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River Cities Symphony plans more virtual events

MARIETTA — Concert halls and other live venues may be closed due to the pandemic, but the River Cities Symphony remains dedicated to its mission to provide symphonic music experiences for the Mid-Ohio Valley.

With the support of the Marietta Community Foundation and several corporate sponsors, the symphony will host free Facebook Live events starting this month and into August. A mix of local and national musicians, playing in solos and trios, will demonstrate high-level musicianship with an audience interaction through question and answer sessions.

For additional information, go to www.rcso.info or Facebook under River Cities Symphony Orchestra.

The schedule is:

∫ 3 p.m. Sunday, Orchestral Trio starring Christina Bouey. Bouey returns for a trio performance with Seth Grosshandler on piano and Michael Sinicropi on trumpet. The program will include Bach’s “Chaconne,” special educational content, a live Q&A and more.

∫ 3 p.m. June 21, Cello Trio starring Steven Doane. Doane returns with his style of play to the symphony, teaming with Rosemary Elliott and Benjamin Doane. The performance will include educational material and a live Q&A with the artists.

∫ 3 p.m. July 5, Bernard and Andrea Digregorio, violinists. Half of the West Virginia University Montclaire String Quartet, the Digregorios will bring an educational focus to chamber music.

∫ 3 p.m. Aug. 2, Violin Solo starring Ian Jesse. Jesse, the River Cities concertmaster, will perform and share thoughts on his craft, including the and engage in question and answer session.

∫ 3 p.m. Aug. 16, “Flights of Fancy”with Lindsey Goodman. Goodman returns as River Cities soloist with an innovative electroacoustic flute recital. Her session, including works by River Cities-featured composers Matt Jackfert and Randall Woolf, promises to have listeners questioning colors, caffiene and their own internal monologue. A live Q&A will follow the performance.

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