Symphony Unbound

Symphony Unbound featuring the music of Dori Freeman + Winston-Salem Symphony String Quintet
(presented by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation & Winston-Salem Symphony)
Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m.
Adults $25, children 12 & younger admitted free


Dori Freeman

Dori FreemanDori Freeman is about as bona fide as an Appalachian artist can be: she was raised among a family of musicians in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.

The fourth studio album and most recent release, Ten Thousand Roses, from the Galax, Virginia based singer-songwriter showcases an artist who has cemented an inimitable signature sound while establishing her capabilities within a  wide variety of styles. Her soaring alto and singular style are on fine display throughout this collection of nine originals and one cover.

She wrote the songs during the pandemic, when, like millions of others, spent more time outdoors. “I really observed and appreciated nature during that time,” she says. Natural elements such as storm clouds, wildflowers, and spiders show up as motifs throughout the record, which examines everything from being deeply in love with someone to realizing that you don’t need another person to complete you.

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Winston Salem SymphonyWinston-Salem Symphony String Quintet

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s mission is to to bring music to life. Believing that music has the power to inspire, the Symphony desires for audiences to experience music in a way that is relevant and meaningful to their own lives.

Through their Symphony Unbound series, they bring music out of the concert hall and into the community, collaborating with musicians from other genres. In this performance, a string quintet collaborates with Freeman. The evening will begin with a set by the String Quintet, followed by a set with Freeman, and finishing with a set with both groups.

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Gates open to ticket holders at 5:45 p.m. Season pass holders are allowed into the amphitheater 15 minutes early, at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. You may bring a coolers or picnic basket, but no alcohol please.

Concerts are held rain or shine, and it can be cool in the mountains when the sun goes down, so bring a raincoat, poncho or umbrella, and a sweater or jacket.

Please note that advance ticket purchases are nonrefundable.

For more information, view our concert FAQs


The Roots of American Music concert series is held in the Blue Ridge Music Center’s spacious outdoor amphitheater on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

To make the experience as safe as possible, please stay at home if you have a fever, cough, aches and pains, loss of smell or taste, difficulty breathing, or are sneezing and coughing.

Concert attendees are asked to maintain six feet of distance between groups throughout the evening, including when standing in line and selecting seating locations in the amphitheater.