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Open Dream Ensemble to Perform at Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concert

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER  2, 2012) – The Open Dream Ensemble, a professional multi-disciplinary children’s theater group sponsored by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), will perform at the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Discovery Concert “Peter and the Wolf & The Greatest Tales of All Time.” The concert will take place Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium at 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.

 As always, the doors will open an hour earlier at 2 p.m. for a variety of preconcert events including musical activities and games and an instrument petting zoo. Preconcert activities are included in the price of the concert ticket.

 Members of the Open Dream Ensemble will perform in the following pieces: Anderson, Goldilocks Overture; Menken/Troob, Aladdin Orchestral Suite; Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf; and Wendel, Ride of the Headless Horseman.

 “We are delighted to be performing with the Winston-Salem Symphony for this concert,” said Rebecca Nussbaum, General Manager and Artistic Producer of the Open Dream Ensemble. “The tales are wonderful classics that we all grew up with, and it’s tremendous fun for our cast members to have a chance to perform these characters.”

 Open Dream Ensemble cast members performing in the Discovery Concert are Marissa Byers, Ted Federle, Julianne Harper, Cameron MacManus, Marine Madesclaire, Michaela Morton, Haydee Thompson and William vonReichbauer. Julianne Harper is the choreographer and director for the Open Dream Ensemble performances in the Discovery Concert program.

 Single tickets for Discovery concerts are $5 for children, ages three to 12 (age two and under, free) and $14 for adults. Season tickets for the 2012-2013 Discovery concerts are $42 for each adult, which includes one free child subscription. Each additional child subscription is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336.464.0145 or online at