West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Perform at West Virginia State University Sept. 22

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
Sept. 12, 2016
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Perform at West Virginia State University Sept. 22

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will kick off its statewide fall tour with a show at West Virginia State University (WVSU) on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the school’s Davis Fine Arts Building.

The performance is free and open to the public.

“The on-campus concert of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is a highlight of the fall performance calendar each year at WVSU,” said Dr. Scott Woodard, WVSU’s director of bands and instrumental music. “Because of our unique partnership with the WVSO, State students, faculty and staff are afforded the opportunity to see and hear this world-class ensemble of musicians, which serves to strengthen the cultural aspect of the liberal arts education provided at our University.”

During the concert in Institute, the Symphony will perform “Appalachian Autumn,” and “A Song of Longing, Though” by WVSO Artistic Director and Conductor Grant Cooper. In addition, the Symphony will also perform Faure’s “Pelleas et Melisande” and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta.”

While tickets are free, they must be reserved in advance by calling the WVSU College of Arts and Humanities at (304) 766-3196. Tickets can then be picked up at the box office in the Davis Fine Arts Building beginning at 6 p.m. the evening of the concert.

The performance on the WVSU campus in Institute will be the first stop in a five city statewide fall tour that will also see the WVSO performing in Princeton, Glenville, Elkins and Fairmont.

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. For more information, visit www.wvsymphony.org.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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