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Bus ride available to final WVSO performance

April 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) is offering a bus ride to take Tri-State residents to visit Charleston on Saturday, May 4, where residents and visitors can watch the final symphonic concert by WVSO for the 2018-19 season.

The bus ride costs $40 and includes transportation to and from the Clay Center in Charleston, an en-route concert talk by a member of the WVSO family, a pre-concert reception and a ticket to the “Double Treble” concert led by WVSO Music Director Lawrence Loh.

The WVSO will perform Shostakovich’s Festive Overture with the West Virginia Youth Symphony, Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Guest artists and twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton will join the Symphony on dueling pianos during the piece by Mozart.

The bus is scheduled to begin loading at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the 5th Street Park and Ride stop in Huntington and departs at 5:30. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m.

“We hope that by leaving the driving to us, music lovers can enjoy the transformational power of live orchestral

music without the headaches of getting to Charleston and back home on their own,” Tackett said. “This is the second year in a row that we’ve been able to fill a bus full of patrons, and we hope to continue this successful venture every year moving forward.”

The WVSO is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 79th 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.

Package reservations can be made by calling Marketing Director Amanda McDonald at 304.957.9880 or by email at amcdonald@wvsymphony.org