CHARLESTON, W.VA. (05/8/19) – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) invites the public to MATRIC Symphony Sunday 2019, to be hosted on Sunday, June 2 on the University of Charleston lawn.
This 37-year tradition on the lawn of the University of Charleston celebrates some of the community’s most beloved music, food, games, and artisans beginning at 1 p.m. The day caps off with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” by the state’s premier orchestra and a fireworks display that illuminates the West Virginia Capitol.
“MATRIC is pleased to be the title sponsor of West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 37th annual Symphony Sunday,” said Steve Hedrick, President & CEO, MATRIC. “We are proud to be a West Virginia company and to support local nonprofits and the arts, and we look forward to a tremendous day with the community on the University of Charleston lawn with music, food, games, and talented artisans.”
This year’s theme is “The Summer of Loh.” The theme is a nod to Music Director Lawrence Loh, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival.
While the entertainment and children’s activities are free, there will be a suggested donation of $5 per person, and vendors will also be on site to sell a variety of crafts, beverages, and food. Symphony Sunday is presented by the West Virginia Symphony League, the WVSO’s volunteer fundraising and social arm.
A “Summer of Loh” VIP reception from 6-10 p.m. Sunday gives guests exclusive access to watch the performances from atop UC’s rotunda and patio. Heavy hor d’oeuvres, beer, wine and champagne will be served. Tickets to Sunday’s VIP reception are $50 apiece. Tickets for the VIP reception can be purchased by calling the WVSO at 304.957.9876, by emailing Amanda McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting wvsymphony.org.
MATRIC Symphony Sunday 2019 is made possible through support from the following friends: MATRIC, the University of Charleston, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC., National Travel, West Virginia American Water, Quality Insights, Central WV Convention and Visitors Bureau, Charleston Area Medical Center, Dutch Miller Auto, Jacobs Engineering, Animal Care Associates, Marriot Charleston Town Center, Art & Missy Rubin, Mike & Shelia Neal, and the Rental Party.
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 entering its 80th 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.
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
1:00-1:35 p.m. | Gospel Brass (and Star Spangled Banner)
1:45-2:20 p.m. | NGO Big Band
2:30-3:05 p.m. | Kanawha Kordsmen & Harmony Rechoired
3:15-3:50 p.m. | Kanawha Valley Community Band
4:00-4:35 p.m. | Tri-State Brass Band
4:45-5:20 p.m. | Charleston Metro Band
5:30-6:45 p.m. | WV Youth Symphony
6:50-7:30 p.m. | Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums (in front of the stage)
8:00 p.m. | West Virginia Symphony Orchestra featuring grand finale fireworks
BOOK NOOK (1 – 6 p.m.)
FOOD VENDORS (1 – 9:30 p.m.)