Outstanding string musicians from high schools in West Virginia and surrounding states are taking part in West Virginia Universitys annual High School Honor Orchestra Jan. 22-24.

The students will present a concert at the WVU Creative Arts Center at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Directed by WVU Symphony Orchestra Conductor Lawrence Christianson, the concert is free and open to the public.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are nominated by music teachers and band directors at their schools in West Virginia and surrounding states to attend WVU High School Honor Orchestra. During two days at WVU , they attend rehearsals and clinics with WVU string faculty members, perform with the WVU Symphony Orchestra wind section players, and attend concerts.

For more information, contact the WVU Division of Music at (304) 293-4841 ext. 3196.