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Dr. Hazo W. Carter, Jr. President, West Virginia State University

Grant Cooper Artistic Director & Conductor, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Kate McCoy Director of Marketing and Client Relations Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso

GRANT + 2 on cover

Darcy Izard Bassoon

September 16 & 17, 2011

Mahler 1: Titan

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor Domenico Codispoti, piano Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major

October 21 & 22, 2011

Beethoven’s Fifth

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

All Symphonic concerts are at 8 p.m. at the Clay Center.

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor Dimitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major Julie Albers, cello

November 11 & 12, 2011

RACH 3 & Sorcerer’s Apprentice Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor John Kimura Parker, piano Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Igor Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

January 27 & 28, 2012

Roman Festivals

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn Joseph Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion Lisa Pegher, percussion Ottorino Respighi: Feste Romane (Roman Festivals)

March 2 & 3, 2012

NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World) Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

May 4 & 5, 2012

Tchaikovsky 4

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor George Gershwin: Concerto in F Katie Mahan, piano

Preludes With Grant Cooper A conversation on the evening’s music

Join us for “Preludes,” pre-concert conversations with Maestro Grant Cooper, beginning at 7 p.m. prior to each symphonic concert performance, FREE to all concert-goers! All Symphonic concerts are at 8 p.m. at the Clay Center. Artists, repertoire and performance locations are subject to change.

A community or a society without music is like a great feast of food without seasoning. ~Sam Uppala, Wine Consultant, The Liquor Company

Charleston is absolutely my second home, and its streets and people are as dear to me as any place on earth. ~ Lindsey Goodman, principal flute

December 9 & 10, 2011

Home for the Holidays Hear your favorite holiday music complete with the special touches and unique arrangements only Maestro Cooper

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and the WVSO can provide. Always a favorite, Home for the Holidays is an unforgettable celebration of the season. Tickets sell out fast for this annual favorite!

February 10 & 11, 2012

Symphony Idol Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favorite West Virginia talent as they compete to become the next Symphony Idol. This music competition is a WV favorite!

March 16 & 17, 2012

WVSO Presents Pam Tillis Join the WVSO with Country Music Superstar and Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Pam Tillis, for a night of country hits, the Symphony and some surprises!

April 13 & 14, 2012

The Music of Queen With songs like We Will Rock You, Somebody to Love and Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen remains one of the greatest mega-bands of all time. Join the WVSO with Jeans ‘n Classics’ Michael Shotton as they perform your favorite Queen songs!

All Pops concerts are at 8 p.m. at the Clay Center. Artists, repertoire and performance locations are subject to change.

Music, among other art forms, inspires expression, creativity, and discussion.� ~ Daren Fuster, viola

Charleston would not be great if it did not have arts programs‌WVSO is the key to those arts programs. John Ruddick, General Manager, Verizon

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Haunted Orchestra with Dan Kamin Don’t miss this spooky sensation as Dan Kamin, Maestro Cooper and the Orchestra take your family on a tour through the music that goes bump in the night. Freaky fun for everyone!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fascinating Rhythms BANG! BAM! THONK! Your family will love this explosive concert featuring

All Family concerts are at 11 a.m. at the Clay Center. Pre-concert activities begin at 10 a.m. in the Grand Lobby.

the always entertaining Lisa Pegher and the WVSO’s percussion section.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Celebrating Seuss! One Horn, Two Horn, Red Horn, Blue Violin? Join the WVSO for some Cat in the Hatastic fun as it celebrates the great Dr. Seuss through music. Artists, repertoire and performance locations are subject to change.

The Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra proudly present

Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Come see The Nutcracker the way Tchaikovsky intended – With a Full Live Orchestra! This often imitated but never duplicated holiday tradition is sure to excite both the children in your life, and those just young at heart!

February 19, 2012

October 9, 2011

English Garden

Heart and Soul

January 8, 2012

April 29, 2012

To Russia with Love

Old Vienna

All concerts to be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Erma Byrd Gallery on the University of Charleston campus.

…only music can provide the vehicle to experience a broad range of feelings and emotions that cannot otherwise be evoked by words alone. ~ Eric R. Waller, Senior Council, Patriot Coal Services LLC

Music is an important part of our heritage, bridging the traditions of the past and present in our society. ~Marsha Palmer, principal horn

By mail:

Complete the order form and return it with your payment to: WVSO, attn: Season Ticket Orders PO Box 2292, Charleston,

By phone:

Call the box office at 304-561-3570.

By fax:

Simply fax the order form to 304-561-3598.

WV 25328

In person:

Visit the Clay Center’s Robert & Lena Shell Customer Care Center Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket Returns

If you are unable to attend a concert, we urge you to return your tickets to us so that they can be made available to another patron. We will mail you a tax-deductible contribution receipt for tickets returned by noon on the performance date. We call tickets returned in this way “angel tickets” because they allow someone to attend the Symphony who might not otherwise have the chance. So be an angel, and if you realize you will not be able to use your tickets for a given concert, return the tickets in person or by mail (WVSO, attn: Angel Tickets, PO Box 2292, Charleston, WV 25328).

Ticket Exchanges

You may exchange tickets for Symphonic and Pops series performances from Friday to Saturday or Saturday to Friday on a concert-by-concert basis. Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the concert for which you have tickets.

For more information on the WVSO and its programs, visit

~ Adam Krason, Principal, ZMM Architects & Engineers

~ Judy Wellington, President, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences






First Balcony





Symphonic/Pops seating


area A area B area C area D area E










Second Balcony



First Balcony

area A area B area C area D



Orchestra Level



The Nutcracker seating

Grand Series

(10 concerts – Symphonic and Pops) Area A Area B Area C Area C student

$450 $370 $230 $115

Area D Area D (student) Area E Area E (student

$162 $80 $100 $44

50% Education discount on grand series only - educators are eligible for this discount

Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series

ZMM Pops Series

Area A Area B Area C Area C student Area D Area D student Area E Area E student

Area A Area B Area C Area C student Area D Area D student Area E Area E student

(6 concerts)

$320 $254 $154 $72 $105 $50 $60 $30

(4 concerts)

$215 $172 $110 $48 $75 $30 $40 $20

Symphony on the go Six Voucher Package $240

Four Voucher Package $185

*Eligible for best available seating. May be used for 2011-2012 Symphonic Series and Pops Series performances only. (Does not include non-series events such as The Nutcracker.)

Montclaire Series

City National Bank Family Discovery Series

Adults Student

Adults Child

$25 $14

Area C Area C Child Area D Area D Child

$26 $14 $20 $10

(4 concerts)

The Nutcracker Area A Area A Child Area B Area B Child

$40 $20

$50 $30 $40 $20

(3 concerts)

For more information on the WVSO, visit

September 16 & 17 Mahler 1: Titan

January 27 & 28 Roman Festivals

October 21 & 22 Beethoven’s Fifth

March 2 & 3 New World Symphony

November 11 & 12 RACH 3

December 9 & 10 Home for the Holidays February 10 & 11 Symphony Idol

May 4 & 5 Tchaikovsky 4

March 16 & 17 Pam Tillis April 13 & 14 The Music of Queen

October 22 “The Haunted Orchestra” with Dan Kamin January 28 Fascinating Rhythms March 17 Celebrating Seuss!

October 9 English Garden

February 19 Heart and Soul

January 8 To Russia with Love

April 29 Old Vienna

December 16 & 17 The Nutcracker with the Charleston Ballet

“Symphonic music allows us to enter a world that is as beautiful as it is profound, as compelling as it is thought provoking. The magic of a WVSO concert is that it allows you to choose, along an infinite scale of possibilities, how you wish to let the music affect you: from pure entertainment to a deeply spiritual experience.” ~Grant Cooper, Artistic Director & Conductor

We’ve been taking our kids to the Family Discovery Series concerts since they were born and being able to give them cultural experiences like this is incredibly important to me as a parent. ~ Emily Bennington Director of Marketing & Development (West Virginia), Dixon Hughes PLLC

The WVSO strives to give West Virginians something they can be proud of. We are a reflection of the amazing state in which we live. ~ David S. Gross, President, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The WVSO is both a source of pride and an engine for economic development. ~ Senator Dan Foster

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Gregory A. Burton President & CEO BrickStreet Insurance

Klif Hodgkin Bassoon

WVSO 2011-2012 Season Brochure  

WVSO 2011-2012 Season Brochure

WVSO 2011-2012 Season Brochure  

WVSO 2011-2012 Season Brochure