We here at the Wheeling Symphony are always challenging ourselves to rethink the traditional concert format. Here we’ll share some of our favorite projects that, in one or another, push the boundaries of what comes to mind when someone says “classical music.”

The world premiere of “Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox and Rhyme,” composed by Evan Meier with beats and lyrics by Christylez Bacon. Conducted by John Gennaro Devlin and performed for the WSO Opening Night Celebration on September 29, 2022.

For our performance of “Coincident Dances” by Jessie Montgomery, we partnered with local dance studio Turn It Out Dance Academy to create an immersive dance-orchestral performance. Filmed by Wheeling Heritage.