Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Includes Film Music, Pop Hits and Classical Favorites at Annual Fall Concert

November 8, 2018 6:34 pm
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(Wheeling, WV) Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) announces its annual fall concert, featuring both the Sinfonietta and the Philharmonic orchestras. The performance will be held Monday, November 26 at 7:00 pm at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, WV.  This concert is free and open to the public.

The Sinfonietta, composed of middle school aged students, is co-led by both the band and string teachers from Triadelphia Middle School in Wheeling and will perform an eclectic range of music. “We are working hard and learning to blend our two worlds, band and strings, to create something symphonic,” says Rayce Leib, co-conductor of the Sinfonietta. “The kids are playing a wide array of repertoire including film music from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jurassic Park, and Britney Spears’ pop hit “Toxic.”

The Philharmonic orchestra, which features area high school students, will play Alexander Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, The Entrance of the Queen of Sheba by George Fredrick Handel, and Richard Meyer’s Ghosts of Brandenburg. “The symphonic poem that Borodin wrote has become a universal and timeless concert favorite,” says Ben Podolski, conductor of the Philharmonic. “The music is crammed full of great tunes. Handel’s string sinfonia selection from The Entrance of the Queen of Sheba was notably performed at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Featured will be the addition of flute and oboe as the WSYO expands its scope to include fine young wind players. Finally, Meyer’s Ghosts of Brandenburg is a tour de force that demonstrates the young players’ increasing skill and musicality. The WSYO invites you and your family and friends to join them for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening that celebrates hopeful youth and adventurous music-making.

The concert is free, but donations are appreciated to help the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra continue its tradition of providing a tuition-free opportunity for its members and to enable them to perform free concerts to the public each year.  For more information about the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra, please visit wheelingsymphony.com.

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