WVSO to Perform on Campus on April 27

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) is taking its spring symphonic concert on the road to Fairmont State University on April 27.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Colebank Hall at FSU and is made possible through generous support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, National Endowment for the Arts, Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, Daywood Foundation, First Energy Foundation and Herscher Foundation.

Ticket prices are: reserved seating $30, general admission $20 and student tickets $5. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the FSU box office on the 4th floor of Wallman Hall, by calling (304) 367-4240 or at Colebank Hall the night of the performance beginning at 6 p.m. 

Under the direction of Maestro Grant Cooper, the WVSO will perform Ravel’s “Ma mère l'Oye” (Mother Goose Suite), which is Ravel’s musical depiction of some of the most beloved fairy tales, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tom Thumb.” The music will take a light-hearted turn with Stravinsky’s suite from the ballet “Pulcinella,” which was inspired by music attributed to 18th century Italian composer Giovanni Pergolesi. The concert will conclude with Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36 in C major ‘Linz,’” a charming symphony that Mozart wrote in four days while staying in the city of Linz, halfway between his birthplace of Salzburg and Vienna.

“We are proud to once again bring great music to Mountain State communities,” said WVSO President Joe Tackett. “The WSVO truly is West Virginia’s state orchestra.”

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 78th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.