Spotlight on Music: New Conductor Kicks Off 2017-18 Symphony Season

30Aug 2017

Hand-picked describes the new West Virginia Symphony Orchestra season as well as its new conductor. Maestro Lawrence Loh was chosen to lead the WVSO in May 2017, after an exhaustive search for a music director to succeed the retiring Maestro Grant Cooper. More than 165 candidates applied for the opening and were eventually narrowed down to just six. Of those six, Loh won the position after wowing patrons, who called him magnetic, fabulous, energetic, and mesmerizing. He is the WVSO’s 10th conductor and music director.

Loh’s career highlights include serving as music director of Symphoria in Syracuse, N.Y., the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Join Loh and the WVSO Sept. 23 at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences as they kick-off the 2017-18 season with “All-American Opening Night with Maestro Loh.” The program includes Bernstein: Candide Overture; Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F with Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano; and Copland: Symphony No. 3.

Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased by visiting