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Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30pm

Our season finale centers around the Wheeling Symphony’s exploration of the life and works of Dimitri Shostakovich, a project that began in May of 2022 during our “Festival of Ideas.” Wheeling will welcome the young pianist Maxim Lando for this season-ending week. Maxim will perform Franz Liszt’s Totentanz (Dance of Death) which is based on the famous Dies Irae motive, a musical symbol of death.

The WSO loves to celebrate living American composers and Dan Pertuu lives and works just under 100 miles away from the Capitol Theatre. We are thrilled to present his work, Phoenix, as its musical content represents rebirth and overcoming obstacles—a perfect symbol for the story within the Shostakovich symphony that follows.