West Virginia Symphony presents “Handpicked: A Season of Firsts”

ALL-AMERICAN OPENING NIGHT Bernstein: Candide Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F with Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano Copland: Symphony No. 3

Outdoor Classical Music Concert

The Friends of Music will present the fifth and final concert of their current season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Shepherdstown, WV. This will be a special outdoor concert, held under a tent with chairs on the front lawn of Shepherd University's Popodicon mansion on Shepherd Grade Road. The concert will feature the Two Rivers Brass Quintet playing a variety of spirited works appropriate for an early-summer day. The program will be as follows: • Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) — A Western Fanfare • Anonymous — Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder (c. 1684) • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) — Selections from West Side Story, arr. by Jack Gale • John Cheetham (b. 1939) — Scherzo • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) — Contrapunctus IX from "The Art of Fugue," arr. by John Glasel • Victor Ewald (1860-1935) — Quintet No. 1 Admission will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before June 11). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. Some parking will be available on the Popodicon grounds but concertgoers will mainly be encouraged to park in the southernmost end of Shepherd University's "H" parking lot, which is located directly behind Popodicon, off University Drive on the West Campus. From there, they can either walk a short distance to the mansion or take a shuttle bus that Friends of Music will provide. In the weather is adverse that afternoon, the concert will be moved indoors to the Shepherd University Wellness Center nearby. Watch the Friends of Music website and Facebook page for updates. For more information, contact the Friends office at 304-876-5765 or The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the Eastern Panhandle. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to

A Night for Three: Chamber Music for Violin-Cello-Piano Trio

3 world-renowned classical musicians here together from Boston, Bramwell, and South America. Call (276) 326-4248 for more information.

WVSO Capitol Conference Center Symphonic Series

WVSO welcomes Springfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Rhodes. The program includes Massenet The Last Sleep of the Virgin; Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Viktor Valkov, piano of Astral Artists; and Liszt Faust Symphony.

Steel Away

Steel Away is the main full band performance group from CB Studios in Morgantown, WV. The all-female group was formed in 2007 as a class learning how to play steel drums. The group is currently made up of 10 women, ranging in age from 25 to 70, directed by Chanler Bailey. It includes three leads, two double seconds, two guitar/cello, one tenor bass, and two bass. Steel Away performs various musical styles including traditional Island, classic and pop rock, Latin, jazz and classical musics

Images of Debussy – Concert and Commentary by Kevin von der Heydt

A concert featuring the piano music: Images I & II Pour le Piano Arabesques. Doors open at 2:30pm. Concert begins at 3pm. Regular Admission: $20; Students: $10. Tickets available in advance online at or at the door (cash or check only at the door please).

Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra–Pushing the Season

The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra will continue its current season with a concert in Shepherdstown on March 12. The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will feature two iconic works: Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring Suite" and Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." It will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct. The violin soloist for Four Seasons will be Quing Li, the Baltimore Symphony's Principal Second Violin and a frequent soloist with that orchestra. Born in China, she studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She currently performs on a Neopolitan instrument made by Nicolo Gagliano in 1736.