ATHENS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center at Concord College on Saturday, September 23rd, at 7:30 p.m.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been playing since 1939 and has grown more than tenfold since its inception. It is one of the country’s foremost classical orchestras. Under the direction of Conductor, Thomas Conlin, the West Virginia Symphony has performed locally, as well as in Europe. The New York Times calls Conlin’s leadership and the orchestra’s performance “brilliant.”
The orchestra has performed most of the major choral-orchestral repertoire with recent performances including: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Borodin’s Polyvetsian Dances, Britten’s War Requiem, Debussy’s Sirenes, Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony, and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. This season, the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Requiem and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.
For further information please call Dr. Jim Lile at 1-304-384-5259. Tickets are: adults $5.00, seniors $4.00, and non-Concord students $2.00. Admission is free for Concord College faculty, staff and students.
Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.
Shelley George and Jatin Atre, students in Concord College’s Communication Arts Department, wrote this press release.