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WVSO to present Verdi’s Requiem in Morgantown

WVSO Verdi's Requiem

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues it’s 2017- 2018 Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series with Verdi’s Requiem November 10, 2017 in Morgantown. 

Guest conductor, Adam Flatt will lead the orchestra through Verdi’s great mass, written in memory of Italian poet, Alessandro Manzoni. Accompanying the WVSO will be four talented soloists: Eric Barry, tenor, Raquel Gonzales, soprano, Stacey Rishio, mezzo-soprano, and Wei Wu, bass.

“We are elated to be able to bring so many voices together to perform this choral masterpiece in Morgantown,” said Joe Tackett, WVSO President.

Rounding out the beautiful sounds from the Italian masterpiece will be voices from the West Virginia Symphony Chorus, along with choirs from West Virginia University, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, and the West Virginia Community Choir.

“By bringing the gift of the Verdi Requiem to Morgantown, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is proving their commitment to providing great classical music to our entire state. We are thrilled to continue our partnership by having the WVU Choirs participate with this landmark work,” said Keith Jackson, Interim Dean of the WVU College of Creative Arts.

The WVSO performance of Verdi’s Requiem begins at 7:30 p.m. on November 10 at Lyell B. Clay Theatre at the Creative Arts Center of WVU. Tickets can be purchased by visiting wvsymphony.org or by calling 304.293-SHOW(7469). All tickets are $25 and are general admission seating. Patrons with a West Virginia driver’s license get $10 off per ticket, and WVU students, faculty, and staff with ID receive free admission. Group pricing available for groups of 10 or more. 

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.