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“A small local orchestra with a big sound” 5 of 5 stars
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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 32 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Symphonies
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WV
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A small local orchestra with a big sound”
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.

Visited July 2013
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edchair
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very Good Sympony Orchestra”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
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 part. Something obscure is always paired with something familiar - you leave entertained, and educated!

Visited May 2012
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Charleston, WV
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Superior orchestra - and you can get tickets!”
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 on both Friday and Saturday evenings, so you can work around most scheduling conflicts. And the fairly new concert hall features good acoustics, comfortable seats and (most important for half of us) lots and lots of stalls in the women's restrooms!

Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
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!

Visited April 2012
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