West Virginia Symphony’s 2021-22 season, final one with Music Director Lawrence Loh

Posted on: May 3, 2021

“After five seasons, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will be saying goodbye to music director Lawrence Loh at the end of next season,” writes Bill Lynch in Friday’s (4/30) Charleston Gazette-Mail (Charleston, WV). “The upcoming departure was announced in a release Thursday for the symphony’s 2021-22 season. The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra credited Loh with expanding its repertoire and programming music from contemporary and diverse composers. Loh will finish out his tenure with the upcoming season, ‘Embracing Harmony.’… The 2021-22 season v… kicks off Oct. 16 at the Clay Center with … guest cellist Sterling Elliott, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major. The symphony also will present Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade,’ and West Virginia composer Matt Jackfert’s ‘Social Dissonance.’… On Jan. 15 … members of the West Virginia Youth Symphony will join members of the orchestra for a side-by-side of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ Overture. The evening also will feature Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C Major, and guest Annie Wu will make her Charleston debut and perform Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto.” In addition to standard repertoire, the orchestra’s 2021-22 season will include music by Adolphus Hailstork, Reena Esmail, Joseph Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges), and Quinn Mason.