2019-2020 PERFORMANCES

TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

For 35 years, two- time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not.

HEADLINER SPONSOR: CARNEGIE HALL GUILD

USAF HERITAGE BRASS BAND

Special  Performance

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage, Heritage Brass presents programs that are both exhilarating and intimate.

This a FREE performance, but you still need to make reservations.

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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Mainstage  Performance

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

Boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I (HRR) moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock, and choir, thus founding the “Hofmusikkapelle” (Chapel Imperial), and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck,  . . .

HEADLINER SPONSOR: GINA MCCLURE

WEST VIRGINIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME CONCERT

Special  Performance

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

To be announced.

THE SECOND CITY

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version. We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world. We’ve also taken improv  . . .

HEADLINER SPONSOR: CARNEGIE HALL FOUNDATION

WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

On September 19, 1939, 55 musicians gathered for their first rehearsal as the Charleston Civic Orchestra. Under the direction of William R. Wiant, their first concert was given at Charleston ‘s Municipal Auditorium on November 14, 1939 . During Wiant’s years as conductor, the orchestra gave its first children’s concerts, pops concerts, and first . . .

HEADLINER SPONSOR: IN MEMORY OF JEANNE G. LAWSON W. HAMILTON, JR.

CRYS MATTHEWS

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August 2017, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn . . . 

HEADLINER SPONSOR: TBA

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONESTARS

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.

HEADLINER SPONSOR: SARAH AND JIM UMBERGER

BARBARA NISSMAN

Special  Performance

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Hailed as the “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein,” Barbara Nissman continues the grand bravura tradition of romantic pianism.

DANU

Mainstage  Performance

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020  5:00 P.M. 

Danú is a traditional Irish band that was founded in 1995. Now established as one of Ireland's most important ensembles, Danú have gathered many awards and critical acclaim. Danú members hail from counties Waterford, Dublin, Kerry and Donegal. The group have a strong ethos of loyalty to the tradition from which their music comes and . . .

EUGENE AND ANNIE JEFFUS

WVU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Special  Performance

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Please welcome the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra as they provide a community concert the night before participating in 2019's Link Up program!

VERONICA SWIFT TRIO

Mainstage  Performance

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

At age 25, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she . . .

HEADLINER SPONSOR: TBA

Photo by Lukas Beck