HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 21, 2019] One of the best-selling singer/songwriters of all time, Neil Diamond gave us unforgettable Top Ten hits like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “America” and “Sweet Caroline.” The Virginia Symphony will pay tribute to the legend on November 7 at 7:30PM at the Ferguson Center for the Arts and November 9 at 8:00PM at Chrysler Hall.

Vocalist Jay White will perform alongside the full Virginia Symphony Orchestra for this exciting program. As a professional tribute artist, Jay has performed more than 9,000 Neil Diamond shows in Las Vegas and across North America. His eight-year run headlining on the Las Vegas Strip is the longest ever by a solo tribute artist, and his nine-year run during the 1990’s with the multimillion-dollar production “Legends in Concert” was also unequaled.

White captures Diamond’s essence, matching his charismatic stage presence, and possessing an uncanny vocal and physical likeness, providing a truly authentic Neil Diamond experience. Jay’s talents combined with the musical prowess of the Virginia Symphony will provide an unrivaled experience for Diamond fans old and new.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit virginiasymphony.org or call 757-892-6366.

PNC Bank is the Norfolk Pops Series Sponsor. Riverside Health System is the Ferguson Pops Series Sponsor. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Pops Series is graciously supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Norfolk, the Newport News Arts Commission, and the Newport News Cultural Attractions Fund.

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As the region’s most celebrated musical, educational and entrepreneurial arts organization, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues to challenge expectations and push the boundaries of what an American orchestra can be – even as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020.

At the heart of the VSO’s narrative is innovation.  In 1991 the VSO made a very bold move in appointing the gifted young American conductor JoAnn Falletta as its music director. Since then, the orchestra has received national attention for its unique mission serving a home area of 1.7 million across the diverse communities of southeastern Virginia.  Through appearances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall and commitment to adventurous programming, the VSO and its musicians have been highlighted in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and BBC Worldwide News.

As the largest arts performing organization in southeastern Virginia, the VSO and VSO Chorus present more than 150 concerts and events to educate, enlighten and entertain more than 100,000 residents and visitors each year. Recent innovations include health and wellness programs, including interactive therapeutic experiences for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  As it approaches its Centennial year, the Orchestra and its legions of fans look forward with anticipation as the VSO conducts a worldwide search for its next music director.

 

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October 21, 2019

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