Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVSO Announces 2015-2016 Season

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVSO Announces 2015-2016 Season

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The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced their 2015- 2016 season.

This season symphony schedule includes the return to single Saturday night performances at the Clay Center instead of the more familiar Friday and Saturday night shows. The symphony also will have several shows in Parkersburg, Fairmont and Morgantown.

Additionally, the symphony is offering special $10 "Tweet Seats, from which the audience is encouraged to interact with the WVSO via social media during the performance.

Opening night for the WVSO is September 15 at the Clay Center. It also kicks off the Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series.

The program will include Suppe's "Light Cavalry Overtrue, Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7, and Dvorak's "Cello Concerto with Julian Schwarz on cello.

In October, the symphony presents "Orchestral Sweets. The first performance is in Charleston Oct. 24 with additional shows Oct. 25 and 26 in Parkersburg and Fairmont.

The program includes Respighi's "The Birds, Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin and Mozart's "Symphony No. 40.

In November, WVSO performs "From the New World. Shows will be held Nov. 13 in Morgantown with additional performances Nov. 14 and 15 in Charleston and Parkersburg.

"Capriccio Concertante by Adams, Ravel's "Piano Concerto, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue with guest pianist William Wolfram and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9.

In March, the symphony presents "Brahm's Requiem. Shows will be held March 4 in Morgantown and March 5 in Charleston. The program includes "The Haydn Variations and "Requiem, both by Brahms with special guests, soprano LiAnne Coble and baritone Paul Kreider.

On April 9, it's "All Sibelius at the Clay Center with three pieces by composer Jean Sibelius, including "Finlandia with the West Virginia Youth Symphony, "Violin Concerto with guest violinist Luosha Fang and "Symphony No. 2.

The Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series closes out in May with "Maestro's Fantasia. The show will be held May 7 in Charleston and May 8 in Parkersburg. …

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