Hickory – The Western Piedmont Symphony and soloist, Lucia Kobza, are double-teaming for The Four Seasons. Under the direction of newly- chosen Maestro Matthew Thomas Troy, the award-winning symphony will perform two concerts on November 2.

The first concert will be an abbreviated Family Concert at 3:00 p.m. in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block. Fun for the whole family, it’s a great opportunity to introduce kids to the symphony. An Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids can get an up-close look at symphony instruments, will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Moretz Boardroom before the concert. Tickets for the abbreviated afternoon concert are $10/adult and $5/children.

The second concert of the day will be the full Masterworks 2: The Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. in the Drendel Auditorium. The soloist for both performances is violinist and former WPS associate concertmaster, Lucia Kobza. The program includes Battalia (Biber), Pan og Syrinx (Nielsen), Jabberwocky (DiLorenzo) and The Four Seasons (Vivaldi). Also featured at this concert will be a special visual presentation by Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz, which will accompany Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Masterworks 2: The Four Seasons, will be held November 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block. 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 tickets@wpsymphony.org. 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 2 is sponsored by the Millholland Family and the Friends of Sally and James. 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 info@WPSymphony.org.