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Wheeling Symphony Announces New Season


The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is bidding farewell to the 2014-2015 season by performing a series of masterpieces by great composers, both old and new, during their concert on May 15th, 2015 8:00 PM at the Capitol Theater in Wheeling

This concert features Arvo Pärt’s La Sindone–a deep, mysterious, and emotional journey describing the Shroud of Turin. Pianist Norman Krieger will join the Orchestra to perform the energetic 3rd Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff. Then, they’ll finish by shifting the spotlight to the orchestra members in Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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The Wheeling Symphony also recently announced their upcoming 2015-16 season. This series of concerts features classics like Stravinsky’s Firebird, Sibelius’s 7th Symphony, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique as part of a French Festival. However, they are also premiering a co-commission of a piano concerto by American composer, Kenneth Fuchs. This will be a return for Fuchs who wrote Forever Free for the WSO for West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial. 

A brief overview of the WSO's 2015-16 season with excerpts of upcoming pieces.

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