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Piedmont Wind Symphony will perform a first-of-its kind holiday concert with The Wailers

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urlWinston-Salem, NC (November 14, 2016) – The Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) is proud to announce the annual holiday pops concert, The Wailers: A Caribbean Christmas, under the direction of new Music Director & Conductor, Matthew Troy. This first-of-its-kind concert will be Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the LJVM Coliseum.

The Wailers, who achieved international fame during their longtime association with Bob Marley, will be performing with a symphony for the first time ever. Their music has remained popular through the years among audiences of all ages. The concert will open with a performance by the Piedmont Wind Symphony with The Wailers joining PWS for the second half of the concert for a collection of the group’s greatest hits. The Wailers will perform hit songs, “One Love,” “Three Little Birds,” “Could You Be Loved,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” “We’re Jamming,” and many more.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome The Wailers to Winston-Salem for this unique musical event! Once again, the Piedmont Wind Symphony is proud to bring exceptional concerts that are accessible and innovative to all members of the community – you definitely don’t want to miss this amazing evening. I hope to see you all at the concert!” said Maestro Matthew Troy.

Reserved tickets are $25, $55, $75, and table seats are $125. Family 4-Pack tickets are available for the tickets in the $25 price point by purchasing three $25 tickets and get one $25 ticket free. Limited table seating available and can be purchased by calling the Piedmont Wind Symphony office at 336.722.9328. All other tickets can be bought online, www.piedmontwindsymphony.com/tickets, or by calling the Ticketmaster Office at 1.800.745.3000.

 About Piedmont Wind Symphony: For 27 years the Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) has provided excellence in the performance of symphonic 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. Concert Underwriters Chris and Mike Morykwas. Season sponsors include Windsor Jewelers, Hard Pressed Co., Meghan Parsons Marketing & Design, Winston-Salem Journal, Berkshire Hathaway, and The Salem Center. 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. Troy is currently the Music Director of the Piedmont Wind Symphony and the Education Conductor of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He has conducted extensively in the United States for a wide variety of performances and has appeared 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 is the conductor 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 this year will have additional appearances in Tennessee and Alaska. Troy has also taught conducting on the faculties of UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest University, and UNC School of the Arts.

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