WV Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Musical Sweets & Treats’ performance will feature popular ‘Pay What You Wish’ ticket promotion

By RealWV Staff,

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is giving music lovers an early Valentine’s Day gift with their presentation of “Musical Sweets & Treats” on January 20, at Charleston’s Clay Center. 

The evening’s performance marks the return of the orchestra’s “Pay What You Wish” promotion, making it an excellent program for families or new symphony-fans to attend. “Pay What You Wish” allows concert-goers to choose the amount they are comfortable paying for any available seat at the Clay Center. The promotion is available by visiting the Clay Center box office in person, or by calling 304-561-3570. Tickets purchased online are excluded from the “Pay What You Wish” promotion, and will be processed at standard concert pricing. 

“‘Musical Sweets & Treats’ features an eclectic program, including a piece from contemporary composer Jessica Hunt. Resonance/Rush/Ride invokes the head-over-heels euphoric delight of falling in love with orchestral music.”

The evening’s program will include:

  • Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
  • Astor Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneon, featuring Polish Astral Artist Iwo Jedynecki, accordion
  • Jessica Hunt: Resonance/Rush/Ride
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D Major

“This is a terrific program which exemplifies the breadth of music we play at the WVSO,” said Music Director Maurice Cohn. “The opening and closing pieces are classic works by well-known composers Brahms and Haydn. In between these two pieces are less familiar but equally thrilling works—a contemporary piece by Jessica Hunt that is something of a love letter to orchestral music, celebrating all the miraculous sounds this ensemble can make, and a concerto by Astor Piazzolla for which we are very pleased to feature Iwo Jedynecki. It is a rare treat to see an accordion onstage with an orchestra, and we are very excited to share this piece with you!” 

The Jan. 20 performance of “Musical Sweets & Treats” marks the first performance of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in 2024. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit wvsymphony.org

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting classical and pops concerts annually throughout the Mountain State. Currently in its 85th season, the WVSO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.


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