Ilana DavidsonThe orchestra celebrates the 50th birthday year of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon by performing her dynamic Concerto for Orchestra.

American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight to Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate. The Pines of Rome features off-stage trumpets and a large orchestra as a finale to this concert.

André Raphel, conductor

Ilana Davidson, soprano

Rossini: Il Signor Bruschino

Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate KV 165 – Ms. Davidson

Respighi: Pini di Roma

Sponsored by Dick and Rosalie Dlesk & Family and WTOV9

This is a College Concert Series performance presented by Wheeling Jesuit University.

Higdon Residency Sponsors: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, Judge and Mrs. Frederick P. Stamp Jr. and Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy.

Jennifer Higdon Residency Week Events

Wednesday, March 6

9:00 10:00 am         Master Class with Matt Harder’s composition students @ West Liberty University, West Liberty, West Virginia

4:30 – 6:00 pm        Master Class with John Beall’s composition students @West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Thursday, March 7

9:00 – 10:00 am       Live webinar Q & A with high school students of Theory and /or Composition @ West Liberty University television station, West Liberty, West Virginia

11:30 – 1:00 pm      Higdon, The Composer: At the Intersection of Art and the Community,  Town Hall style public meeting with Composer Jennifer Higdon; Maestro André Raphel, and performance by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra percussion section @ the Capitol Theatre, Wheeling, West Virginia.  Light lunch to follow. Public invited by calling 1.304.232.6191.                                      

Friday, March 8

7:00 -7:30 pm          Concert Talk with Composer, Jennifer Higdon;  Maestro André Raphel; and Peter Holloway, discussion leader  @ Capitol Theatre Ballroom, Wheeling, West Virginia 

 8:00 pm             Wheeling Symphony Orchestra concert at the Capitol Theatre


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