Glenville, WV - The Glenville State College Fine Arts Department is hosting a performance by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. This is one of four dates scheduled on the traveling tour for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director Grant Cooper. This will mark the first appearance at GSC by the WVSO in over a decade.

"We are looking forward to the very fine musical talents of the WVSO here at GSC.

This is a great opportunity for our students, the GSC campus, and the surrounding communities to enjoy this outstanding orchestra," said Lloyd Bone GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia's premier performing arts organization, presenting more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. Programs include Symphonic, ZMM Pops and City National Bank Family Concert Series, performances by the Montclaire String Quartet, collaborations with the Charleston Ballet and other WV Arts Organizations, and nationally award-winning education programs.

The Symphony's home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV.

Joining the orchestra for this performance is soloist Michael Ludwig. The program consists of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major (Op. 60) and Violin Concerto in D Major (Op. 61).

"The WVSO looks forward every season to performing throughout the state. By entering West Virginia communities outside our Charleston home, we hope to not only highlight the orchestra, but the many fantastic cultural resources in our host communities.

We are grateful for the enthusiasm of the sponsors, venues and local audiences that allow the WVSO to showcase the best that West Virginia has to offer. Our desire is to facilitate a state-wide appreciation of the arts, allowing the WVSO to serve its role as the orchestra for all West Virginians," said WVSO President David Gross.

The WVSO Statewide Touring Program is partially underwritten by the Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, the Daywood Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for this concert are $10 for adults, $5 for public school students, and free for GSC students. To order tickets please call 304-462-6340. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the GSC Fine Arts Department.

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