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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra kicks off season

By Staff | Nov 11, 2016

The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra will launch its new season on Nov. 19 with an all-Mozart concert in Shepherdstown. The concert, which is sponsored by Friends of Music, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, the overtures to the “Marriage of Figaro” and “Cosi Fan Tutte,” and arias from these and other Mozart operas.

The Orchestra’s Music Director, Jed Gaylin, will conduct. The featured artist will be Washington, D.C.-based soprano Jennifer Casey Cabot, who has sung in venues throughout the world, including the Boston Lyric Opera, Washington Opera, New York City Opera and many others.

Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person ($22.50 before Nov. 6). Memberships and tickets can be purchased on the Friends’ website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted.

The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. It was originally associated with Shepherd University but now operates on its own. It is governed by a board of directors made up of local-area citizens. The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber orchestra in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and one of only three in the state. It was established by the Friends of Music in 2007 and has been sustained by the Friends since its inception. Dr. Gaylin was named Music Director in 2012. He also serves as the Music Director of Baltimore’s Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Atlantic Symphony in New Jersey, and is an Artist in Residence at New Jersey’s Stockton University.

For more information contact the Friends at 304-876-5765 or info@friendswv.org.