overture
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (England): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis — Strings Only
  • DEBUSSY (France): “Prelude d’Apres Midi d’un Faune”
  • RODRIGO (Spain): Zarabanda lejana y Villancico (Distant Sarabande and Villancico)
  • RESPIGHI (Italy): Pini di Roma, P. 141 (Pines of Rome)
Watch the Waynesboro Symphony perform Night on Bald Mountain
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