Celebrate America with the symphony

What has become a long-standing summer tradition is set to return to Weirton this Sunday with the annual performance of the Wheeling Symphony.

The symphony, under the direction of conductor Roger Kalia, will take the stage at the Weirton Event Center at 8 a.m. Sunday. This will be the 27th year the Wheeling Symphony will perform in Weirton, and we encourage residents to check out this year’s performance, which was made possible through the efforts of the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Guest artists joining the symphony this year are Tim O’Brien, Jan Fabricius, Molly O’Brien and Rich Moore.

It will be the first of four performances set to take place in West Virginia in celebration of the Independence Day holiday, with the symphony performing a variety of classical, popular and Americana tunes.

We offer our thanks to the Wheeling Symphony, the CVB and the local sponsors for once again making this great community event possible.

The symphony’s performance will be followed by Weirton’s holiday fireworks display, to be launched near Municipal Plaza and visible throughout much of the city’s downtown. It caps off a weekend of activities, including the city’s Independence Day parade, the Striplight Theatre Co. art festival and a performance by Beatlemania Magic on Saturday.