West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg to perform
PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Sunday with a performance of Double Treble at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 304-485-4200 or online at wvsop.org.
Music Director Lawrence Loh will lead the orchestra through a night of music, with special guest features on two of the three pieces to be performed.
Following the side-by-side, guest artists and twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton will join the symphony to perform Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major. The Naughton sisters are graduates of Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize.
Prior to Sunday’s concert, the twins will present a free lecture at 2 p.m. at Blennerhassett School.
Senior citizens in Wood or Washington counties are eligible for a $5 ticket by calling 304-485-4200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mention code AP19 to reserve a $5 ticket. The offer is limited to 40 patrons. This offer for senior citizens is made possible by the Marie Ausenheimer Fund for the Arts, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Artsbridge.
The WVSOP has also announced its 2019-2020 slate of shows with the theme of celebrating the orchestra’s 80th year. The upcoming season will include:
* Oct. 20: “80th Season Spectacular” with Lawrence Loh as conductor and pianist Orion Weiss as guest artist
* Nov. 17: “Violin or Fiddle” with Melisse Brunet as conductor and violinist Tessa Lark
* Dec. 8: “Sounds of the Season” with Michelle Merrill as guest conductor
* Feb. 9, 2020: “A Night at the Oscars” with Lawrence Loh as conductor
* May 3, 2020: “A European Tour” with Lawrence Loh as conductor and violinist Timothy Chooi as guest artist.