FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Grant Cooper, artistic director and conductor, will perform at Fairmont State University in Colebank Hall, 1201 Locust Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
The orchestra will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica") and Concerto for Violin in D Major. The concert will feature Korbinian Altenberger, a native of Munich, Germany. He was recently appointed principal second violin of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, under Mariss Jansons.
Tickets are $30 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission, $10 for students and free for Fairmont State students. To order tickets, call 304-367-4240. Parking for the event will be available on the top deck of the parking garage.
Large-print programs and other guest accommodations are available. For more information about events of the FSU School of Fine Arts, visit www.facebook.com/FSUfinearts.
Renaissance Art Gallery
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Renaissance Art Gallery has announced Leona Mackey as its newest member-artist. Mackey, a longtime art instructor at Huntington High School, transitioned from ceramics and painting to dichroic and reactive glass in sterling jewelry pieces. Now she is concentrating on unique works of fine art featuring fired glass in stainless-steel mounts, either as wall hangings or freestanding pieces.
The Renaissance Art Gallery is an artist-run cooperative gallery located on the ground floor of the former Huntington High School. It features original art by local artists in a wide range of media and styles. Gallery membership is open to local artists from eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio and West Virginia. Membership is by jury. The gallery has a number of art classes for people of all levels and ages.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Pocahontas Opera House
MARLINTON, W.Va. -- "The Young Country Tour" comes to the Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Ave., at 7:30 p.m. March 1.
The concert features two young West Virginia natives -- "American Idol" semifinalist Chase Likens and Grand Ole Opry singer Kayla Slone. They will each perform their own sets as well as several duets.
Likens, from Point Pleasant, is a country music singer, songwriter and actor who was recently a top 12 males finalist on season 11 of "American Idol."
For Slone, it all started at the checkout counter at the Logan Walmart, where she would sing to her customers while working the register. One customer whipped out a smartphone and shot a video of Slone's singing and posted it online. That brief clip soon went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views worldwide.
Advance tickets for "The Young Country Tour" are available at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the concert. Tickets cost $15; youths 17 and younger are admitted free of charge. Accommodations for the disabled can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645. For additional information, call Drew Tanner at 304-646-9979.
Lobster arts fest
WHEELING, W.Va. -- The annual Lobster for the Arts Fest, sponsored by Artworks Around Town to benefit the Wheeling Arts Festival and Artworks events, will take place May 23 at the Centre Market.
The festival of food, art, and music sells only 250 tickets for a lobster or filet steak dinner. Tickets for the event will go on sale March 1. Tickets may be purchased through Artworks Around Town, 2200 Market St., in the Centre Market, or by calling 304-233-7540.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.