CHARLESTON, W.VA. (April 18, 2017) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) is taking its spring symphonic concert on the road to Fairmont on April 27 and to Morgantown on April 28.

Under the direction of Maestro Grant Cooper, the WVSO will perform Ravel’s Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite) which is Ravel’s musical depiction of some of the most beloved fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast and Tom Thumb. The music will take a light-hearted turn with Stravinsky’s suite from the ballet Pulcinella, which was inspired by music attributed to 18th century Italian composer Giovanni Pergolesi. The concert will conclude with Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C major “Linz,” a charming symphony that Mozart wrote in four days while staying in the city of Linz, halfway between his birthplace of Salzburg and Vienna.

“We are proud to once again bring great music to these Mountain State communities,” said WVSO President Joe Tackett. “The WSVO truly is West Virginia’s state orchestra.” 

Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are made possible through generous support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, National Endowment for the Arts, Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, Daywood Foundation, First Energy Foundation and Herscher Foundation. Additional sponsors for the Morgantown concert include the Capitol Conference Center; Dinsmore; DiTrapano, Barrett, DiPiero, McGinley, & Simmons; Jackson Kelly; Steptoe & Johnson; and Webb Law Centre.

Ticketing Information

Fairmont State University: Performance in Colebank Hall. Reserved seating $30, general admission $20, and student tickets $5, which can be purchased by visiting the Fairmont State University box office on the 4th floor of Wallman Hall, by calling 304.367.4240, or at Colebank Hall the night of the performance beginning at 6 p.m.          

West Virginia University: Performance in the WVU Creative Arts Center, 1 Fine Arts Drive; tickets: $25. Students/faculty get in free with college ID. West Virginia residents get $10 off with a driver's license. Tickets can be purchased by visiting wvsymphony.org  or by calling 304.293.SHOW.

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.