The newly named “West Virginia symphony Orchestra - Parkersburg” (WVSO-P) was established in March of 1988, as the “Mid-Ohio Valley Symphony Society” (MOVSS). The purpose was to bring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra concerts to the Mid-Ohio Valley region from Charleston, and to provide a “second home” for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) is a fully professional, unionized orchestra. Its members are chosen by nationally competitive auditions. Most of then hold advanced degrees in music, many perform on a regular basis with other distinguished ensembles, including the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Our Board of Directors
Mary Ann Osborne - Chairman
Beverly Kerr - Vice Chairman
Priscilla Leavitt - Secretary
Sally Harris - Treasurer
Patricia Pritchard - Assistant Treasurer
David Bidstrup - Administrative Assistant, mailing
Sue Ellen Johnson