High School String Honor Orchestra
February 22-24, 2018
Dr. Mitchell Arnold, Conductor
I am happy to announce the 2018 Honors String weekend taking
place February 22-24 here at the WVU School of Music. Many of you have already seen the information
on our WVU School of Music web page and registered. For those who haven’t, you
can find information and registration forms at the WVU School of music
webpage http://music.ccarts.wvu.edu. Click the link for the HS String Honor
Weekend on our home page.
The Honor orchestra will perform Star Wars: The Force Awakens Suite, by Williams, Dvoraks’s Slavonic Dance, Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams, and Stokowski’s arrangement of Sheep Shall Safely Graze. Additionally, each section will work with
members of our string faculty and perform a section soli. All the music is already posted! You may download and provide parts to your
The weekend begins with a performance by WVU’s nationally
recognized Symphony Orchestra. Featured
as soloist is our Professor of Bass, Andrew Kohn, performing the ‘Koussevitsky’ Concerto.
Also on the program are the complete ballet music to Aaron
Copland’s Appalachian Spring and a
suite of Bernard Herrmann’s fantastic music to the Hitchcock film North by Northwest.
The weekend culminates with the Honors String Orchestra on
Saturday concert that follows a day and half of rehearsals and sectional work
with my string faculty colleagues.
The deadline to register is 11 January.
If you have any questions about the event, please do not
hesitate to contact me at Mitchell.Arnold@mail.wvu.edu
or Jodie Lewis at Jodie.Lewis@mail.wvu.edu.
I look forward to seeing many of you again, to meeting those
of you coming for the first time, and most of all, working with your fine
Dr. Mitchell Arnold
Director of Orchestral Activities
West Virginia University