Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Holds Fall Concert Tonight


The Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) will present its fall concert at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wheeling.

The WSYO provides training to young musicians from the tristate area with educational opportunities with professional musicians and two annual concert performances. The WSYO is comprised of two ensembles. The Sinfonietta is made up of mostly middle school students from Triadelphia Middle School, The Linsly School, Sherrard Middle School, Bridgeport High School, Bridge Street Middle School, Wheeling Park High School, Warwood Middle School, St. Mary’s Central School, and several homeschooled students. Conducted by Rayce Leib, they will perform “La Rejouissance” by George Frederick Handel, an excerpt from “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius with select winds, and a composition by Mr. Leib using “Darth Vader’s Theme” by John Williams coupled with Ozzy Ozbourne’s “Crazy Train.”

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The Philharmonic’s musicians are students from eighth grade through college level. Participating students represent St. Mary’s Central School, Shadyside High School, Wheeling Park High School, Buckeye Local High School, John Marshall High School, The Linsly School, Oak Glen High School, Indian Creek High School, Madonna High School, West Virginia Northern Community College, West Liberty University, as well as homeschooled students. Dr. Matthew Inkster conducts the Philharmonic, which will perform “Symphony No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak.

The concert is free and open to the public.