Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Serenades Live Audiences in Chamber Orchestra Season Finale

May 13, 2021 2:26 pm
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(Wheeling, WV) Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the final concert of its 2020-2021 chamber orchestra series, The Driehorst Family Foundation presents SoundBites Vol. II: Sunday Serenades.   The event will be held at the Crispin Center Patio at Oglebay Park on May 23 with two performances: 1:30 brunch and 6:30 dinner. Each concert will feature a specialty cocktail and a three-course meal. 

The final concert of the series is “Sunday Serenades” which will take place outdoors on the lovely Crispin Center Patio at Oglebay.  The concert will begin with a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and continue with Impressions, a suite for Chamber Orchestra by the Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad.  Mozart’s Gran Partita will follow and provide the perfect musical complement for an afternoon in the park.  The program will conclude with Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy, which is based upon a traditional Jewish prayer for peace.  Jennifer Gerhard, WSO’s principal viola, will be the featured soloist on Lo Yisa Goy, and senior members of the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra will be joining the ensemble in a side-by-side performance.  

 “We hope you will join us for the final concert of what has been an incredibly memorable season for the Wheeling Symphony,” says Music Director John Devlin. “This performance will be special in many ways – our orchestra will be performing live for the first time in more than a year, we will be nestled in a lovely outdoor setting and we will be incorporating some of our youth orchestra members into our performance.”  Devlin also noted, “This program continues the WSO’s emphasis on living American composers and includes works by Stacy Garrop and Clarice Assad.” 

Patrons will be treated to the following menu curated by the culinary staff at Oglebay. Brunch includes a strawberry basil bruschetta appetizer and deconstructed bahn minh of roasted chicken and vegetables. Dinner includes spring onion & goat cheese tarte appetizer and an entrée featuring a deconstructed beef wellington. Both brunch and dinner will feature a dessert station garden party, plus a signature cordial to end the concert. 

For information about the safety protocols for attending these concerts, please visit http://www.wheelingsymphony.com/safety

SoundBites concert series is presented by The Driehorst Family Foundation and is generously supported by Musician Takeover concert sponsors: Lou & Charlotte Khourey, A Friend of the Symphony andThe Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation.

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