2017-2018 College Concert Series

Wheeling Symphony Announces 2017-2018 College Concert Series

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra College Concert Series is now in its eighth season.

The College Concert Series, conceived by Maestro André Raphel, provides tickets at no cost to four Wheeling Symphony concerts for college students throughout the Ohio Valley. Additionally, faculty and staff of these schools receive the same concert tickets at a 50% reduced rate.

“The College Series was originally conceived of as an audience development initiative,” Raphel said. “The goal is to eliminate the barriers, specifically financial that surround attending concerts and create a unique social experience for students.”

The colleges and universities which are part of the 2017-2018 College Series are: Belmont College, Bethany College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio University Eastern, Washington & Jefferson College, West Liberty University, West Virginia Business College, West Virginia Northern Community College, West Virginia University, and Wheeling Jesuit University.

Free concerts for college students include:

  • RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES: Thursday, October 12, 2017– 7:30pm
  • BACH DOUBLE AND MOZART: Thursday, November 9, 2017– 7:30pm
  • EAST MEETS WEST: Friday, March 16, 2018 – 7:30pm
  • RESPIGHI’S PINES: Friday, May 18, 2018 – 7:30pm

$15 concerts for college students include:

  • OPENING NIGHT: BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY: Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 7:30 pm
  • BACK TO BACK: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL: Friday, February 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm
  • APPALACHIAN RHAPSODY: Friday, April 13, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.


Students, faculty and staff only need to present their college/university ID at the Capitol Theatre Box Office the night of the performance to receive their tickets.

For more information, call the Wheeling Symphony Box Office at 304-232-6191. Groups of students are welcome.