Symphony Unbound: Dori Freeman + Winston-Salem Symphony String Quintet


Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
Music Center Road
(milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Galax, VA 24333

Dori 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.

In this Symphony Unbound performance, a string quintet from the Winston-Salem Symphony collaborates with Freeman. The evening will begin with a set by the quintet, followed by a set with Freeman, and finishing with a set with both groups.

Tickets are $25 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.


Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.