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2/22: Symphony Orchestra Concert

WVU Symphony Orchestra

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Creative Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 22.

The program will feature selections from the original Star Wars scores by John Williams, including the opening title sequence and Leia’s Theme.

“Our audience will love hearing the Star Wars music, played live by our fine orchestra,” said Mitchell Arnold, director of orchestral activities. “This is amazing music, captivating and expertly composed by John Williams; even by itself, with no film, it is gripping.”

Also featured is Aaron Copland’s complete Appalachian Spring ballet score along with WVU professor Andrew Kohn’s own orchestration of the “Koussevitsky” Concerto for Contrabass by Russian composer Reinhold Glière.

“Rarely is Aaron Copland’s music for the ballet Appalachian Spring heard in its entirety,” said Arnold. “There is one scene in particular – Copland referred to it as “Fear in the Night” – that will surprise those who know and love the suite.”

Tickets for WVU students are free with IDs. For ticket information call 304-293-SHOW or visit For more information on WVUSO, visit