The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 8, 2013

West Virginia Symphony opens its 2013-14 season

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO), celebrating its 75th anniversary, opens its 2013-2014 Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series with Tchaikovsky V Sept. 20-21.

This concert features Jolyon Pegis on cello and Maria Schleuning on violin. Both featured artists are members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Grant Cooper and the orchestra will perform Wagner’s “Prelude to Die Meistersinger”; Rozsa’s “Sinfonia Concertante, for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 29”; and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.”

Performances commence at 8 p.m. in the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia. Prior to the performance, Maestro Cooper hosts Preludes, a conversation on the evening’s music, at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $24 for adults and $12 for students and children and are available through the Clay Center Box Office, 304-561-3570. Tickets also may be ordered online at   

Maestro Cooper, artistic director and conductor of the WVSO will conduct these Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series concerts, which are sponsored in part by BrickStreet Insurance and Alpha Associates Inc. Preludes is sponsored in part by Clayman & Associates. V100 is the official media partner. Smith Company Motor Cars is the exclusive auto sponsor.