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Premieres!

Saturday, November 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Centenary United Methodist Church

Brian Balmages, Guest Composer/Conductor

Robert Young, Saxophone Soloist

Join the Piedmont Wind Symphony as we kick off our 35th Anniversary Season! We will premiere PWS musician Michael Robinson’s Fanfare 1989, celebrating our lasting impact on the Winston-Salem community. Enjoy the consortium premiere of James Syler’s provocative Birds of Paradise, featuring saxophonist and UNCSA Faculty Bobby Young, highlighting our long-standing partnership with the university. Experience Gala Flagello’s Love and Nature, an instrumental journey through earth, water, and air, symbolizing kindness and hope for our planet's future. The program concludes with world-renowned composer and conductor Brian Balmages leading the world premiere of his Windows and Mirrors - Symphony for Band.

Mark A. Norman, Music Director & Conductor

~ 2 hours, including intermission

Fanfare 1989 - Michael Robinson (World Premiere)

Love and Nature - Gala Flagello - (Consortium Premiere)

Birds of Paradise - James Syler (Robert Young, Saxophone Soloist, Consortium Premiere)

Windows and Mirrors - Brian Balmages (World Premiere - Brian Blamages, Guest Conductor)

About the Artists

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646 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Centenary United Methodist Church

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