CHARLESTON, W.VA. (2/21/17) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) continues the search for a new music director with conducting candidate DANIEL MEYER performing in Charleston, WV. Meyer will lead the orchestra in the thrilling Barber School for Scandal Overture and the iconic Beethoven Symphony No. 5. Guest cellist and long-time friend of the WVSO, Julie Albers will perform the charming Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky.
WVSO President Joe Tackett commented, “We’re excited Maestro Meyer is joining us for our march concert. He is well known in the industry as a great artist and a wonderful guy. The musicians are particularly interested in how he will tackle this exciting program.”
Charleston: Tickets for the performance Saturday, March 4 begin at $10 and can be purchased by visiting wvsymphony.org or by calling the Box Office at 304.561.3570. $10 “Tweet Seats” are also available in the second balcony where the audience is encouraged to share their concert with the WVSO via social media. This concert is part of the Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series and is sponsored by Cecil I. Walker Charitable Trust and the BB&T WV Foundation.
Daniel Meyer will be fully immersed in Charleston during his stay the week prior to the concert, with many free and open to the public opportunities for the community to engage and interact with him. He will meet with different constituencies including musicians, board, staff, the West Virginia Symphony Chorus, the West Virginia Youth Symphony, Kanawha County String Education programs, media, different Rotarian groups, and be a guest DJ with WTSQ. For public opportunities to meet Daniel Meyer, please visit wvsymphony.org for the full week’s schedule.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 78th 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.
Barber School for Scandal Overture
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Julie Albers, cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
DANIEL MEYER SCHEDULE
Subject to change. Please contact Shiva Shafii at 304.957.9881 for media appearances.
Monday, Feb 27
6:30 – 7:00 pm | West Virginia Youth Symphony Rehearsal – Horace Mann Middle School
8:00 – 8:30 pm | Visit WV Symphony Chorus Rehearsal – Christ United Methodist Church
Tuesday, Feb 28
10:00 – 11:00 am | Kanawha County String Education Programs
Wednesday, March 1
7:30 – 8:30 am | Vandalia Rotary Presentation
3:30 – 4:15 pm | Meet and Greet at Edgewood Summit
Thursday, March 2
12:00 – 1:00 pm | Baton, Bites, and Insights (bring your lunch lecture - free and open to the public: Clay Center)
4:00 – 6:30 pm | WVSO Open Rehearsal – Clay Center
8:00 – 10:30 pm | WVSO Open Rehearsal – Clay Center
Friday, March 3
11:00 – 12:00 pm | Play that Funky Music, Daniel | WTSQ 88.1*
*Tune in to WTSQ 88.1 LP The Status Quo to hear conducting candidate Daniel Meyer guest host while he plays his favorite funk tunes!
3:00 – 5:30 pm | WVSO Open Rehearsal – Clay Center
6:00 pm - | WVSO/WVSL Gala
Saturday, March 4
10:30 – 1:00 pm | WVSO Dress Rehearsal – Clay Center
6:30 – 7:00 pm | Pre-Concert Talk
7:30 – 9:30 pm | Concert