May 4, 2010
West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling will continue its new “Concerts in the Court” series on Wednesday, May 12, with a performance by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) Stringed Quintet from 7 - 8 p.m. The historic courtroom will echo with the sounds of instrumental music during the evening concert. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.
The WSO Stringed Quintet will present an arrangement of music that will include light classical, Broadway, opera and pops pieces. The musicians also will explain each piece and take questions from the audience.
The concert is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
For more information about the “Concerts in the Court” series, the WSO Stringed Quintet’s performance, or other programs at West Virginia Independence Hall, contact Travis Henline, site manager, at (304) 238-1300.
West Virginia Independence Hall, originally built as a federal custom house in 1859, served as the home of the pro-Union state conventions of Virginia during the spring and summer of 1861 and as the capitol of loyal Virginia from June 1861 to June 1863. It also was the site of the first constitutional convention for West Virginia. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988, the museum is maintained and operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, with the cooperation and assistance of the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with the exception of major holidays. The museum is located on the corner of 16th and Market Streets in Wheeling.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.