About Us

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia’s premier performing arts organization, presenting more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. Programs include Capitol Conference Center Symphonic, ZMM Architects & Engineers Pops, City National Bank Family Discovery Series, and the Montclaire String Quartet series. WVSO is a proud member of the community through its collaborations with the Charleston Ballet and other WV Arts Organizations, and a nationally award-winning education program. The Symphony’s main home is in Charleston, WV where it performs often in the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Our Mission

To enrich the region through live orchestral music experiences of the highest artistic quality, with a strong commitment to education and life-long learning.


The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has grown tremendously from when it started in 1939 as a partnership with local chemical plants in Charleston, WV.


Maestro Grant Cooper

Our Artistic Director & Conductor has helped bring artistic and educational programming to West Virginia for over 14 years.


The Orchestra

We are proud of all our musicians from all over the nation and even the world.



WVSO Staff
WVSO Board of Directors
West Virginia Symphony League

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