West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents A Percussive Surprise


CHARLESTON, W.VA. (11/08/18) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) presents its second concert of the Elliot Foundation Symphonic Series on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Charleston and Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Parkersburg.

Music Director Lawrence Loh will lead the Symphony through an exciting performance of symphonic music, including Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet.

The show will feature Lisa Pegher, a much sought-after percussion soloist performing Richard Danielpour’s “The Wounded Healer”. Pegher commissioned the percussion concerto from Danielpour in 2016, which features 9 different percussion instruments: the Amplified Chimes, Tibetan Singing Bowls, the Glockenspiel, and several others.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa to Charleston,” said WVSO President Joe Tackett. “She is an amazing talent, and we are thrilled to be showcasing a percussion soloist.”

Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, start at $12 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570. The Elliot Foundation Symphonic Series concert at the Clay Center is made possible by the generous support of our concert sponsors Thomas Health Systems, Jackson Kelly, PLLC., and Suttle & Stalnaker.

Tickets for the Parkersburg concert, which begins at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School on Nov. 18, are $22 for adults or $10 for students, and are available at wvsop.org or by calling 304.485.4200.

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.