Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the final concert of its 2020-2021 chamber orchestra series, The Driehorst Family Foundation presents SoundBites Vol. II: Sunday Serenades. The event will be held at the Crispin Center Patio at Oglebay Park on May 23 with two performances: 1:30 brunch and 6:30 dinner. Each concert will feature a specialty cocktail and a three-course meal.
The final concert of the series is “Sunday Serenades” which will take place outdoors on the lovely Crispin Center Patio at Oglebay. The concert will begin with a movement from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and continue with Impressions, a suite for Chamber Orchestra by the Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad. Mozart’s Gran Partita will follow and provide the perfect musical complement for an afternoon in the park. The program will conclude with Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy, which is based upon a traditional Jewish prayer for peace. Jennifer Gerhard, WSO’s principal viola, will be the featured soloist on Lo Yisa Goy, and senior members of the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra will be joining the ensemble in a side-by-side performance.
“We hope you will join us for the final concert of what has been an incredibly memorable season for the Wheeling Symphony,” says Music Director John Devlin. “This performance will be special in many ways – our orchestra will be performing live for the first time in more than a year, we will be nestled in a lovely outdoor setting and we will be incorporating some of our youth orchestra members into our performance.” Devlin also noted, “This program continues the WSO’s emphasis on living American composers and includes works by Stacy Garrop and Clarice Assad.”
Patrons will be treated to the following menu curated by the culinary staff at Oglebay. Brunch includes a strawberry basil bruschetta appetizer and deconstructed bahn minh of roasted chicken and vegetables. Dinner includes spring onion and goat cheese tart appetizer and an entrée featuring a deconstructed beef wellington. Both brunch and dinner will feature a dessert station garden party, plus a signature cordial to end the concert.
SoundBites concert series is presented by The Driehorst Family Foundation and is generously supported by Musician Takeover concert sponsors: Lou and Charlotte Khourey, A Friend of the Symphony and The Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation.
Tickets to SoundBites: Sunday Serenades are $45 for brunch and $85 for dinner. In addition to the concert, cocktail, and meal, patrons will have access to a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 304-232-6191, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the box office, located at 1025 Main Street, Suite 811, Wheeling, WV 26003.
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) celebrates more than 90 years of providing outstanding orchestral music to the residents of Wheeling, WV and the Greater Ohio Valley. From subscription concerts and holiday events to chamber music performances and educational programs, the WSO provides world-class musical experiences under the baton of Music Director John Devlin. Wheeling continues to be the smallest city in the United States to support a symphony of this size and caliber.