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After 15 years with the WSO Janna Hymes says goodbye to Williamsburg

After 15 years with the WSO Janna Hymes says goodbye to Williamsburg

Soon the Kimball Theatre stage will fill with musicians tuning their instruments for a final moment in the spotlight with the woman who has given them direction for the past 15 years.

After a few moments of chaos and clatter, conductor Janna Hymes will lead the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of “Adagietto” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. It will be her last concert heading the orchestra.

“I think (Williamsburg is) a fascinating place and, of course, the orchestra is amazing, but it’s time for me personally and artistically and also career-wise to move on,” Hymes said, which she says she’ll do with no regrets.

While Hymes still lives in Maine, she...

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