River Cities Symphony Orchestra to premiere new work

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s hometown River Cities Symphony Orchestra is premiering a new work by noted local composer and WV Public Radio host, Matt Jackfert, as part of its 2017 Choral Concert.

The Choral Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta.

Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and may be purchased online at peoplesbanktheatre.com, by phone at 740-371-5152 or at the ticket office.

Jackfert’s “The Thrice Holy” was adopted from an Eastern Orthodox Church choral service, and is being formed for the first time as an orchestral work.

“Many people say that my choral work sounds like orchestral writing, so I’m interested in seeing how this choral piece will translate to the string orchestra during this premiere,” said Jackfert. “I’m excited to hear River Cities bring this piece to life and to see how they do it.”

Jackfert is the radio host of All Things Considered on West Virginia Public Broadcasting,

He wrote, recorded and produced two well-known themes for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and has composed symphonic works, film scores, and media music.

The symphony will also feature Gordon Jacob’s “Fantasia on Alleluia,” Beethoven’s “Fourth” and, in partnership with Marietta College’s Concert Choir under Dr Jay Dougherty, Brahm’s “Schicksalslied.”

Corporate concert sponsors are Peoples Bank, and Marietta College’s Music Department. For additional information call 304-485-7068.