Western Piedmont Symphony returns in person with April 24 and May 15 concerts

Posted on: April 22, 2021

On April 24, North Carolina’s Western Piedmont Symphony will perform for a small in-person audience at the Drendel Auditorium in Hickory, NC and via livestream. The “Concert for the Community” will feature collaborations with six local organizations: Women’s Resource Center, Catawba Science Center, Hickory Public Library, Footcandle Film Society, Greater Hickory International Council, and Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts. Repertoire will include Adrienne Albert’s Interiors, Cindy McTee’s Einstein’s Dream, Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Bernard Hermann’s Fahrenheit 451 Suite, and Béla Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. The six local organizations will be featured in pre-recorded videos prior to the performance of each piece of music. In addition, the orchestra has announced a “comeback concert” at P.E. Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir-Rhyne University on May 15, featuring the Overture to Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Joseph Bologne’s Violin Concerto in C Major Op. 5, No. 1, with soloist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 82 (“The Bear”), led by Music Director Matthew Troy.