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Address: One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301
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We went to see the Nutcracker and it was wonderful. The music was just lush and captivating. My entire family loved the performance and the seating at the Clay Center is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2014
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Clay, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to see the Nutcracker and it was wonderful. The music was just lush and captivating. My entire family loved the performance and the seating at the Clay Center is great.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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