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Classical Music

Expect major milestones in WSO's latest season

Expect major milestones in WSO's latest season

As the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra turns 35 with the start of its latest season in September, it’s a bittersweet symphony of emotions. The season’s repertoire celebrates fan favorite compositions with the help of talented guest artists.

It also marks Janna Hymes’ final turn as music director after 15 years with the ensemble.

“She really is responsible for the level the orchestra has risen to, there’s no question,” said Carolyn Keurajian, WSO executive director. “The good news is that the musicians are not going anywhere.”

During the previous season, Hymes engaged audience members by asking them to vote for their favorite music to be featured throughout...