New Winston Museum “Music in W-S” Salon Series – Thursday November 17, 2016

Music, The Brain, & Medicine

In addition to being a clinical neuroradiologist, he has studied the brain using functional MRI for the past 20 years. He is an avid supporter of the local music scene, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Piedmont Opera, previously serving on the Board of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and currently learning all he can about American music from Western North Carolina. His daughters are the local bluegrass/Celtic/rock band The Dan River Girls.



New Winston Museum “Music in W-S” Salon Series – Thursday October 27, 2016

The WS Symphony @70: Stories from the Stage

Music Director and Conductor Robert Moody, along with a panel of current and former Winston-Salem Symphony musicians, discuss their experiences both on stage and off as the Symphony celebrates its 70th anniversary season.

The Symphony grew out of a small group of musicians who performed together regularly for special programs and played its first concert in 1947 to an overflow audience at Salem College’s Memorial Hall. 70 years later, the Winston-Salem Symphony has become one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Learn about the early years of the Symphony, stories of memorable concerts with internationally acclaimed artists such as James Galway, Joshua Bell, and Yo-Yo Ma, and backstage ‘secrets’ of the Symphony from its 70 year history!

Joining the conversation are the following musicians:
Anita Cirba, Principal Trumpet player
Dr. William McCall, former violinist, board member, and longtime Symphony subscriber and supporter
Tim Papenbrock, Horn
Ron Rudkin, Clarinet



New Winston Museum “Music in W-S” Salon Series – Thursday September 22, 2016

From Banjos to Blues: The Music of Early Winston

Richard Emmett of the Blue Ridge Music Center moderates a lively and entertaining discussion with gifted local performers and music historians about the musical history of our community. Featured panelists include: Elizabeth Carlson, Steve Terrill, Bob Carlin, and Big Ron Hunter.

From the collision of African and European styles, to the racial segregation of musicians, to genres enforced by record companies, the music of the American South has a rich history. Host to an ever-increasing number of musicians, the music scene in newly incorporated Winston-Salem was no exception.



New Winston Museum “Music in W-S” Salon Series – Thursday August 25, 2016

The Music of Moravian Salem

Erik Salzwedel from the Moravian Music Foundation shares insights into Salem’s earliest musical traditions and their importance in the everyday lives of Moravian settlers.

Winston-Salem’s unique musical history is even older than the United States itself. In the woods of the Wachovia tract on the North Carolina frontier, Salem’s Moravian settlers played and composed music that would not have been out of place in the great concert halls of Europe.