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Reynolds Auditorium Welcomes - Edgar Meyer & The New World

Reynolds Auditorium


Edgar Meyer
The New World

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3

image of Edgar Meyer, cc Jim McGuireGenre-defying bassist, composer and Grammy Award Winner Edgar Meyer bridges the worlds of classical and bluegrass music to shine a new light on American music. The only bassist to ever be awarded a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, his diverse lineup of musical collaborators includes Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Béla Fleck. Meyer joins the Winston-Salem Symphony to perform his own Concerto for Double Bass and Giovanni Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2.

Jessie Montgomery’s Strum likewise salutes American folk music, creating a mesmerizing groove through the plucking of strings, and Dvořák’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 9 masterfully fuses European classical traditions with the rich rhythms and melodies of the American landscape.





Pre-Concert Talk

Saturday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 2:00 PM

All audience members are invited to join us in the Judy Voss Jones Fine Arts Center, directly behind Reynolds Auditorium on its west side, for a lively discussion about the music and surrounding context. Local musicologist Dr. Kate Storhoff is your guide,  pre-concert talks are free to attend, and occur one hour before any Classics Series concert.





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