The 27th annual Magnolia Ball “Fire and Ice”

May 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Millennium Center
101 W 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Please call for ticketing information. Corporate sponsorships are available.
Piedmont Opera
The 27th annual Magnolia Ball "Fire and Ice" @ The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem | North Carolina | United States

Join Piedmont Opera for our largest fundraiser, the 27th annual Magnolia Ball. This year our honorary chair is Phyllis Dunning.

Since Phyllis Dunning retired from teaching English literature and composition 25 years ago, she’s continued to share her passion for the arts and nurture that interest in others as she volunteers at myriad art events in Winston-Salem. During her 33 years teaching high school in Forsyth County, Dunning says she would “strongly suggest and encourage students to attend concerts and operas and theater and art exhibits,” adding that occasionally she’d entice students with extra credit. Many of her former students have gone on to have successful careers in the arts, including Ben Folds, a 1984 Reynolds grad who’s now a multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and producer and Howell Binkley, the Tony-Award-winning lighting genius behind the Broadway smash “Hamilton.”

If Mrs. Dunning made a difference in your life, we need your help. Please email for information on how to be a part of a video project in honor of Phyllis.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and please note that it is in honor of Phyllis.

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