80th Season Spectacular
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

80th Season Spectacular

Ferdinand Herold: Zampa Overture (from first season)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring Orion Weiss, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Lawrence Loh, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

"When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power—and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that...” - The Washington Post

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

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Violin or Fiddle?
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Violin or Fiddle?

Brahms: Nanie with WV Symphony Chorus

Torke: Sky (Bluegrass Concerto) featuring Tessa Lark, violin

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6


Melisse Brunet, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin

Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky.

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Sounds of the Season
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds of the Season

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music and fellowship as the WVSO celebrates the Sounds of the Season under the direction of Guest Conductor, Michelle Merrill.

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A Night at the Oscars
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

A Night at the Oscars

Walk the red carpet as the WVSO plays Academy-Award winning music, including works by John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch and more.

Featuring favorite music from blockbuster movies like Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, West Side Story, Sound of Music, ET, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Schindler’s List and more Lawrence Loh, conductor

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A European Tour
May
3
3:00 PM15:00

A European Tour

Dvorak: Finale from Symphony No. 9 with a side by side with the WV Youth Symphony

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto featuring Timothy Chooi, violin

Pärt: Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten

E. Elgar: Enigma Variations


Lawrence Loh, conductor
Timothy Chooi, violin

Canadian violinist, Timothy Chooi is the First Prize Winner of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. He most recently also won the 1st Prize of the Schadt Violin Competition in the United States of America. He had already made a name for himself as an awarded of numerous prizes, among them the Michael Hill Violin Competition in New Zealand, Montreal Symphony ManuLife Competition, and this summer, the ‘Prix Yves Paternot’ of the Verbier Festival Academy as ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician,’ earning him his debut as a solo artist in the upcoming season at the Vebier Festival. Chooi has performed worldwide with renowned orchestras, among them the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the NDR Philharmonie.

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