A fun-filled evening of music is in store for concert-goers Sunday (Dec. 9) at West Virginia University.
The Community Arts Orchestra at WVU will perform its annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre at the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus. The orchestra is an ensemble made up of students in WVU s Community Music Program and area musicians.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Conducted by John Ashton, the program will includeKarelia Overture, Op. 10by Jean Sibelius;Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16by Edvard Grieg;In the Steppes of Central Asiaby Alexander Borodin; andSymphony in C Majorby Georges Bizet.
Guest soloist will be pianist John Morrison, an alumnus of both the WVU Division of Music and the Community Music Program. He has bachelors degrees in piano performance and French from WVU and a masters in piano performance. While completing his graduate work,
Morrison served as concertmaster of the Community Arts Orchestra for two years. He is currently on the music faculty at Fairmont State University where he maintains an active piano and violin studio for all ages, accompanies the Collegiate Singers and student recitals and instructs string pedagogy.
In addition, Morrison is an active freelance piano accompanist, violinist, violist and organist in the Morgantown area, and he teaches in the Community Music Program. He is a member of the Seneca String Quartet and staff organist at Suncrest United Methodist Church.
For more information about the winter concert, call 304-293-4841 ext. 3168.