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Blue Mountain, BC to Host WV Symphony

Blue Mountain Performing Arts will present its first spring event of the 2013-2014 season with a concert by West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Bluefield High School.

Chris Shoemaker

March 20, 2014

West Virginia SymphonyThe West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.


West Virginia Symphony Conductor Grant Cooper.


Co-sponsored by Bluefield College and WVVA, the Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series is designed to foster and encourage local appreciation of music, the teaching of music, and the history of music by bringing a wide variety of quality fine arts programs to the community, like the April 5 West Virginia Symphony show.


Presenting more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State, the West Virginia Symphony is well known for its exciting, dramatic concerts. This year alone, the WVSO will perform 10 shows from its home, the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, West Virginia, in addition to its tour of West Virginia.


“The West Virginia Symphony is sure to provide an evening of entertainment that everyone will enjoy,” said Bluefield College music professor Bryant Moxley, president of Blue Mountain Performing Arts, about the upcoming show at Bluefield High School. “You will be glad you came after experiencing the brilliant sound only achieved by a full symphony orchestra.”


With a mission to “enrich the region through live orchestral music experiences of the highest artistic quality,” the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra began in September 1939 with 55 musicians as the Charleston Civic Orchestra. Today, nearly 100 musicians make up the WVSO that performs symphonic and pops concerts, opera and ballet shows, and children’s recitals that have been described as “first-rate music with plenty of poetry and power.”


Admission for the West Virginia Symphony at Bluefield High School will be $15 for adults and $10 for students at the door. Blue Mountain Performing Arts members will be admitted for free with their season pass, and Bluefield College students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free with a college ID.


Season tickets for the entire 2013-2014 series also will be available for purchase at the door. Season tickets include admission to not only performances that make up the Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series, but also concerts in the Bluefield College2013-2014 Performing Arts Series.


For more information about Blue Mountain Performing Arts or the WVSO concert, visit the BMPA web site, or contact Moxley by phone at 276-326-4248 or by email at .





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