WV Symphony presents: A Percussive Surprise

Program: Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Richard Danielpour: “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet Lawrence Loh, conductor Lisa Pegher, percussion Lisa Pegher is known for pioneering percussion as a solo instrument within the orchestral realm and beyond. New York City’s "The Glass" once described her as “More than just a drummer—an alchemist of time, sound, and space, crafting visceral landscapes that penetrate the earsand mind.” Pegher will perform Richard Danielpour’s “The Wounded Healer” Percussion Concerto, which he wrote especially for her, with the WVSO in November.

The West Virginia Hitchers

The original “Hitchers” was very guitar-centric with pedal steel and percussion layered on top. The new “WV Hitchers” is a more authentic Folk-Americana sound, relying on the powerful songwriting and smooth vocals of Maria that melds with the strength of the lead guitar position, now occupied by Chuck on his pedal steel. Dan and Creed fill out the mix with Dan’s subtle and steady percussion as well as Creed’s tastefully rich bass lines. Tickets $5, kids 6 and under get in free.

Ayreheart @ St. Peter the Fisherman Church

Performing with two lutes, vocals, colascione and percussion, the quartet Ayreheart continues our presentation of early music. Ayreheart was founded by GRAMMY nominated lutenist and composer Ronn McFarlane and plays the music of Renaissance composers John Dowland, William Byrd, and John Johnson as well as old ballad tunes from England, Scotland and Wales. The Washington Times said “…some of the most ravishing lute playing to be heard anywhere”.