West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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KM S
Charleston, WV113 contributions
Couples
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!
Written June 26, 2012
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Kent H
Charleston, WV45 contributions
Friends
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 space. There is an extensive education component and concerts are offered in locations outside Charleston. The symphony is now selecting its next music director and there is every prospect that it will continue to excel.
Written May 23, 2017
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Brent S
Parkersburg, WV22 contributions
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!
Written September 25, 2012
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cincydoc2011
Cincinnati, OH88 contributions
Couples
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 again.
Written May 16, 2012
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wvjake
Charlottesville, VA296 contributions
Couples
Grant Cooper, Conductor, is a gem and has a wonderful sense of humor and personality. The Preludes before a concert are a wonderful learning experience and make the evening more personal. The music, the hall, the range of selections, the whole experience is worth my two hour drive from Lewisburg.
Written February 8, 2012
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eadkins7
Clay, WV33 contributions
Family
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.
Written July 19, 2014
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shauser3469
Charleston, WV8 contributions
Friends
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.
Written July 6, 2014
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Lenore Z
23 contributions
Friends
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
Written July 1, 2014
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Debbie E
Charleston, WV22 contributions
Friends
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.
Written July 30, 2013
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slvrcrst
Florida62 contributions
Solo
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.
Written July 25, 2013
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