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Wheeling Symphony Season Calendar, 2013-2014
Sept.27-Masterworks I: Czech Music and Hochman Playing Brahms
Hailed by the New York TImes as "a gifted, fast-rising artist," pianist Benjamin Hochman returns to play the crowning accomplishment of Brahms' younger years, Piano Concerto No.1. This concert begins with Smetana's rousing overture and ends with the cheerful folk melodies of Dvorak.
Oct. 11-Pops 1: Cirque de la Symphonie
The amazing aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie return with new amazing feats and breathtaking favorites all choreographed to classical and contemporary musical gems.
Nov.8- Masterworks II: Verdi Bicentennial Celebration and Ana Vidovic, Guitar Virtuoso
The orchestra celebrates the Verdi Bicentennial with opera overtures including the much-loved La Traviata. Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic will play the virtuosic Concerto No.1, inspired by film music, written by one of the 20th Century's great guitar composers. The concert finale is Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, Symphony No.6.
Feb.21: Pops II: Rhapsody 'n Brew
A night of Gershwin featuring Wheeling native and rising star Nathan Strasser, piano, and vocalese by resident artists of the Pittsburgh Opera. Summertime. Rhapsody in Blue. An American in Paris and more! Join us for a pre-concert beer tasting!
March 14-Masterworks III: Vivaldi's Seasons and Classical Gems
Wheeling Symphony soloists highlight this program with concertmaster Rachel Stegeman in virtuosic performance of Vivaldi's Winter and John Winkler, principal trumpet, playing Haydn's masterpiece for trumpet. The concert begins with the deeply moving Prayer for the Innocents and ends with Mozart's Linz Symphony, one of his best written in only four days!
April 25-Pops III: Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA
The iconic hits of the Swedish pop sensations of the 1970s with vocals by Katalin Kiss, Andrea Koziol, Stephanie Martin and Lis Soderberg of Jeans 'n Classics. Dancing Queen. Mama Mia. Take a Chance on Me and so many, many more! The fun, infectious, sensational Music of ABBA.
May 16-Masterworks IV: Festival of English Music and Tim Fain playing Prokofiev
Charismatic violinist Tim Fain, heard on the soundtrack of Black Swan, plays the demanding Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2. Our Festival of English music features the melodic, inspiring and well-known Enigma Variations in addition to lovely music by Britten and Delius.