WV Symphony Orchestra
ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series Presents:


What do Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park all have in common? Music written by one of the most famous American composers alive today: John Williams! Hear your favorite movie scores come to life with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

The concert program will include selections from Blockbuster hits such as: Superman, Indiana Jones, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, and last but not least, Star Wars. Yes, you can bring your wands and Jedi swords but in case you forget, just follow the red carpet and you’ll find props and paparazzi!

FEB 6 at 8 pm | Charleston, WV – Clay Center
FEB 7 at 3 pm | Parkersburg, WV – Blennerhassett School
FEB 8 at 7:30 pm | Fairmont, WV – Fairmont State University, Colebank Hall

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Announcing the position of:
Music Director, WVSO

The Music Director reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Board and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic product and its image in the community. In collaboration with the board and staff, s/he is responsible for the repertoire, programming, and artistic production, and has primary authority for the selection, development, and replacement of musicians, in accordance with the musicians’ union contract and the fiscal parameters as set forth by the Board. As the orchestra’s artistic leader, s/he must build and sustain the orchestra’s visibility in the community. The Music Director is expected to work closely with the President, Board Chair, Board committees, and staff in carrying out these responsibilities and to participate actively in the orchestra’s fundraising activities.

Candidates must possess exceptional musicianship and conducting skills; significant professional conducting experience, including work with professional musicians and knowledge of a broad range of repertoire. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills; enthusiasm for and experience with music education and community engagement; vision, passion, and ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences. Candidates should be prepared to commit to engaging with the West Virginia community.

This position will commence with the 2017-2018 season. As part of the search process, WVSO plans to invite candidates as guest conductors for the 2016-2017 season.

WVSO Announces Morgantown Series

in collaboration with the
WVU College of Creative Arts and School of Music

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre – 7:30 pm
WVU Creative Arts Center
Ticket prices: $27.50 and $45.00
$10 off with WV Driver’s License
WVU A&E Box Office

 The WVSO will be expanding its state-­‐‑wide reach with a new home in Morgantown in the 2015-­2016 season. A three-­concert series will take place in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, in addition to a free to the public lecture series with Maestro Grant Cooper and a guest scholar for each of the symphonic concerts. Where Music Meets the Humanities lecture will delve deeper into the history, theory, and philosophy of the music being performed by the WVSO.

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For media and press inquiries:
Shiva Shafii
Guest Artist and eMarketing Manager
sshafii@wvsymphony.org | 304.957.9881