Business & Merchant
- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 July 2018 02:01
The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The Washington Symphony Orchestra as the member spotlight for this month.
|WSO Musical Director Dr. Yugo Sava Ikack|
The Washington Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2002 by Dave Owens, a Marianna resident. Owens, a music director, had a vision for an exceptional orchestra that would be supported by the greater Washington community and in return enhance the quality of life in the Washington County area. The Orchestra’s first rehearsal in 2002 was attended by twenty-four musicians but soon grew to a full symphony of 50 musicians. The musicians perform pop, classical and light classical music at the orchestra’s concerts. The WSO’s performances take place at the Trinity High School which provides a state-of-the-art concert hall experience in a more intimate setting. Local public and privately schooled music students are always welcome free of charge. The WSO also encourages and educates young musicians through an annual Young Artist Competition, which awards and outstanding area high-school music student. In addition, the WSO also participates with several local educational institutions in their annual side-by-side concert, in which local high-school students play alongside Orchestra member for a true concert experience.
Dr. Yugo Sava Ikack has been the Orchestra’s music director since 2005. The WSO is a leader in the performing arts with two thirds of the orchestra being made up of volunteers. Each year the WSO has four regular seasonal performances and 2 special free summer appearances. To find out more information about the Washington Symphony Orchestra and their performances please log onto www.washsym.org or call 724-223-9796. The WSO performs at Trinity High School.