Wheeling Symphony plans small-group performances in fall 2020, with food and drink

Posted on: August 12, 2020

“The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra plans to present a trio of in-person chamber music performances this fall, with small, socially distanced groups of musicians, three-course meals and specialty cocktails,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Tuesday’s (8/11) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Performances are set for Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 in the Oglebay Wilson Lodge Glessner Ballroom in Wheeling, W.Va., roughly an hour and a half from Downtown Pittsburgh. Seating will be limited and socially distanced. The orchestra’s music director, John Devlin, is no stranger to pairing music and food: He founded the Gourmet Symphony in Washington, D.C., prior to taking the post in Wheeling in 2019. This fall’s series, WesBanco presents SoundBites, is the product of a partnership with chef Thomas Raymond of Oglebay. Hors d’oeuvres will be served before each performance. The Wheeling Symphony has not yet announced plans for its traditional subscription series.”