West Virginia Symphony coming to Glenville

The West Virginia Orchestra will be playing at Glenville State College on September 28 in the auditorium at the Fine Arts Building. The orchestra will be playing the classical works of Ludwig Von Beethoven.

The West Virginia Orchestra, conducted by Grant Cooper, will play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 as well as Beethoven’s Violin Concerto as a part of their tour around the state of West Virginia in order to promote the arts within the state. The orchestra includes strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion in both symphonies with violin soloist, Michael Ludwig. Professor Lloyd Bone of the music department, who spoke highly of the orchestra, said “The Violin Concerto is one of the great concertos. I have never heard of the soloist but what I have read is very impressive.”

The orchestra is currently touring the state with an itinerary that includes Morgantown and Davis and Elkins College. Bone said, “We are very fortunate to have them here and are very appreciative of them coming here.” Not only will the group be performing in Glenville but they also will be giving master classes to the music majors on Friday morning. “That is very gracious of them because concert day is a very busy day for the performers and they could very easily have decided to do something else that afternoon but they are getting down here early to help our music majors, so we appreciate that.”

Admission for this event is $10 for adults and $5 for student.GSC students will get in
free only with a valid student ID card.


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