CHARLESTON, W.VA. (4/29/19) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) wraps up the 2018-19 season on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 with performances of Double Treble in Charleston and Parkersburg.
Music Director, Lawrence Loh will lead the orchestra through a night of exciting music, with special guest features on two of the three pieces to be performed.
In Charleston, the West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra will once again join the WVSO to perform Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. The side-by-side has become an annual fixture in the Symphony’s line-up.
“We always look forward to the side-by-side with the Youth Symphony,” said Marketing Director Amanda McDonald. “It’s so wonderful to see the kids sitting and learning alongside the professional musicians, and the opportunity to perform on the Clay Center stage can be life-changing!”
Following the side-by-side, guest artists and twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton will join the Symphony to perform Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major. The Naughton sisters are graduates of Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize.
Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 4, start at $12 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The Elliot Family Foundation Symphonic Series concert is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsors the Maier Foundation, AC&S Incorporated, the West Virginia Lottery, and Dr. Jimmie Lee Mangus, in memory of Sarah Jane Mangus
Tickets for the Parkersburg concert, which begins at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School on May 5, are $22 for adults or $10 for students, and are available at wvsop.org or by calling 304.485.4200.
If you are a Huntington resident interested in attending the concert, please consider joining our Huntington Bus trip on Saturday May 4.
The bus will begin loading at 5:15 p.m. at the 5th Street Park & Ride stop in Huntington and departs at 5:30. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; the performance at 7:30 p.m. Package reservations can be made by calling Marketing Director Amanda McDonald at 304.957.9880 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for this special opportunity is provided by The Herald-Dispatch.
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.