SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra might be based at Shepherd University, but conductor D. Mark McCoy wants residents of the Eastern Panhandle to know that its music reaches beyond the university's grounds.
That's why, in addition to Two Rivers' Saturday night performance at Shepherd University's Frank Center, orchestra members will pack up music stands and instruments and shuffle off to Martinsburg, W.Va., for a Sunday afternoon concert at Martinsburg High School.
McCoy said having the orchestra perform in various locations has been a goal since Two Rivers' inception two years ago.
"If successful, we want to have Two Rivers perform in Shepherdstown and then somewhere else for another concert in West Virginia," he said.
Featured in this weekend's concerts are flutist Anne Munro, adjunct music professor at Shepherd, and Washington, D.C.-based harpist Caroline Hudson.
Musical selections for the evening are Johann Strauss' Overture to "Die Fledermaus," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto for Flute & Harp, Mark O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz" and Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, "The Scottish."