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“DebWV” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 2292, Charleston, WV 25328
info@wvsymphony.org
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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Charleston
Type: Symphonies
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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“DebWV”
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.

Visited May 2013
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WV
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
2 helpful votes 2 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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“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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