Symphony of Ideas Returns!

Sep 22, 2014

Symphony of Ideas: SEPTEMBER 25 at 12:15pm & OCTOBER 2 at 8pm. 2 hours.

Symphony of Ideas, a collaboration between WV Public Radio and the WV Symphony Orchestra returns this Thursday with a brand new program with many West Virginia connections.

SOI is both an in-depth discussion of the music presented, followed by a live performance by the WVSO. Jim Lange hosts and Maestro Grant Cooper brings his vast knowledge and experience to the discussion. Lange says, "Grant is not only brings his incredible musical knowledge, but he is a very cogent, compelling speaker. The New Zealand accent doesn't hurt either."

WVPB's own Matthew Jackfert joins the conversation and talks about the journey bringing his piece, On the Shores of Qingdao, to the WVSO and the inspiration behind the music.

Maestro Grant Cooper.
Credit Jim Lange

The WVSO celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, Maestro Grant Cooper chose three distinct works to highlight the orchestra.

Works discussed and heard:

Modarelli: River Saga

Jackfert: On the Shores of Qingdao

Karl Orff: Carmina Burana