The MOV meets the new conductor of the West Virginia Symphony orchestra

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WOOD COUNTY, W.Va.-(WTAP) The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra kicked off its new season Sunday in Wood County, with a new music director wielding the baton.

Maestro Lawrence Loh is in his first season conducting the orchestra.

He performed with the symphony Sunday afternoon one day after his first official concert, Saturday night in Charleston.

"I feel like there's been incredible interest," Maestro Loh told us right before Sunday's performance at Blennerhassett Middle School auditorium. "I've met a lot of people in Parkersburg, and there are so many supporters here, and fans of the West Virginia Symphony in Parkersburg series. And I find, everywhere we go, there's a lot of enthusiasm for the orchestra."

Loh replaces Grant Cooper, who retired at the end of last season.

The Charleston performance Saturday night was a sellout. Sunday's also drew a large audience.