Grant Cooper

FSU Honors WVSO's Maestro Grant Cooper with Honorary Doctorate

Friday, May 12, 2017

During a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, Fairmont State University awarded Maestro Grant Cooper, Conductor and Artistic Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, the University’s highest honor.

WV Symphony Orchestra to Perform on Campus Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper performs two grand symphonies, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, “Tragic,” in its concert, “An Emotional Journey.”

WVSO Returns to Campus on Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper performs the second concert of its 2014-2015 season, “Celebrating Lyricism,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Colebank Hall at Fairmont State University.

Adult tickets start at $20, and student tickets start at $5. For tickets, call the Fairmont State University Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

WVSO Recognizes FSU Department of Music as SCALE Partner

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

During two recent performances in Morgantown, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra recognized Fairmont State University as a Student-Centered Arts Learning (SCALE) partner.

The Orchestra’s SCALE program links music and other disciplines, such as math, science, writing and art, using the music of the Young People’s Concert as a thematic guide. The program is correlated with West Virginia’s Content Standards and Objectives for elementary classrooms.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Campus on Oct. 17

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 17, at Colebank Hall.

Containing works by Claude Debussy, Stephen Paulus, Aaron Copland and Grant Cooper, the program will feature two trumpet soloists, Vincent DiMartino and Rex Richardson. The program will include Debussy’s “Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Campus Feb. 28

Monday, February 11, 2013

Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Containing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner, the program will feature pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467” and Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 8 in C minor.”

Music Students Meet with WVSO Conductor Grant Cooper

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fairmont State University Music majors had a special opportunity to learn firsthand from Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Cooper met with students during a Music Appreciation class from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Wallman Hall Room 236.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Perform on Campus Sept. 20

Friday, September 07, 2012

Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Containing works by Benjamin Britten, Dmitri Shostakovich and Edvard Grieg, the program in Colebank Hall also will feature pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

West Virginia Symphony Orchesta to Perform on Campus March 1

Friday, February 17, 2012

Conducted by Grant Cooper, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of music by Anton Bruckner and Antonín Dvořák, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Colebank Hall Gym on the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College main campus.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Campus Nov. 10

Monday, October 24, 2011

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grant Cooper and featuring Jon Kimura Parker on piano, will perform a concert of music by Dukas, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.