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WVSO offers ‘Percussive Surprise’ shows

November 15, 2018

Courtesy of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Lisa Pegher, percussion soloist will be performing with the orchestra on Nov. 17-18.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents its second concert of the Elliot Foundation Symphonic Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Charleston and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Parkersburg.

Music director Lawrence Loh will lead the symphony through Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture” and Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet.”

The show will feature Lisa Pegher, a much sought-after percussion soloist, performing Richard Danielpour’s “The Wounded Healer.”

Pegher commissioned the percussion concerto from Danielpour in 2016, which features nine different percussion instruments: the Amplified Chimes, Tibetan Singing Bowls, the Glockenspiel and several others.

Tickets for the Clay Center concert start at $12 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling the Clay Center at 304-561-3570.

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