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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Set To Begin Its New Season With New Music Director And New Office Space

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JAMES CITY-July was a busy month for The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which welcomed a new music director and relocated to a new space in New Town.

Michael Butterman assumed his new role as music director for the orchestra on July 1.

Butterman is music director of four American orchestras as well as a guest conductor. In addition to serving as music director for The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, he is also music director for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania.

A week after Butterman began as the new music director, WSO moved its offices to a new location in New Town. It was announced in June that WSO leased 1,944 square feet of office space at 4805 Courthouse St. WSO had previously been located for many years on Henry Street in downtown Williamsburg.

The 2022/2023 season for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra kicks off in September with the Masterworks Concert 1 Paremski Plays Rachmaninoff featuring guest artist Natasha Paremski on piano. The event will take place on Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 pm at Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway.

Eight other performances will be held throughout the upcoming season, including WSO’s popular Holiday Pops concert in early December at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, a Cabaret & Cocktails event at Williamsburg Lodge in January 2023, and a side-by-side concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra in February 2023. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit or call 757-229-9857.

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