2019-2020 PERFORMANCES

TERRANCE SIMIEN AND THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

USAF HERITAGE BRASS BAND

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

Special  Performance

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

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

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

Mainstage  Performance

WEST VIRGINIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME CONCERT

To be announced.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

Special  Performance

THE SECOND CITY

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

CRYS MATTHEWS

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONESTARS

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

BARBARA NISSMAN

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.

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

Special  Performance

DANU

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020  5:00 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

WVU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Special  Performance

VERONICA SWIFT TRIO

At age 23, 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

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020  7:30 P.M. 

Mainstage  Performance

Photo by Lukas Beck