The West Virginia Symphony has announced their next season!
Guest artists include pianists Orli Shaham and Jon Nakamatsu, violinists Corey Cerovsek and Ilya Kaler, and mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock. (I’ve got to get on the phone and start doing interviews!)
The music includes some great big symphonic works, including music by Dvorak, Bruckner, Berlioz, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms, and concluding with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Ode to Joy.”
There’s also some new music, with “3 Machines” by Marc Mellits. Other concerts open with overtures by Franz von Suppe and Richard Wagner, and the ever-lovely Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The pops series includes West Virginian Broadway star Mark McVey.
You can read all about it, over on the WV Symphony’s website. And of course, Jim and I will keep you to date with interviews and other info about the music, right here on Classically Speaking.