The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, based in Charleston, has announced that its 2015-16 season, the orchestra’s fifteenth under Music Director Grant Cooper, will open on September 19 at Charleston’s Capitol Conference Center with Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, featuring Julian Schwarz as soloist. Also planned in 2015-16 are Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Piano Concerto, with soloist William Wolfram; an all-Sibelius program; and the Brahms Requiem, for which the orchestra will be joined by choral ensembles from the WVSO and West Virginia University, West Virginia State University, and Fairmont State University. Three pops concerts will feature film music by John Williams, a program with the crossover trio Time for Three, and BBC Earth’s The Blue Planet. The orchestra will introduce $10 Tweet Seats as well as its first side-by-side concerts with musicians from the West Virginia Youth Symphony. The orchestra is expanding this season with a three-concert series at West Virginia University College of Creative Arts in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Posted September 9, 2015