MWIII-poster-1718-KnightHickory – Under the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross, the award winning Western Piedmont Symphony will perform classical versions of “Heavy Metal” compositions on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Masterworks III will begin at 7:30 pm at P.E. Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Tickets are $22-$42 each.  All tickets are available through the WPS website at, or email at, or call the Symphony box office at 828.324.8603 from 10am-2pm M-F.

Sponsored by Alex Lee, Inc., Masterworks III will feature works by Higdon, Beethoven, Mosolov, Rouse and Honneger.  The ever popular pianist, Gregory Knight, will once again grace the stage.  Knight’s appearance is sponsored by “Friends of Gregory Knight.”  Additional information can be found at

The 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.  Business hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.