The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Tang, will present a special concert at the Creative Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

The entire program will be devoted toSymphony No. 5by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). This is the first of Mahlers great instrumental symphonies, and it remains the most popular.

Tang is spending the 2004-2005 season as acting director of orchestral activities at WVU , as well as with the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is also acting assistant conductor of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. A conductor of wide-ranging abilities, he most recently held positions with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. He holds degrees in choral conducting and philosophy from Yale University and a degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan.

For concert tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW.