Wheeling Symphony’s 2022-23 season: beatbox concerto, Kirkland Snider’s “Mass for the Endangered,” music by Brahms, Foley, Negrón, Stravinsky

Posted on: June 28, 2022

West Virginia’s Wheeling Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2022-23 season, which will begin on September 29 with a commissioned world premiere, Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox co-created by composer Evan Meier and hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, who also be featured during the performance. Music Director John Devlin will lead the opening-night program, which also will include Mason Bates’s Mothership, Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, and John Williams’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. Other composers during the season will include Clarice Assad, Samuel Barber, Giovanni Bottesini, Lili Boulanger, Johannes Brahms, Xavier Foley, Franz Liszt, Emilie Mayer, Angélica Negrón, Daniel Perttu, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Igor Stravinsky. In October, the orchestra will perform with Pittsburgh-based chorus Voces Solis in Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered and John Corigliano’s Fern Hill.