West Virginia’s Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces 2022-23 season

Posted on: June 15, 2022

“The next season of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will start with a visit from a classical music legend and include auditory trips to both Hogwart’s and Jurassic Park,” states an unsigned article in Monday’s (6/13) Herald-Star (Steubenville, OH). “The orchestra has announced the lineup for its 2022-23 season, with the theme of ‘American Stories.’ The season will include a six-concert subscription series at the symphony’s Capitol Theatre home, a pair of ‘SoundBites’ concerts at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and a number of community favorites such as the Celebrate America July 4th Tour, Music Under the Stars and Symphony on Ice. The season begins Sept. 29 with an Opening Night Gala and Concert featuring world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma … The night’s performance will include a special project commissioned by the symphony and Music Director John Devlin for the occasion: a collaboration with Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon and American composer Evan Meier…. Says Devlin, ‘The resulting piece, ‘Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox and Rhyme,’ examines the way that the United States has served as a point of musical intersection for different cultures.’ ” The article contains full details of the Wheeling Symphony’s coming season.