The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will host a free Labor Day concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Woodrow Wilson High School in BeckleyThe annual event is sponsored by the Beckley Area Foundation. The concert will feature “Country Roads,” as well as works by Respighi, Tchaikovsky, and John Williams. The New River Youth Symphony students will join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a finale, performing John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” - See more at: http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20140828/DM01/140829287/1281#sthash.9FhOhsZ4.dpuf
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Tour Concert at West Virginia State University: Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by West Virginia State University, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform Schubert's Symphony No. 5, Ravel's complete Mother Goose Ballet and Erich Stem's Kentucky By..." which features principal clarinetist Robert Turizziani. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Hall on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, WV. Tickets are free to the public but should be reserved by calling (304) 766-3196. Maestro Grant Cooper will conduct the concert.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra tours are supported in part by the Daywood Foundation, the Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, the Herscher Foundation, WV Division of Culture and History, and a special grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.
West Virginia Public Radio Special: Symphony of Ideas Rebroadcast Thursday, October 2 at 8 p.m.
Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio for a celebration of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary! Featuring River Saga, by Antonio Modarelli, the WVSO's second music director, inspired by the Kanawha River that flows past Charleston and the current home of the WVSO at The Clay Center; On the Shores of Qingdao, by Matthew Jackfert, WVPB radio host and young composer who represents the future with this piece; and Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, a staple beloved by classical music fans.
Maestro Grant Cooper selected the music in this program to represent the past, present, and future of the WVSO and to highlight the orchestra with a celebration of its rich history. (Musical performances in this program were recorded during the May 2 and May 3, 2014 WVSO Symphonic Concert.)
Symphony of Ideas is a collaboration between West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Each program begins with an in-depth discussion of the music presented, followed by a recorded-live performance by the WVSO. Hosted by Jim Lange, with WVSO Artistic Director and Conductor Grant Cooper, who brings his vast musical knowledge and experience to the discussion. Matthew Jackfert, composer and radio host joins in the conversation.
Support for Symphony of Ideas was provided by Don Stover, Jr. Realtor and Barth & Thompson Law Offices.
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