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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 2292, Charleston, WV 25328
info@wvsymphony.org
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Charleston
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I always greatly enjoy the Symphony when I am able to attend. They put on some wonderful performances and are very professional. Nothing second class about them at all. If you enjoy great classical music by very talented people, I suggest you go to one of their performances soon.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The WV Symphony Orchestra is outstanding and the Maestro is innovative and creative. He often creates arrangements for fun. At Christmas he arranged The Twelve Days of Christmas with a different composer style for each "day". Great fun to try to guess each one. The answers were available on their website

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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

For a city this size, this is a great orchestra. The symphony's home is the Clay Center which is a lovely venue with great acoustics.

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WV
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Fortunately, this small town orchestra is a big town feel. No off-pitch tweets and cracks here, the performers are well-practiced and the maestro leads them in style.

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edchair
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My wife and I attended the Christmas Concert this year (2012) and it was outstanding. The orchestra performs all types of music from classical to pops, and has a very robust season for each. If you are in the area, it is worth visiting a performance.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

OK, we West Virginias are often starved for professional entertainment, even those of us who don't know it. There is nothing less than world class performance coming from our state orchestra! professional in every asepct! Miestro Cooper does sometimes select pieces that are more things that we need to hear than that we want to hear, but that's the great... More

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Charleston, WV
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15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The orchestra is as good as much better known groups in larger cities (well, many of the musicians also play with the Pittsburg or Cleveland symphonies so this isn't as surprising as it appears at first). A big bonus for this one is that you can get excellent tickets (fairly cheaply) at the last minute. Almost all concerts are presented... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This group is EXCELLENT! They're not just "good," but "take-your-breath-away" good! Awesome, even!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I went to Charleston in May, 2012 to hear the WVSO due to the great program including Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4. Spectacular auditorium at the Clay Center. Great sound and a performance that was every bit as good as the big orchestras in big towns like Washington DC, Cleveland, Chicago. I will certainly return next season to hear this group... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

As a West Virginia native, it was a delight to come home and hear such a wonderful group of musicians! It is an experience not to be missed if you are traveling to the Charleston, WV region.

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