In Monday’s (4/5) State Journal (West Virginia), D.K. Wright reports, “The Ohio Valley always embraces a symphony concert, but this one is expected to be particularly special. The National Symphony Orchestra is [based in] the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night it will take the stage of Wheeling’s historic Capitol Theatre. And the community—not the National Symphony—will receive the proceeds. ‘The net profits will be plowed back into the theater,’ says Denny Magruder, executive director of the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority. ‘There are some minimal expenses that have to be paid, but the orchestra itself is not taking a dime. This is part of their outreach, and we’re really pretty lucky because they choose one state per year.’ The National Symphony Orchestra kicks off a week of activities in West Virginia with its Wheeling visit. During the day Tuesday, symphony members will reportedly conduct some masterworks classes at West Liberty University.”

Posted April 6, 2010