Charleston Chamber Orchestra to Perform “Music for Halloween” October 15

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Oct. 10, 2019
Charleston Chamber Orchestra to Perform “Music for Halloween” October 15

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The Charleston Chamber Orchestra will be performing a special “Music for Halloween” concert Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the John W. Davis Fine Arts Center at West Virginia State University (WVSU).

The orchestra, which is comprised of WVSU students and faculty as well as members of the community, will be performing such works as “Phantom of the Opera,” “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” “Dances of Transylvania,” and “Night on the Bald Mountain.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

Those attending are invited to come in costume for a contest taking place during the concert’s intermission. An Apple iPad will be given to the winner of the best costume, as selected by the audience.

The orchestra formed in 2015 and their first concert was given at WVSU’s Fannin S. Belcher Theater in December 2015. Dr. Scott Woodard, WVSU associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, serves as conductor of the orchestra.

In the past year, the orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York for the Viennese Master’s Orchestra Invitational and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Capital Orchestra Festival in Washington, D.C.

The orchestra has been invited to perform in Vienna, Austria, at the “Beethoven 250” Festival in the summer of 2020.

For more information, contact Woodard at (304) 766-3190, (304) 550-7853 or

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