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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Kent H
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank eadkins7
Reviewed 6 July 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

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank shauser3469
Reviewed 1 July 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

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Lenore Z
Reviewed 30 July 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.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 25 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 17 December 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

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank edchair
Reviewed 25 September 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

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank Brent S
Reviewed 26 June 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

Date of experience: March 2012
3  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 13 June 2012

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

Date of experience: April 2012
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