Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert Set Sunday Afternoon
WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra announces its annual fall concert, featuring both the Sinfonietta and the Philharmonic orchestras. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Sinfonietta, composed of middle school aged students, is led by Triadelphia Middle School strings teacher, Rayce Leib, and will perform arrangements by Leib of George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer,” Dr. Seuss’s “Welcome Christmas” and an original work by Leib “Concerto for Violin and Cello.”
“We are looking forward to a well-rounded program,” Leib said. “The kids have been working hard and are excited to share their talent with you.”
Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Ben Podolski, looks forward to delivering three challenging but entertaining selections for their first concert of the 2019-2020 season. They will open with the overture from Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time. Featured next will be “Suite from Hamilton.” The suite, arranged by Jerry Brubaker, includes six of the most beautiful and exciting songs from the multi-award winning Broadway show. The group will close the concert with the perennial holiday favorite “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.
“They hope you will appreciate their continued progress as you attend their concert on Dec. 8,” Podolski said.
The concert is free, but donations are appreciated to help the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra continue its tradition of providing a tuition-free opportunity for its members and to enable them to perform free concerts to the public each year.
For more information about the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra, please visit wheelingsymphony.com.