The Morgantown Community Orchestra, conducted by Taylor Giorgio and made up of students in West Virginia University’s Community Music Program and Morgantown-area musicians, will perform a spring concert at the Creative Arts Center, Sunday, May 4.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre and is free and open to the public.
The program will include: “Mississippi Suite” by Ferde Grof�; “Prelude from 49th Parallel” by Ralph Vaughan Williams; “Thunder and Lightning Polka” by Johann Strauss II; “Hungarian Dances No. 3 and 6” by Johannes Brahms; and “Russian Sailor’s Dance” by Reinhold Gli�re.
Taylor Giorgio is a senior music education and violin performance double major at WVU. She studies violin with Mikylah Myers McTeer, and is a member of the WVU Symphony Orchestra, where she has performed as principal second violin and assistant concertmaster. Giorgio is a private violin instructor through WVU’s Community Music Program and has 10 violin students. In January 2014, she accepted the position as director of the Morgantown Community Orchestra. Giorgio is a WVU Young Artist Competition winner and has performed at prestigious music festivals, including Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, N.C., and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vt. She is a graduate of Capital High School, in Charleston, W.Va., where she was the concertmaster of the orchestra and the salutatorian of her graduating class. In 2009, Giorgio won the Andrew and Amy Vaughn Student Fellowship with the West Virginia Symphony, and performed as a soloist with the orchestra in Charleston. She began playing the violin at age 10 after finding her great-grandfather’s violin in the attic. She is attending WVU on full academic scholarship.
The Morgantown Community Orchestra has existed since the late 1970s under various names. Just recently, the name was changed from the Community Arts Orchestra to the Morgantown Community Orchestra.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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