The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present two matinee performances at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Friday, Nov. 16, as part of its Young People’s Concert Series.

The concerts, which begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., will last one hour each and will be held in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

The program will feature “Boyz in the Wood,” a composition by the orchestra’s Maestro Grant Cooper. This is a special piece that re-casts the traditional tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” into a musical story with Little Red Riding Hood as a coloratura soprano and the wolf as a rap artist.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. The Symphony’s home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, W.Va.

All tickets for the Young People’s Concerts at WVU are $4. They are available by contacting Betty King at the Clay Center by calling 304-561-3531 or emailing Educational materials are available at



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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