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Cooper, CSO perform delicate dance between tempo and expression

Cooper, CSO perform delicate dance between tempo and expression

The first concert Grant Cooper gave as music director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra fell on Sept. 15, 2001.

Airline flights, entertainment and sporting events were canceled, and Cooper recalled the low spirits and confusion of Americans. Instead of postponing the concert, he decided the orchestra would honor those who lost their lives and serve as an “important first step in healing.”