West Virginia Symphony announces 75th anniversary season

Posted on: March 1, 2013

In Thursday’s (2/28) Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia), Monica Orosz writes, “The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a season that includes compositions by its own conductor and by a Charleston native, along with music of The Rolling Stones and concerts featuring guest artists from around the world. The 75th anniversary coincides with the state’s sesquicentennial and the 10th anniversary of the Clay Center, where the symphony makes its home. Symphony conductor Grant Cooper also said he’s facing a personal milestone—he turns 60 in December. … Cooper said the 2013-2014 season, which kicks off in September, comes together a little like a puzzle piece, with guest artists hired, repertoires selected and concerts scheduled. … He pointed out that the symphony’s major sponsors, including the Capitol Conference Center, ZMM Architects & Engineers and City National Bank, help keep ticket prices affordable for all and noted single adult tickets are as low as $10. … In October, Cooper’s own composition, ‘Appalachian Autumn’ will be paired with Aaron Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ and in May, the concert will include two compositions by Charleston native Matthew Jackfert, a West Virginia University graduate now studying at the University of Texas.”

Posted March 1, 2013