Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Explores European Music and Food with Chamber Orchestra Concert
(Wheeling, WV) Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the second fall concert of its chamber orchestra series, WesBanco presents SoundBites: European Expedition, conducted by John Devlin. The concerts will be at Oglebay Wilson Lodge Glessner Ballroom on October 11 with two performances: 1:30 brunch and 6:30 dinner. Each concert will feature a specialty cocktail and a three course meal. Concerts will be limited in seating with social distancing rules in place.
The WSO flies over the Atlantic for our “European Expedition” to explore a series of arrangements by the British composer Iain Farrington. Farrington has spent years arranging masterpieces by other composers into versions that are playable by smaller orchestras of approximately 15 members. We will present favorites by composers such as Mozart, Grieg, Brahms, Debussy, and Humperdinck. Join us for an unforgettable tour of Europe.
“After the incredible experience for our orchestra and our audience at our debut concert for the SoundBites series, I am delighted that the second version is close upon us,” says Music Director John Devlin. “The WSO will share some of my favorite European masterworks, with well-known favorites by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and many others. Plus, the menu that Chef Thomas Raymond has designed complements the music in enticing ways, with cuisines from Norway, Germany and France. This concert will truly engage all five senses as once!”
Patrons will be treated to the following menu curated by Chef Raymond from Oglebay.
Brunch includes a bagel & lox appetizer, an entrée of hazelnut waffles with blackberry cream and German sausage, and a featured pote de crème dessert. Dinner includes a smoked salmon bruschetta with caviar garnish appetizer, an entrée of beef roulade, herb spaetzli and braised brussels sprouts, plus a featured pote de crème dessert. Both menus include a specialty cocktail to start the evening.
For information about the safety protocols for attending these concerts, please visit http://www.wheelingsymphony.com/safety.
Prior to each concert, subscribers can opt into our SoundBites Plus program which entitles patrons access to an Amuse-Bouche reception, sponsored by Jeremy and Jane McCamic. Patrons will have the chance to talk to Maestro John Devlin and get the dish before the concert begins.
SoundBites concert series is presented by WesBanco and is generously supported by European Expedition concert sponsors: Jonathan & Jessica Bedway.