Hickory, NC – A Perfect Fifth, the 55th season of the Western Piedmont Symphony is off to an exciting start. Maestro Matthew Troy joins the organization as its fifth Music Director and Conductor after last year’s Maestro Challenge search. The program includes Sibelius’ Finlandia, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Guest pianist and local favorite, Gregory Knight, joins the orchestra for a performance that you don’t want to miss!

Masterworks 1: Maestro Debut, will be held October 5, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. at P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Tickets range from $22 to $42. Students of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Catawba Valley Community College and Western Piedmont Community College are admitted for free with valid ID. Tickets for teachers are $10 with valid ID. All tickets are available in advance online at WPSymphony.org/tickets, by calling the office at (828) 324.8603, or by emailing [email protected]. Season subscriptions are available to purchase and are the best way to save money and enjoy great music. You may also purchase tickets at the door.

Masterworks 1 is sponsored by the President’s Circle—a prestigious group of leaders and supporters. Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Box Office hours are 10:00 am until 4:00 pm daily.

For more information about the Western Piedmont Symphony, call 828-324-8603, visit www.WPSymphony.org, or email [email protected].