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WSO Performs World Premiere Of West Virginia Fanfare-Overture

Posted on: May 28, 2013

The Wheeling Symphony will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the state of West Virginia with a June 20 concert that will include the world premiere of Forever Free, Fanfare-Overture for West Virginia by composer Kenneth Fuchs. The concert also will feature performances by three of West Virginia’s own: mandolin superstar Johnny Staats, Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea… View Article

Benjamin Hochman Plays Brahms, Sept. 27

Posted on: May 17, 2013

Pianist Benjamin Hochman, hailed by the New York Times as “a gifted, fast-rising artist,” returns to play the crowning accomplishment of Brahms younger years, Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert begins with Smetana’s rousing The Bartered Bride Overture and ends with the cheeful folk melodies of Dvorak’s Symphony N0. 8.

Take Your Seat For An Exciting 2013-2014 Season

Posted on: May 6, 2013

The Wheeling Symphony and Music Director André Raphel invite you to Take Your Seat to the orchestra’s 2013-2014 Season, which includes seven incredible season concerts, three free outdoor events and the world premiere of a fanfare-overture to celebrate West Virginia’s sesquicentennial. “The 2013-14 Season features great music from the traditional repertoire that represents various countries… View Article

Music Under the Stars, Sept. 2-3

Posted on: August 7, 2012

Tonight’s (Sept. 2) Music Under the Stars, the annual free outdoor concert, has been moved due to rain to the Capitol Theatre. The concert with trumpeter Rodney Mack begins at 7:30 p.m. Janet Sparks’ Suzuki violin students perform at 6:20 p.m. The free concert also will be performed at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in… View Article

Celebrating America July Tour

Posted on: June 22, 2012

Dazzling West Virginia bluegrass and Americana mandolin player Johnny Staats joins Conductor André Raphel and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra in three days of free July orchestras to celebrate America! The Celebrating America tour starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, at beautiful Canaan Valley State Park in Davis, and continues at 7:30 p.m. on… View Article