Upcoming Events

Sun 22

Sister Lena Mae Perry

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Hear the music and stories of Sister Lena Mae Perry in the Juliet Art Museum. Sister Perry is a member of the Branchettes of Johnston County, North Carolina. She and Ethel Eliot have been performing hymns and gospel songs together…More

Oct 06

Miranda Sings – Who Wants My Kid?

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Miranda Sings – Who Wants My Kid? Sunday, October 6th at 7:00 PM Colleen Ballinger is a multihyphenate: actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. Best known for portraying her character “Miranda Sings,” a personality that is the polar…More

Oct 08

ZZ TOP Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

October 8 @ 7:30 pm

ZZ TOP returns to the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30PM for a special 50th Anniversary performance! ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running…More

Oct 10

American Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 10 @ 7:00 pm

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare casts a theatrical spell powerful enough to make audiences of all ages believe in anything. This mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies, and rude mechanicals is his tribute to humankind’s power of imagination and…More

Oct 11

Sound Checks: Bombadil with Tofujitsu

October 11 @ 8:00 pm

October kicks off five years of celebrating more than 50 local musicians and emerging artists live on the Clay Center stage! Season subscriptions and tickets are on-sale now at the Clay Center Box Office or www.theclaycenter.org. This event is part…More

Oct 12

Woody Hawley Concert Series – Pierce Pettis w/David Webb

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pierce Pettis w/David Webb with Opening Act Mark Spangler Heralded singer Pierce Pettis is celebrating the release of his critically acclaimed album “Father’s Son” on Compass records. He will be joined by legendary Texas keyboard player David Webb (Jerry Jeff…More

Oct 19

WVSO 80th Anniversary Spectacular

October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Program Ferdinand Herold: Zampa Overture (from first season) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring Orion Weiss, piano Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Lawrence Loh, conductor Orion Weiss, piano “When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky,…More

Oct 27

USAF Heritage Brass Band

October 27 @ 2:30 pm

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage, Heritage Brass presents programs that are both exhilarating…More

Nov 09

Woody Hawley Concert Series – Clinton Collins with support from Bill Mair

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Award winning songwriter Clinton Collins becomes the latest WV artist to graduate from opening act to headliner. This deserving promotion comes as a result of his first major release “Even on Your Darkest Days” on Mon Hills Records. With the…More

Nov 12

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

November 12 @ 7:30 pm

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the…More

Nov 16

WVSO Violin or Fiddle?

November 16 @ 7:30 pm

Program Brahms: Nanie with WV Symphony Chorus Torke: Sky (Bluegrass Concerto) featuring Tessa Lark, violin Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6 Melisse Brunet, conductor Tessa Lark, violin Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher…More

Nov 17

Little River Band

November 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences is excited to welcome the Little River Band to the Maier Foundation Performance Hall on Sunday, November 17th at 7:00PM! Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multiplatinum albums…More

Nov 21

Aquila Theater presents 1984

November 21 @ 7:30 pm

In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the stage for the 19-20 season. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration,…More

Nov 27

Sound Checks: Funk You with Beggars Clan

November 27 @ 8:00 pm

Five years of celebrating more than 50 local musicians and emerging artists live on the Clay Center stage! Season subscriptions and tickets are on-sale now at the Clay Center Box Office or www.theclaycenter.org. The Sound Checks Fall lineup brings back…More

Dec 07

WVSO Sounds of the Season

December 7 @ 7:30 pm

Join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for an evening of holiday music and fellowship as they celebrate the Sounds of the Season under the direction of Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill. This concert includes a visit from you know who as…More

Dec 19

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 19 @ 7:30 pm

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2019 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire…More

Dec 28

Sound Checks: Christian Lopez with Ona

December 28 @ 8:00 pm

Five years of celebrating more than 50 local musicians and emerging artists live on the Clay Center stage! Season subscriptions and tickets are on-sale now at the Clay Center Box Office or www.theclaycenter.org. The Sound Checks Fall lineup brings back…More

Jan 04

Woody Hawley Concert Series – The Hank Williams “Lost Show” Tribute Concert

January 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This annual event continues to be a gala tribute to country music legend Hank Williams. Seasoned musicians recreate popular Williams songs such as “Your cheating Heart”, “I Saw the Light”, and “Love Sick Blues”. Musicians scheduled to appear this year…More

Jan 11
Jan 24

Sound Checks: Great Peacock with Tony Harrah

January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Five years of celebrating more than 50 local musicians and emerging artists live on the Clay Center stage! Season subscriptions and tickets are on-sale now at the Clay Center Box Office or www.theclaycenter.org. The Sound Checks Fall lineup brings back…More

Feb 08

WVSO And The Winner Is!

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Walk the red carpet as the WVSO plays Academy-Award winning music, including works by John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch and more.

Feb 12

Waitress

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to…More

Feb 14

Celebrate Valentines Day with the Best of The Second City

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater performs live at the Clay Center with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina…More

Feb 15

Woody Hawley Concert Series – Peter Mulvey

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A singer/songwriter extraordinaire with 18 albums to his credit, Peter has been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage including being asked to guest host. He is no stranger to West Virginia after entertaining students for years at the internationally famous…More

Feb 25

Youth Organizations United present Alice in Wonderland!

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Official Youth Ballet, Chorus, Orchestra and Theatre for the State of WV! River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, West Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Children’s Chorus and Children’s Theatre of Charleston are excited to present this original production. Join…More

Mar 14

WVSO Music as Great Literature

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Mozart: Die Zauberflote Overture (from first season) Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway featuring Zuill Bailey, cello Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra Lawrence Loh, conductor Zuill Bailey, cello Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a…More

Mar 24

Once

March 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about…More

Mar 28

WVSO E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Movie with Live Orchestra

March 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

Feel the excitement as the WVSO performs the score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial live as the classic film plays on the big screen.

Mar 31

Black Violin

March 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Black Violin is composed of both classically trained violist Wil Baptiste, and violinist Kev Marcus. The duo, from South Florida, began playing together in their high school orchestra class. After attending separate colleges Kev and Wil reunited and decided to…More

Apr 18

WVSO Carmina Burana

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Adams: The Chairman Dances Schubert: Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” (from first season) Orff: Carmina Burana featuring the WV Symphony Chorus and other area choruses Lawrence Loh, conductor

Apr 28

The Color Purple

April 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a…More

May 02

WVSO A European Tour

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Dvorak: Finale from Symphony No. 9 with a side by side with the WV Youth Symphony Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto featuring Timothy Chooi, violin Pärt: Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten E. Elgar: Enigma Variations Lawrence Loh, conductor Timothy Chooi, violin Canadian…More

May 09

Woody Hawley Concert Series – Bob Malone

May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. He is also a busy session player and arranger and is featured on the latest Ringo…More

May 27

An American in Paris

May 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World…More

Aug 28

WVSO E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Movie with Live Orchestra

August 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Feel the excitement as the WVSO performs the score to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial live as the classic film plays on the big screen.