Vienna, W.Va.—Ohio Valley University’s next Performing Arts Concert features the Wheeling Park String Quartet. This free concert takes place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Robert’s Hall Chapel, on the OVU north campus.
The musical pieces from Bach and Mozart along with selections from more recent popular musicians aim to appeal to both young and old. The evening offers a variety of works including classics and contemporary pieces.
Ben Podolski, the orchestra director at Wheeling Park High School, founded the string quartet. Consisting of Ben’s former students, each member of the quartet continued their appreciation of music by making it a career choice. Ben plays the violin along with Justin Jones, a middle and high school strings teacher. Derek Pavilic, the violist is also a composer, and guitarist studying at West Virginia University. Molly Cronin Williams, playing the cello, is a music historian, with a private cello studio in Wheeling. The quartet regularly plays at weddings, local events and community concerts throughout the upper Ohio Valley and tristate region.
Molly Cronin Williams, the coordinator of the concert notes, “We believe a love of the fine arts is an important vital sign for any community. Therefore, we are delighted to participate in the Performing Arts Concert Series at Ohio Valley University.”
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Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.