The Wheeling Symphony will be celebrating the Lincoln Bicentennial this week with a concert and a free roundtable discussion called “Lincoln, West Virginia History, and the Civil War.”
Wheeling Symphony Music Director Andre Raphel Smith talked about the upcoming events and the importance of Lincoln for our state, country, and him personally. We also discussed the music for the upcoming concert and his interest in American classical music.
Interview with Andre Raphel Smith
Baritone Gregg Baker
The concert is Friday night and the program includes music by Copland, Dvorak, and John Adams. The free event is Thursday, May 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m at West Virginia Independence Hall.
Maestro Smith will moderate a discussion between historian Dr. David Javersak & Dr. John Mattox of the Underground Railroad Museum. Baritone Gregg Baker, who is the featured soloist for the Friday night concert, will also give a short performance on Thursday afternoon.