John and Camille

Why Wheeling: John and Camille Devlin

According to The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “the arts and culture sector contributes $1.5 billion to West Virginia’s economy, representing 3.5% of the state’s GDP—a larger share than other industrie...

2020 Vision: Wheeling Leaders Looking Ahead

Weelunk doesn’t have a crystal ball to foresee how Wheeling’s future will unfold in 2020, but today’s post is the next best thing. Leaders from all over the city and county share their top goals for the coming ...

Surprise Symphony (and a Conundrum or Two)

No, it’s not Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (popularly known as the Surprise Symphony). It’s what the Wheeling Symphony is delivering this season. Surprises. And exceptional music-making, of course. Driscoll M...
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Annual Holiday Spectacular Symphony on Ice Returns

Join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra along with champion professional skaters, the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Figure Skating clubs, local middle and high school choirs, and surprise guests to welcome the sounds of...
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Homegrown Players Bloom at the Symphony

"It is all very aerospace.” That’s how Robert Driscoll describes designing and creating a machine called a gouger that makes oboe reeds, which is, in turn, made by an even bigger machine, a Haas CNC milling ...

Aretha’s Songs ‘Never Grow Old’

Committed to bringing some of the greatest American music to the stage in Wheeling, Music Director John Devlin opens the 90th season of the Wheeling Symphony with a tribute to the Queen of Soul on Friday, Sept....

Symphony on Ice — A Gift of Holiday Warmth

How can a place as cold as ice make you feel all hot-cocoa, blazing-fire, cozy-blanket, favorite-sweater warm? Maybe it’s those adorable little ones making their way out onto that big ice rink so early in th...

Recipe for a ‘Capitol’ Holiday

Take six parts theatrical spectacle, add a dash of distinctive cuisine, fold in a trip to one of many unhidden gems — and what do you have? All the ingredients for a delectable visit to Wheeling. Treat this ...

An Evening of Music From the Imperial City

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will present A Night in Vienna, conducted by music director finalist Andrés Franco, featuring guest artist Alexi Kenney, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at The Capitol Theatre. Th...

In the Key of Nate

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sprinkled throughout this story are pieces composed by Nate Strasser when he was in kindergarten through second grade. The full album, "Nate at Eight," can be found at the end of the story. Na...

Don’t Let All This Fun Hop on By!

It's time to Face the Music, run a 5K, sip & shop, sip some tea, sip some wine, hear an “American Idol” finalist … or just wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver some chocolate. Sip & Shop Nothing t...

East Meets West, Music Meets Storytelling

Music and storytelling — simply put — the foundation of humanities that extends beyond cultural barriers and told many different ways. The Wheeling Symphony will present a free festival celebration that examine...