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  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV 1 Clay Square Charleston, WV, 25301 United States (map)
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The Symphonic Series is presented by: 

Gabriel Cabezas, cello and Astral Artist

Gabriel Cabezas, cello and Astral Artist


Special commission piece by American composer Gary Fry written especially for the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.    Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with area choruses

Lawrence Loh, conductor
Gabriel Cabezas, cello

The Oregonian once described Gabriel Cabezas as “an intense player who connects to music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line to the cello.” Cabezas combines a superb technique, intellectual curiosity and a pioneering musical spirit to his work and has appeared as a soloist with some of America’s finest orchestras, including those of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Cabezas’ appearance is made possible by a partnership with Astral Artists.

Gary Fry, composer

Gary Fry, composer

Gary Fry is an Emmy-winning Chicago-based composer with a passion for working with young people, particularly in choral music. The WVSO commissioned Fry to write a special arrangement featuring the WVSO and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus.

Later Event: March 23