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Symphony Orchestra

Student performing in symphony orchestra

Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Lyell B. Clay Theatre

School of Music | Ticketed Event

The WVU Symphony Orchestra opens its season with four thrilling orchestral works. As part of a salute to Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth, WVUSO will perform the overture West Side Story, Bernstein’s updated telling of the Romeo and Juliet story. A natural pairing with the West Side Story Overture is Tchaikovsky’s deeply moving and passionate Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture celebrates man’s striving for liberty and tolerance, and Liszt’s Les Preludes celebrates man’s ability to overcome life’s greatest challenges.

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