Foundation and Government Support

Thanks to the generous support of foundations and government entities, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is able to continue to work towards its mission to inspire, educate and connect audiences of all ages throughout Hampton Roads. All of our institutional funders and in-kind sponsors are listed below with links to their respective websites, where available.

The following supporters have made grant committments or gifts as of December 31, 2017.

Our Foundation and Government Supporters

The Michael and Noreen Becci Foundation  | The Camp Foundation | The Alan and Esther Fleder Foundation | Franklin Southampton Charities | Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation | Maihs Foundation | Mathews Community Foundation | The Pruden Foundation | Rouse-Bottom Foundation | Southeastern Virginia Community Foundation | Suffolk Foundation | Tidewater Children’s Foundation | J. Edwin Treakle Foundation | Virginia and John L. Sinclair Foundation  | Wells Fargo Foundation | Williamsburg Community Foundation
The season is made possible in part through sponsorships by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, Newport News Arts Commission, City of Norfolk, Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission, Suffolk Fine Arts Commission, City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, City of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and the York County Arts Commission.

Roarchestra • 4/28

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | The Virginia Zoo, Norfolk | 2PM Thanks to Bank of America, bring your family and friends to enjoy a special evening at the Virginia Zoo as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs outdoors. Pack you blankets and chairs to enjoy a classic...

Violin Masterclass with Vahn Armstrong • 5/4

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd, Newport News | 3PM To participate in the masterclass, students must submit an application by mail, postmarked by April 26, 2019.Include all 3 of the following:- Application form- Audition recording...

The Music of Star Wars • 5/4

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PM Back by popular demand, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the iconic film franchise Star Wars. Experience the entire saga through the films’ scores written by the...

Princesses and Pirates • 5/12

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Ahoy Mateys!  Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on a magical journey of orchestral treasures perfect for Princesses and Pirates!  This musical adventure awaits young royalty and...