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Piedmont Wind Symphony Brings on the Cabaret

160602-PWS-Gershwin-006-PR-PhotoWinston-Salem, NC (January 9, 2017) – The Piedmont Wind Symphony is proud to announce their first concert of the new year entitled Cabaret Around the World under the direction of new Music Director Maestro Matthew Troy.

The concert on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm, in Reynolds Auditorium, will take you back to the 1920’s in major cities around the world like Berlin, Paris, Chicago, and more. Music will include works by Kurt Weill, Jacques Offenbach, Dmitri Shostakovich, and others that contributed to this colorful genre of music.

Of this concert Troy said, “This concert will transport you back to the gilded age where you will find an amazing juxtaposition of light and shadow. The music of this era is absolutely infectious with its jaunty rhythms, blurry and bluesy harmonies, and seductive melodies. You will be enchanted!”

Tickets for Cabaret Around the World are available at the door, online at www.piedmontwindsymphony.com/tickets, or by calling (336) 721-1945.

The Piedmont Wind Symphony will host A Night at the Cabaret Gala linked to the concert. The fundraiser event will be held on Friday, January 27th from 6:30-10:00 PM at the Old Town Club, located at 2875 Old Town Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Tickets are $75 each and include hors d’oeuvres, two drinks, live and silent auction, live entertainment, and one complimentary ticket to Cabaret Around the World. Tickets for the gala can be purchased at www.piedmontwindsymphony.com/gala.

About Piedmont Wind Symphony – For 27 years the Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) has provided excellence in the performance of symphonic wind music for the Piedmont of North Carolina and continues this tradition for the 27th season under the leadership of new Music Director, Maestro Matthew Troy. Maestro Troy is known for his innovative and engaging programming to make great music accessible to all audiences. Each season the PWS presents Classical concerts, Holiday Pops with world-renowned artists, and Special Event Gala concerts, as well as educational and community engagement outreach. The Piedmont Wind Symphony is proud to be a funded partner of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County. Season sponsors include Windsor Jewelers, Chris & Mike Morykwas, Hard Pressed Co., and Berkshire Hathaway. For more information about the Piedmont Wind Symphony visit www.piedmontwindsymphony.com.

About Maestro Matthew Troy – Maestro Matthew Troy is one of the most versatile and active conductors in America today. He has conducted extensively in the United States for a wide variety of performances. On the podiums of the Rochester Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, UNC School of the Arts Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, and was the conductor for the Cannon Music Camp in 2015. Troy is familiar to local audiences due to his previous work as Associate Conductor with the Winston-Salem Symphony from 2009-2014. In this role he conducted on Classics, Pops, Handel’s Messiah, Discovery, Education, Holiday Pops, Side-by-Side, and Special Event Gala concerts. Recently Troy was selected to conduct the Oklahoma All-State Orchestra for 2016, the North Carolina Regional Honors Orchestra, and returned to the faculty as conductor of the Cannon Summer Music Camp.

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