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PHOTOS: Acclaimed violinist Simone Porter rehearses for Saturday’s WSO performance in Casper

Concert violinist Simone Porter performs the Beethoven Violin Concerto during a dress rehearsal with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 29, 2022. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Violinist Simone Porter and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (WSO) worked through their dress rehearsal on Saturday at the John F. Welsh Auditorium at NCHS.

The violinist, now in her mid-20s, started playing at age 3 and has become a critical and audience favorite in recent years.

Porter is performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the WSO on Saturday, a piece music director Christopher Dragon says is “not showy and flashy, but it takes a lot of emotional maturity to be able to perform.”

Tonight’s concert starts at 7:30 p.m. You can read Oil City News’s interview with Porter here. Concert information, tickets and live streaming options are available at the WSO’s website.