The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra will make their first appearance ever at Lewisburg’s historic Carnegie Hall on April 17.
WVUSO is comprised of WVU students studying a variety of majors in the university’s 14 colleges and schools. The ensemble will perform pieces by Antonín Dvořák, Frederick Delius and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Auditorium. Tickets are only five dollars and available for purchase at www.carnegiehallwv.com.
“We are thrilled to be invited by Carnegie Hall to present these concerts,” said Mitchell Arnold, WVU director of orchestral studies. “To perform for the citizens of the Lewisburg area allows us share our music in southern West Virginia.”
The following day, WVUSO will perform in two Link Up concerts, a program of Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall in New York City, which pairs orchestras across the country with students in grades 3–5 to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum.
More than 500 students from Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties will participate in the Link Up concert where they will sing and play harp, recorder or violin with the WVU orchestra from their seats.
“The WVU Symphony Orchestra is engaging in the best example of arts collaboration,” said Keith Jackson, Philip J. Faini / Falbo Family Dean of WVU’s College of Creative Arts. “They are presenting the best in orchestral repertoire to the people of southern West Virginia. As one of the leading arts institutions in the state, I am glad we are able to take part in this important initiative.”