CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Described as "a rising star percussionist," Lisa Pegher (pictured) performs with the West Virginia Symphony in concerts starting at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clay Center. She is featured on Joseph Schwantner's "Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra."
The symphony will also perform Respighi's "Feste Romano (Roman Festivals)" and Brahms' "Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn." Tickets range from $10 to $62 for adults and $6 to $15 for students. Maestro Grant Cooper will host a conversation on the evening's music at 7 p.m. each night.
Pegher will also appear with the orchestra's percussion section in "Fascinating Rhythms," a Family Discovery Series concert, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clay Center. Percussion ensembles from West Virginia University, Capital High School and George Washington High School will also play.
An "instrument petting zoo" and other activities start at 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in uniform get in free.
Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.wvsymphony.org.