Wheeling Symphony Launches Celebrate America Tour | News, Sports, Jobs

WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, with support from the City of Wheeling and Roxby Development, has announced the Celebrate America Concert Tour for July 4, 2022.

The tour will begin in Weirton at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Weirton Event Center, travel to Clarksburg on July 2, Canaan Valley on July 3, then wrap up in Wheeling at 7:00 p.m. on July 4 at the Heritage Port. All concerts are free and open to the public, but donations to the Wheeling Symphony will be accepted.

Led by maestro John Devlin, the performances will feature special guests Eli Lambie and the Mojo Kings and hip-hop artist Isaiah Keez. Musical selections will include a variety of patriotic tunes such as “The Overture of 1812”, “The Salvation of the Armed Forces”, and “Stars and Stripes Forever” as well as original compositions and a few chart-topping hits.

“Now that I’ve been part of the Wheeling community for a few years, I’m getting to know the talented musicians who call the Ohio Valley home,” said Devlin. “Eli Lambie frequently played piano and keyboard with the orchestra and his band The Mojo Kings are a hometown favorite. Isaiah Keez is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and rapper I met during the last year. When the orchestra, Eli and Isaiah come together on the same stage, we will have a musical fireworks display, that’s for sure.

Additional support is provided by WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and WVU Medicine Reynolds.

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