WV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS DOUBLE TREBLE

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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 amcdonald@wvsymphony.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.

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WV SYMPHONY PRESENTS NINE! & THE SYMPHONY RAFFLE

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (3/19/18) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) continues it’s 2018-19 season on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. with an exciting evening complete with the debut of a new piece of music, performance of NINE! and the Symphony Raffle drawing.

Music Director, Lawrence Loh, kicks off the evening by leading the Symphony and the Appalachian Children’s Choir in the performance of a special commissioned piece by America composer Gary Fry.

“We cannot wait for the stage to be filled with voices from all over the state,” said Amanda McDonald, Marketing Director. “It’s such a unique chance for the Symphony to perform with vocalists of all ages, with the first piece of the evening highlighting the Appalachian Children’s Chorus .”

Following “Appalachian Suite”, the Symphony will join Astral Artist and cellist, Gabriel Cabezas to perform the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1. Rounding out the night will be a performance of Beethoven’s classic Ninth Symphony. NINE! will feature soloists, Alexandra Loutsion, soprano, Elisabeth Baer, mezzo-soprano, Scott Ramsey, tenor, and Reginald Smith, Jr., baritone along with choruses from all over the state.

“Larry has been traveling far and wide to work with the choruses in Morgantown, Fairmont, Charleston, and Huntington,” McDonald said. “It’s such a treat to work with our own Symphony Chorus, as well as students from Marshall University, WV State University, Fairmont State University, and West Virginia University.”

Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on March 23, 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, Jim & Keith Straw, and the Cecil I. Walker Charitable Trust. The Symphony Raffle drawing will take place immeadiately following the conclusion of NINE! Tickets for the annual Raffle are $100, and ticket buyers have the chance to win the grand prize $10,000 or 14 other prizes, all while supporting the Symphony.

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 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 'Pay What You Wish' for Jan. 12 concert, Something Old, Something Blue

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (1/2/2019)– The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will perform its second “Pay What You Wish” concert, Something Old, Something Blue on Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV. The public can choose the price they pay for any available seat in the hall.

The “Pay What You Wish” concept was first introduced during the Symphony’s 2014-15 season. It premiered to extreme success with many new patrons in the hall to experience the Symphony.

“We are so thrilled to be brining ‘Pay What You Wish’ back to our patrons in the New Year,” said President Joe Tackett. “It’s a wonderful way for the public to experience our beautiful program while eliminating the perceived price barrier that prevents some from exploring live, classical music.

The evening’s program will feature Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral. Higdon’s piece will be the first piece the Symphony will perform by a female composer, a truly overdue accomplishment.

In addition to blue cathedral, the Symphony, led by Music Director Lawrence Loh, will perform Brahm’s Symphony No. 2 and will showcase returning soloist, Nikki Chooi on violin during Sibelius’ Violin concerto.

Tickets for the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, are “Pay What You Wish” and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The Elliot Foundation Symphonic Series concert is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsors BB&T WV Foundation and an anonymous gift made in honor of Martha Hays Enfinger.

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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