Reserve your seat at Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2024 Concert for Community

The free event is a collaboration between youth musicians and professional orchestra members.

Seated musicians dressed in black play violins and cellos.

Talent of all ages take the stage.

Photo by J. Farley Photography

Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual Concert for Community will be held Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Although all Winstonians are invited to attend, audiences are encouraged to RSVP for a complimentary ticket.

The concert is a gathering of the Youth Symphony and their professional counterparts in the Winston-Salem Symphony. Music Director Michelle Merrill will conduct the combination orchestra.

“The students’ limitless energy and passion, combined with valuable experiences alongside seasoned musicians, contribute to a gift the Winston-Salem Symphony proudly presents to the community each year,” Merrill said. “Witnessing the collaboration between our professional musicians and dedicated students is truly a special offering.”

Two youth performers — pianist Jacqueline Lui and Winston-Salem native, double bassist Gavin Hardy — have won the opportunity to perform the concerto of their choice with the Winston-Salem Symphony during the concert. They competed in the Peter Perret Youth Talent Search for the opportunity. The competition is named for the symphony’s former music director.