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1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301https://www.theclaycenter.org/event/wv-youth-symphony-performance-quartet-presents-romantic-period-music-from-van-goghs-era/
Sunday, January 23, 2022
WV Youth Symphony Performance Quartet Presents Romantic Period Music from Van Gogh’s Era
The West Virginia Youth Symphony Performance Quartet will perform music from Van Gogh’s life in the Juliet Art Museum as a musical accompaniment to the current Van Gogh For All exhibition. Access to this performance is included with admission to the Clay Center, $9 for adults and $7.50 for students and seniors. Members and children two and under are free.
About the Romantic Period of Music:
The Romantic period started around 1830 and ended around 1900, as compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive. Expansive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs took inspiration from art and literature.
About the West Virginia Youth Symphony:
The West Virginia Youth Symphony originated in 1949 when the Charleston Woman’s Club organized the Kanawha Valley Youth Orchestra. It has operated continuously since then, becoming incorporated in 1968 as the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra and changing its name in 1991 to the West Virginia Youth Symphony. While the name has changed, the goal has remained the same – to provide opportunities for young people to perform in an orchestra setting.
Each year, about 125 young musicians participate, making it both the largest and the oldest youth orchestra in the state. Students come from as far away as Ohio to rehearse weekly in Charleston. Ages range from 7 to 20, and students from 36 public and private schools, plus college and home-school, are making music together each week. For more information about the WVYS visit their website here.
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