March 10, 2014

Marjorie Cooke, General Manager
The West Virginia Youth Symphony
(304) 561-3542 or (304) 541-9657


The West Virginia Youth Symphony (WVYS) will hold its annual Chamber Concert on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church located at 1009 Virginia Street, East in Charleston.  Performances will be given by seven different Chamber Ensembles, and by a total of 23 student musicians between the ages of 7 - 18.  The ensembles range from duets, to trios, to quartets and quintets and are comprised of both string and wind musicians.

In addition, Violist Olivia Boughton will be performing the first movement of the Viola Concerto in D. Major, by Franz A. Hoffmeister.  She will be accompanied by Sandra Groce on piano.  Olivia has participated as a member of the WVYS for seven years and received an Honorable Mention (Runner Up) for her performance in the 2014 WVYS Concerto Competition in January.  Olivia has played viola for seven years, is a junior at Capital High School, and is a member of SCORCH, the Kanawha County Combined High School Orchestra.  Olivia has been selected to be in the WV All-State Orchestra, the WVU High School String Honor Orchestra, and the WV Governor’s School for the Arts.  She plans to major in music.  She studies viola with local professional violist, Sandra Groce.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door.

The West Virginia Youth Symphony is a non-profit arts organization that supports five music ensembles and numerous chamber groups.  Its mission is to provide excellent instrumental instruction and opportunities to present quality performances. Today’s West Virginia Youth Symphony consists of over one hundred and fifteen music students, ranging in age from 7-20 and from 33 different schools and seven counties in West Virginia. 

The West Virginia Youth Symphony has been designated the Official Youth Symphony of West Virginia. 
For more information on the West Virginia Youth Symphony, please call the office at 304-561-3542 or visit our website at

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Photo of Olivia Boughton by Michael Keller
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Olivia Boughton