On Monday, March 7, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet will perform at the Robert C. Byrd High School Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the community.
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) performed last July in Clarksburg for the first time in three years. However, the concert had to be called off midway though the performance due to a severe storm. The majority of the audience who attended the concert sat through the storm to hear the performance.
As a show of gratitude, WSO Executive Director Bruce Wheeler promised to have ensemble groups perform community concerts. “After all the effort that Phil Wyatt and the Cultural Foundation put into having us return to Clarksburg, I felt very strongly about making sure the community heard the Wheeling Symphony before another year passed. We all wanted to show our thanks for the audience’s willingness to wait out the storm,” Wheeler said.
Music Director, Andre Raphel said, “The orchestra and I were so looking forward to the concert at the Clarksburg Amphitheater last summer, and appreciated those who braved the rain. We hope these concerts by chamber ensembles from the Wheeling Symphony will function as a musical gift to the community for their support.”
The Brass Quintet features Wheeling Symphony Orchestra members John Winkler, Principal Trumpet; Aaron Plourde, Second Trumpet; Stacie Mickens, Principal Horn; Sebastian Vera, Acting Principal Trombone and Gary Adams, Principal Tuba.
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s String Quintet will also perform a free concert for the community on May 24.
The event has been made possible by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and The Cultural Foundation of Harrison County, with funding provided by the Barbara B. Highland Fund for the Arts.