Winston-Salem Symphony Concert Series at Mary Alice Warren Community Center dates set

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Save the dates and plan to join the community for the upcoming Winston-Salem Symphony Concert Series in the Lewisville Room at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center in Lewisville. Admission is free, however, seating is limited. The sponsorship for the concert was made possible by the Shallow Ford Foundation.

• April 16 at 3 p.m., Spruce Street String Quartet, Dan Skidmore, Matt Kiefer, Matt Box, Ryan Graebert

The Spruce Street Strings is a quartet of musicians from the Winston-Salem Symphony. The four members of the ensemble are Dan Skidmore, Matt Kiefer, Matt Box and Ryan Graebert. Together, they teach at five colleges, play in six orchestras and play approximately 12 million notes each year. They will be performing music by Beethoven and friends featuring selections from the great chamber music of the classical and romantic eras.

• May 14 at 3 p.m., Zephyr, Helen Rifas and Kathy Levy

Zephyr, a flute and harp duo, offers music for the concert stage, house concerts and social events. Winston-Salem Symphony flutist Kathryn Levy and harpist Helen Rifas have been performing together since the 1980s. The name Zephyr comes from Zephyrus, the personified west wind, which eventually evolved into zephyr, a word for a breeze that is westerly or gentle, or both. Breezy zephyr may have blown into English with the help of William Shakespeare. Their program will feature light classics and music from around the world.

• May 21 at 3 p.m., Eno String Duo, Simon Ertz and Lucas Scalamonga

The Eno String Duo is Lucas Scalamogna on violin and Simon Ertz on viola, both members of the Winston-Salem Symphony. They both also perform with other symphony orchestras throughout North Carolina as well as together in the Lyricosa String Quartet. Their duo is named for the Eno River, which runs through Orange County where Lucas and Simon both live. Their performance will include the music of Mozart, Handel, Halvorssen and Martinu.

• June 11 at 3 p.m., Footnotes Trio, Karl and Jessica Ronnevik and Matt Kiefer

The Footnotes Trio is composed of three friends: Matt Kiefer, violin; Jessica Ronnevik, viola; and Karl Ronnevik, cello. The trio performs together in venues around the triad, and individually with many ensembles, including the Winston-Salem Symphony. They hail from Chapel Hill, New York and Minnesota. All three members received their doctorate in performance from UNCG. Their program will feature classical favorites and some lesser-known musical jewels.