The Winston-Salem Symphony hosted a ticketed event on Tuesday, June 4th, at downtown eatery Quanto Basta for 60 guests. Doors opened at 6 p.m., and guests enjoyed their time mixing and mingling over fine wines and cocktails before taking a seat for a 3-course meal prepared by Chef Christopher Fulk.
The scrumptious selection was completed with a Caesar or Caprese Salad, followed by a delicious choice of Baby Portobello & Spinach Risotto, Shrimp & Scallop Cannelloni or Roasted Chicken & Artichoke Hearts over Penne Pasta.
Following dessert, which was Tiramisu Trifle or Butterscotch Budino, guests enjoyed an intimate performance by Eric and Rebecca Willie, a husband-and-wife duo who performs under the name of “The Legal Wood Project.” Rebecca, the Symphony’s Assistant Concertmaster, played violin for the event and Eric, a percussionist with the Symphony, played the marimba. The unique name of the ensemble is inspired by the first piece they performed, “Legal Highs,” by David Jones, and their first commission, “Wood,” by Matt Walker. After starting in 2007, the duo continues to promote and commission new works for chamber ensemble, featuring violin and percussion instruments.
This event was a part of the Symphony’s new “Symphony Unbound” series, which is intended to create unique musical experiences outside of the traditional concert hall. Other Unbound performances have been hosted at The Ramkat and Muddy Creek Music Hall. Symphony Unbound is sponsored by Chris and Mike Morykwas, who were in attendance that evening. Other special guests included Salem College Interim President, Sandra Doran, and her husband, Steve, and the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Board Chair, Dr. Frank James and his wife, Dell.
Mark your calendars now for the next Symphony Unbound event on November 2nd at the Ramkat featuring “Hiss Golden Messenger.”