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Symphony performs Mozart, Bruckner this weekend

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Russian pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine performs with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in concerts Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center. (E. Appel photo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center with guest pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. The young Russian began winning competitions at age 14 and at age 19 earned a Jury Discretionary Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; he has performed at venues around the world.

This is the first of the Mary Price Ratrie Legacy Concerts in honor of the West Virginia philanthropist. Preludes, a conversation on the evening's music with Maestro Grant Cooper, take place at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for adults and $6 for students and children. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.


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