CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE TO REPLACE BUGS BUNNY CONCERT

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (4/5/19) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will perform “Cirque de la Symphonie” on Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. replacing the previously scheduled “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” concert.

 “We are thrilled to be able to bring ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ back to Charleston after several years’ hiatus,” said Amanda McDonald, Marketing Director.

 WVSO President Joe Tackett booked the “Cirque de la Symphonie” show after learning on Thursday that “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” creator and conductor George Daugherty had to cancel the WVSO performance because of illness.

 “When we heard the news that George was sick, we immediately tried to think of a show that has as much pizazz as Bugs Bunny, and Cirque was the perfect fit!” McDonald said.

 Tickets to the Bugs Bunny show will be honored for the Cirque show. Any patrons requesting a refund should contact the Clay Center Box Office at 304.561.3570.

 Cirque de la Symphonie brings together some of the best cirque artists in the world, thrilling the audience with aerial flyers, acrobats, strongmen, jugglers, and more. The cirque feats contribute to the spirited performance of the orchestra, providing a visual enhancement to the magnificence of a live symphony concert.

 Tickets for the concerts, which begin at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on April 13, start at $17 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series concert is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsors Ticket Town, Animal Care Associates, Huntington Bank, Contractors Association of West Virginia, Brewer & Company, BrickStreet Insurance, LOC Investment Advisors and USI Insurance.  

 The WVSO is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 79th 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.

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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Tony DeSare: Sinatra & Beyond

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (2/05/19) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) hosts crooner, Tony DeSare this coming weekend, February 9-11 in Charleston, Parkersburg, and Fairmont.  

DeSare and his band will join Music Director Lawrence Loh and the Symphony for a night filled with old-school Sinatra classics like Fly Me to the Moon, The Summer Wind, Luck Be a Lady, My Way, and many more.

“We are so excited to bring Tony and his Sinatra-style music to Charleston just in time for Valentine’s Day,” said Amanda McDonald, Marketing Director for the Symphony. “It will be a perfect date night for couple’s of all ages!”

Downbeat magazine named DeSare a Rising Star Male Vocalist and critics have called DeSare “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel”. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei

Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, start at $17 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series concert is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsor United Bank.

Tickets for the Parkersburg concert, which begins at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School on Feb. 10 are $22 for adults or $10 for students, and are available at wvsop.org or by calling 304.485.4200.

The Fairmont performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Colebank Hall at Fairmont State University (FSU). Tickets for reserved seating cost $30; general-admission tickets are $20; and children and students pay $5. To order tickets, visit wvsymphony.org or call 304.367.4240.

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 79th 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.

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WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (11/28/18) –  The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) presents a new spin on its classic holiday concert with Sounds of the Season on December 8 & 9.  

Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill returns to West Virginia to lead the orchestra and choruses through a variety of classic and new holiday tunes. Sharing the stage will be special guest artists, the Melodica Men: two young musicians bringing songs to life with their Melodica duets.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to Charleston this December for a brand new ‘Sounds of the Season’!” said Merrill. “You'll hear old favorites, new classics, and there is sure to be lots of joy and cheer throughout the entire performance. I also can't wait to collaborate with my good friends the Melodica Men for an extra special dose of Holiday Spirit.”

The concert will feature the state’s orchestra performing family friendly holiday classics accompanied by several local choruses: WV Symphony Chorus, WV Symphony Chorus of Parkersburg, and the West Virginia State University Chorus.

Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, start at $17 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series concert at the Clay Center is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsors the WV Lottery, N3, Suddenlink by Altice, and The Underprivileged Children Foundation.

Tickets for the Parkersburg concert, which begins at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School on Dec. 9 are $22 for adults or $10 for students, and are available at wvsop.org or by calling 304.485.4200. The Parkersburg concert is brought to you in part by WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and Napolis.

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 79th 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.

 

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