WVSO’s weekend performances will conclude 2018-19 season

May 3, 2019

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) wraps up the 2018-19 season on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, with performances of “Double Treble” in Charleston and Parkersburg.

Music Director Lawrence Loh will lead the orchestra through a night of music, with special guests featured on two of the three pieces.

In Charleston, the West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra will once again join the WVSO to perform Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture.” The side-by-side has become an annual fixture in the Symphony’s lineup.

“We always look forward to the side-by-side with the Youth Symphony,” said marketing director Amanda McDonald. “It’s so wonderful to see the kids sitting and learning alongside the professional musicians, and the opportunity to perform on the Clay Center stage can be life-changing!”

Following the side-by-side, guest artists and twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton will join the Symphony to perform Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major. The Naughton sisters are graduates of Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize.

Tickets for the Clay Center concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 4, start at $12 and are available at wvsymphony.org or by calling 304-561-3570.

Huntington residents interested in attending the concert can consider joining the Huntington bus trip on Saturday May 4.

The bus will begin loading at 5:15 p.m. at the 5th Street Park & Ride stop in Huntington and departs at 5:30. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; the performance at 7:30 p.m. Package reservations can be made by contacting McDonald at 304-957-9880 or by email at amcdonald@wvsymphony.org. Support for this special opportunity is provided by The Herald-Dispatch.

Tickets for the Parkersburg concert, which begins at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School on May 5, are $22 or $10 for students, and are available at wvsop.org or by calling 304-485-4200.