CHARLESTON, W.VA. (05/10/16) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns with Charleston’s favorite Symphony event of the year, 2016 Symphony Sunday “HEROES.” For its 34rd year, this free outdoor festival features some of the community’s most beloved music, food, games and artisans ending with a WV Symphony concert and fireworks finale looking over the West Virginia State Capitol from the University of Charleston lawn.
The 2016 Symphony Sunday weekend begins with Pinnacle Rooftop Party on Friday, June 3rd at the Columbia Gas/NiSource Building themed “A Night in Gotham” at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person. Add $25 for gifts and to join the exclusive VIP Happy Hour before the event.
Presented by the WVSO’s fundraising organization, the West Virginia Symphony League, Symphony Sunday 2016 will be held at the University of Charleston on Sunday, June 5thbeginning at 1 pm with entertainment, arts, and crafts throughout the evening. This year’s theme is “HEROES” as we celebrate our local heroes in the community and Maestro Cooper’s 15-year anniversary with the WVSO. Gain exclusive access to “American Heroes” reception from 6 – 10 pm on Symphony Sunday to watch the performance from the view up top on the UC Rotunda and Patio of Riggleman Hall with heavy hor d’oeuvres and drinks for $50.
Tickets for both “A Night in Gotham” and “American Heroes” can be purchased by calling the WVSO at 304.957.9876 or by emailing Alison Flowers. All information available at wvsymphony.org.
MAIN TENT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Charleston Metro Band
1:50 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. | Kanawha Kordsmen
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Mountain State Brass Band
3:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. | Kanawha Valley Community Band
4:20 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. | West Virginia Youth Symphony ensembles
5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. | Spencer Elliott
6:05 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. | Qiet
7:00 p.m. - 7:25 p.m. | Kanawha Valley Pipe and Drum Band
8:00 p.m. | WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring Grand Finale with fireworks!
CHILDREN’S COSTUME PARADE (starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Tent)
ARTISAN TENT (1:00 – 8:00 pm)
BOOK NOOK (1:00 – 6 pm)
FOOD VENDORS (1:00 – 9:30 pm)
Bridge Road Bistro
Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream
Mi Cocina de Amor
Paterno’s at the Park
St. George’s Orthodox Church – Greek cuisine
MaryRose’s Spicy Bowl – Indian cuisine
Billy’s Funnel Cakes - Funnel cakes, fried oreos, and fried pickles
*more to be added!
Symphony Sunday 2016 is made possible through support from the following friends: State of West Virginia, Central West Virginia Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, City of Charleston, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Kanawha County Commission, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston Area Medical Center, Members Choice WV FCU, MacCorkle Lavender PLLC, Michael and Shelia Neal, Arthur and Missy Rubin, Columbia Pipeline Group, and Kaminski Law PLLC.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 76th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.