1 August 2022
Artist Residency
Centre Culturel Irlandais

Karen will be a resident at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France for the month of August studying French on an artist language bursary award. Thank you to Centre Culturel Irlandais for this award and support.

11 July 2022
Domaine Forget, Québec
Domaine Forget, Québec

Bursary recipient to study with Bramwell Tovey (RIP) replaced by Thomas Rösner and Yannick Nézet-Séguin working with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and members of the Orchestre Métropolitain.


Brahms, Symphony No 1
Stravinsky, Petrushka
Rossini, La Scala Di Seta
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte Overture
Beethoven, Symphony No 9, III, IV
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen
Sibelius, Violin Concerto, 1st movement

Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3
Debussy, Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances
Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps
Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas: An Andrean WalkaboutToyos, Himno de Zamponas, Chasqui

5 July 2022
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

With a growing profile in the United States, one of Ireland’s most exciting young conductors, Karen Ní Bhroin, returns to the National Symphony Orchestra (having made her professional debut with them in 2017) 

NSO 2022

Lunch Time Concert

Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man

Leroy Anderson, Jazz Pizzicato

Morricone, Arr. Angela Morley, Cinema Paradiso

Copland Danzón cubano

Sondheim arr. Kelehan Send In The Clowns

John Williams, Fiddler on the Roof

Copland, RodeoSaturday Night Waltz; Buckaroo Holiday; Corral Nocturne; Hoe-Down

8 June 2022
Masterclass Showcase
Masterclass Showcase

Karen will share the stage with conductors following a week of masterclasses with Jac Van Steen and Kenneth Woods.

Mahler, Kindentotenlieder

Matthews, Symphony No. 9

Schumann, Symphony No. 4

21 May 2022

Igudesman & Joo

Happiness! Is that not what we are all looking for? Well, look no further, because classical music’s comedy megastars Igudesman and Joo are brining their hilarious brand of musical mayhem to Winston-Salem with this unmissable show entitled, simply, Happy. The ultra-virtuosic violin and piano duo have reached an audience of millions thanks to their brilliant YouTube videos that combine all your favourites from Strauss, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky (often all at the same time) with their own signature humour. The list of artists Igudesman and Job have worked with read like a GRAMMY awards list – everyone from Billy Joel and Hans Zimmer to John Malkovich.

12 May 2022
Grand Rapids Symphony Assistant Conductor Search
Grand Rapids Symphony Assistant Conductor Search

Karen will be sharing the stage with Assistant Conductor Finalists as part of the Grand Rapids Symphony Assistant Conductor Search.

Assistant Conductor Finalist Concert

Mozart: Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra, with soloist Eric Tanner

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 Scottish’, IV

6 May 2022
Steep Canyon Rangers
Steep Canyon Rangers

North Carolina’s GRAMMY-winning, cutting edge bluegrass stars return to the Winston-Salem Symphony stage for a night of foot-stomping favourites, plus a few new recently released barn burners to boot. Riding high on their latest chart-busting release, Arm in Arm, the Rangers are sure to get you our of your seats and dancing in the aisles. It’s gonna be a big ol’ time.

24 April 2022
Youth Symphony
Youth Symphony

Elgar, Salut d’Amour

Schubert, Rosamunde Overture

23 April 2022
Haydn, The Creation
Haydn, The Creation

Assistant Conductor to Simon Carrington

Chorus master, Christopher Gilliam

09 April 2022
Concert for Sounds of Cinema: Heroes and Villains
Concert for Sounds of Cinema: Heroes and Villains

From Batman to Bong, and from Darth Vader to Jaws, you can be sure that it’s the heroes and villains who get all the best music! After our sell-out film concerts of 2019, we return to the music of the big screen for this celebration of the very best of Hollywood. Put on your superhero costume – or summon the dark side if you’d rather – get your popcorn ready, and enjoy an evening of film favourites.

01 April 2022
Galaxies in Her Eyes
Galaxies in Her Eyes

Opera by Mark Lanz Weiser

Libretto by Amy S. Punt

*World Premiere

Kristine McIntyre, director
Karen Ní Bhroin, conductor
Diana Thompson-Brewer, Eden
Lindsay Kesselman, Ada Lovelace
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Katherine Johnson
Sarah Nordin, Annie Jump Cannon
Scott MacLeod, producer
Brad Barlow, planetarium director

Galaxies In Her Eyes will make its world debut at the High Point University Culp Planetarium on April 1, 2, and 3, 2022.

This short, family-friendly opera tells the story of a young girl who dreams of going to the stars. She imaginatively weaves together the stories of astronomical pioneers Annie Jump Cannon, Katherine Johnson, and Ada Lovelace, whose work helps to make that journey possible. Across time and space, she discovers a sisterhood of science which is defined by collaboration, perseverance, a fascination with the unknown – and the importance of doing your math homework.

Galaxies In Her Eyes is made possible by generous support from the HPU Department of Music, the Winston-Salem Symphony, The National Science Foundation, the HPU Cultural Programs Committee, and the Stephen and Linda Stone family.

Synopsis: 12-year-old Eden, a math and science whiz, dreams of travelling to Mars. But her dreams get derailed when she loses her mother unexpectedly. In the midst of her despair, a young Ada Lovelace appears with her flying machine designs, preparing to visit her own convalescing mother. Applying their math and science skills, Eden and Ada journey through space and time to find their mothers. Their adventures lead them to famed scientists Katherine Johnson and Annie Jump Cannon, who help them on their quest using their groundbreaking discoveries that changed the world. The opera concludes as adult Eden awakens on Mars.

26 March 2022
Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2
Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2

Prep and Cover Conductor for Michael Butterman

Hovhaness, Symphony No. 2

McTee, Circuits

Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suites

5 March 2022
Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis

Cover Conductor for Stephen Mulligan

Gershwin, An American in Paris

Adams, Saxophone Concerto with Branford Marsalis

Still, Symphony No. 4 ‘Autochthonous’

26 February 2022
Concert for Community
Concert for Community

Andrew Harris, The Star’s Above 

Chris Pyle, Dances with Incandescence. 

Vivaldi, Winter from the Four Seasons

Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto in A minor

Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture

Dvorak, The Golden Spinning Wheel

3 February 2022
World Wide Playlist: A Dance Around the Globe!
World Wide Playlist: A Dance Around the Globe!

Mary Starling Education Concerts

Copland, Hoedown

A.J. Potter, Finnegan’s Wake

Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5

Strauss, Thunder and Lightening Polka

Sowande, African Suite, V, Aklina

Saint-Saëns,  Danse Bacchanale  from Samson et Delila

Bernstein, Mambo

Marquez, Conga Del Fuego

Spinning Wheel

2 February 2022
Nu Ensemble
Nu Ensemble

Clyne, Overflow

8 January 2022
Subscription Concert 3 Celebrate!
Subscription Concert 3 2020/2021 Celebrate!

Shostakovich Festive Overture

Assistant to JoAnn Falletta for Greig Piano Concerto with Alexandra Dariescu and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.

28 November 2021
Holiday Pops Concert
Holiday Pops Concert

A Carolina Christmas with soloist Timothy McDevitt and Camel City Jazz Orchestra

21 November 2021
Mahler 5
Mahler 5

Prep conductor and cover conductor for Thomas Wilkins

14 November 2021
Winston-Salem Youth Orchestras
Winston-Salem Youth Orchestras

WSS Youth Symphony

Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Sandresky, Tria

5 November 2021
Inspiration, Imitation and Flattery
Inspiration, Imitation and Flattery

Ticheli, Serenade for Kristin with soloist, Jaren Atherholt

3 October 2021
Subscription Concert 1
Subscription Concert 1

Margaret Sandresky, GAUDEAMUS

25 September 2021
Winston Salem Symphony Concert
Winston Salem Symphony Concert

W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 15, Allegro

L V Beethoven, Congratulations Minuet

Hagen, Overture in F

G. Bizet, L’ Arlesienne Suite, Farandole

A. Beach, Bal Masque

J. Sibelius, Andante Festivo

F. Price, Suite of Dances

A. Copland, Three Latin American Sketches (II Paisaje Mexicano & III Danza de Jalisco)

C. Vardell, Joe Clarke Steps Out

18 September 2021
Shostakovich 5
Shostakovich 5

Overture for Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz

Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez, soloist Harry Ngo

Prep conductor and cover conductor for Robert Franz.

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