About Us

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra inspires, educates, and connects audiences of all ages.

Archives of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Old Dominion University Libraries:

Oral Histories  |  The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Papers

The Virginia Symphony is at the center of the Hampton Roads arts community, and in many ways serves as the cultural cornerstone for the region.  Each year, the orchestra presents a series of Classics, Pops and Family concerts in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.  In addition, our educational and outreach programs touch the lives of more than 100,000 students and adults per season through concerts, lectures and presentations, in-school-residences, master classes, open rehearsals, student performances, collaborations with other organizations and an array of community engagement programs.

Watch a video about the legacy of E.K. Sloane which has provided pianos to the VSO through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Making Music Matter in Hampton Roads

The VSO wants to thank our community for all the support of our work both on and off the stage. Your collective efforts in the last year and season allowed the VSO to thrive.  The reports below are a look into what your generosity has helped the VSO achieve.

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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...