West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Gifts for Hard-To-Buy-For Friends, Family

CHARLESTON, W.VA. (11/19/17) –  The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) invites you to give the gift of music this holiday season with its ever-popular Home for the Holidays concert, The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah.

The WVSO, conducted by Grant Cooper, will perform such holiday classics as Away in a Manger and Sleigh Ride as well as selections from “The Polar Express” during its Home for the Holidays concerts in Lewisburg on Dec. 1, in Charleston on Dec. 2, in Parkersburg on Dec. 3 and in Morgantown on Dec. 4. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except Parkersburg, which begins at 3 p.m. These concerts, which are part of the ZMM Pops Series, are made possible with generous support from City National Bank, Underprivileged Children Foundation, Mon Health, and TransCanada.

On Dec. 8 and 9 in Charleston, the WVSO, conducted by Robert Turizziani, will share the stage with the talented dancers of The Charleston Ballet in presenting Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovky’s The Nutcracker. The Dec. 8 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Clay Center; the Dec. 9 concert begins at 2 p.m. These performances are made possible through generous support from Appalachian Power, Steptoe & Johnson, and WCHS ABC 8/WVAH Fox 11.

Then on Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, the WVSO and the West Virginia Symphony Chorus, conducted by David Castleberry, will perform Handel’s Messiah.

For tickets:

·       In Charleston, visit wvsymphony.org or call 304.561.3570. Tickets start at $17.

·       In Lewisburg, visit carnegiehallwv.com or call 304.645.7917. Tickets start at $23.75.

·       In Morgantown, visit wvsymphony.org or call 304.293.SHOW. All tickets $25.

·       In Parkersburg, visit wvsop.org or call 304.485.4200. Tickets start at $22.

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 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.