Ravel piano concerto highlights Wooster Symphony Orchestra concert
For more information, contact: Jeff Lindberg, 330-263-2047
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, The Wooster Symphony Orchestra begins its season series Sunday, Nov. 15, 4:00 p.m. at the McGaw Chapel on the campus of The College of Wooster.
Music director Jeffrey Lindberg opens the concert with the Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, an opera by Otto Nicolai. Next on the program is the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, with soloist Weiwen Ma. A native of Shanghai, China Weiwen Ma began performing in her country’s most prestigious venues at an early age. She is the winner of numerous Chinese, American, and worldwide competitions and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor.
The Wooster Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert in the spring of 1916, under the baton of Dan Parmelee, a string teacher at the College’s music conservatory. Today, the WSO is one of country’s oldest college-community orchestras.
Tickets are $10 and are available at The Wooster Book Company, Buehler’s (Milltown and Towne Market), the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore on campus, and at the door of the concert. C.O.W. students, faculty, staff, and retirees may obtain complimentary tickets at the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore.