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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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This orchestra will please you - its performance space will amaze!

I have enjoyed the performances of the WVSO for more than ten years, and it gets better and better... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Kent H
Charleston, West Virginia
Great performance

We went to see the Nutcracker and it was wonderful. The music was just lush and captivating. My... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2014
Clay, WV
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May 23, 2017
“This orchestra will please you - its performance space will amaze!”
Jul 19, 2014
“Great performance”
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One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301-2424
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

I have enjoyed the performances of the WVSO for more than ten years, and it gets better and better. Under Maestro Grant Cooper both the musicianship and the programming improved dramatically. When the symphony moved into the Clay Center it found an acoustically superb performance...More

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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.

Thank eadkins7
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...More

Thank shauser3469
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...More

Thank Lenore Z
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.

Thank Debbie E
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.

Thank slvrcrst
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...More

Thank Lloyd J
Reviewed September 24, 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...More

1  Thank Brent S
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...More

3  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed June 12, 2012

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

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