Conductor - John Devlin

New Season New Conductor

2019 - 2020 Season

Wheeling
Symphony
Orchestra

John Devlin, Music Director

Upcoming Wheeling Symphony Concerts

Date Performing City Venue
09/20/19 Aretha: A Tribute Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as Respect, Think, A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Amazing Grace, and many others. Don’t miss our 90th Season Kick-off Pre-Concert Party – Symphony in the Streets! Buy Tickets
09/29/19 Bluegrass BBQ – A Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Fundraiser Wheeling, West Virginia Hess Shelter – Oglebay Park
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304-232-6191. Venue phone: 304-232-6191. Bluegrass BBQ Wheeling Symphony Youth Fundraiser Sunday, September 29 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oglebay’s Hess Shelter Adult tickets $25 Student tickest $10 Musical Line-up: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Brother Randall & Friends 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Crandall Creek 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Out of the Blue 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Cabin Fever String Band Food will be served at 3:30 p.m. Catered by Charlie Schlegel Event Sponsors: Wheeling Hospital Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Main Street Bank For tickets, call 304-232-6191
10/11/19 Let’s Dance! Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. Dance the night away with the WSO! Our Masterwork’s season-opening program features works by American composers, all of which incorporate a different style of dance: Tango, Mambo, Conga, and more! You’ll hear a tango inspired by Superman, famous music from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and a surprise ending. Plus, you will love the intoxicating concerto for guitar with our soloist, John Marcel Williams, inspired by Spanish dances of all types. You’ll want to get up out of your seat and move along with the musicians and our new music director at this concert that will energize and delight. Buy Tickets
11/21/19 Hometown’s Finest: Mezare & Driscoll Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. The WSO stars are out at the Hometown’s Finest: Mezare & Driscoll concert, featuring two of the orchestra’s principal players as soloists. First, we have Mendelssohn’s entrancing Hebrides Overture, a soundscape of the haunting caves and rocky shoreline of Scotland. Then, you will fall in love with France as Jean Francaix paints a picture of blooming flowers through neo-classical stylings in his L’Horloge de Flore, with soloist Robert Driscoll. Next, we journey back to the classical era to experience one of Mozart’s finest works, his Clarinet Concerto, with Roi Mezare as soloist. The concert ends with Prokofiev’s blazing Classical Symphony, the modernist composer’s take on a symphony of old. Buy Tickets
12/05/19 Symphony On Ice Wheeling, WV Wesbanco Arena
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12.50 – $55.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 14th St. Venue phone: (304) 233-7000. Don’t miss the Ohio Valley’s favorite holiday show! Join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra along with champion professional skaters, the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Figure Skating Clubs, local middle and high school choirs, and surprise guests as we welcome in the sounds of the season! It’s the holiday tradition the entire family will enjoy!
02/14/20 Soulful: A Celebration! Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. Featuring the exceptional voice of Gavin Hope, we are thrilled to present “Soulful”, a night in which we offer 50 years of brilliant R&B, Motown, Funk, Disco, Pop material by 20 of the finest African American recording artists and performers from Smokey Robinson to Outkast, Stevie Wonder to Pharrell Williams, and Isaac Hayes to Seal! Buy Tickets
03/13/20 Beethoven at 250! Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. Happy Birthday, Beethoven! Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the WSO. His Seventh Symphony is one of his most celebrated works, both energetic and dramatic. And, hear two living, female rock stars in action, back-to-back! First, Pulitzer-prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s haunting Entr’acte, a gorgeous work for strings based on a string quartet by Haydn. Then, violinist SooBeen Lee makes her debut with the WSO in Mendelssohn’s indelible Violin Concerto, a piece filled with heart and virtuosity. Buy Tickets
04/24/20 Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies with the Wheeling Symphony, conductor John Devlin, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and four leading vocalists. Every new generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King or Frozen. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the “Yo ho” of Pirates of the Caribbean. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all. Buy Tickets
05/15/20 90th Finale – A Musical Celebration Wheeling, WV The Capitol Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $19.50 – $70. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 304.232.6191. Address: 1015 Main Street. Experience the very best of history’s most beloved composers as the WSO presents seminal works by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and Ravel. Our season finale will start with the heraldic and bombastic Festive Overture by our Music Director’s favorite composer, Dimitri Shostakovich. Next, Maxim Lando will be featured on the piano in the monumental Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky. Finally, you will experience Ravel’s transporting Suite no. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe, a shimmering portrait of young love that ends in overwhelming fashion—a perfect end to our year. Buy Tickets

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About The Symphony: The Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc. serves community residents by providing excellent orchestral programs that entertain, educate and enhance the quality of life.

Support The Symphony: Ours is the smallest city in America to support a symphony of this size and caliber. But costs associated with operating a symphony are as extraordinary as the benefits it provides.

Directions & Parking

The symphony performs at Wheeling's Capitol Theatre, at 1015 Main Street:

Plenty of parking is available in the 10th Street parking garage a block away from the theater.