Available Job & Audition Opportunities at Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Open Auditions

Due to concerns regarding Covid-19, all auditions have been postponed.

Administrative Opportunities

Patron Services Manager

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is searching for the ideal candidate to manage patron services efforts. The model candidate is a highly motivated team player, must be committed to maintaining a superior
level of customer service at all times and must be detail-oriented, customer-focused and results-driven. Candidate will work to maximize sales, deepen relationships with patrons, and build group ticket sales
opportunities.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kristen Bennington, Director of Marketing & Communications, at kbennington@virginiasymphony.org.

Patron Services Associate

The Patron Services Associate is a part-time position, supporting the functions of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Box Office by providing customer service support in subscriptions and single ticket sales in the office as well as at the multiple concert venues in which the orchestra performs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kristen Bennington, Director of Marketing & Communications, at kbennington@virginiasymphony.org.

Institutional Relations Manager

The Institutional Relations Manager is a key team member, responsible for effectively telling the VSO’s unique story of artistic engagement and community engagement throughout our region to generate awareness of and attract funding for our
forward-thinking mission. The team member will work alongside a highly motivated team of Development
professionals and serve as a creative force to further the VSO’s mission as one of the foundational arts
organizations in Hampton Roads.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lauren DiPeppe, Director of Development, at ldipeppe@virginiasymphony.org.

Internship Opportunities

Marketing Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Marketing Department seeks a highly motivated intern to lend support in the areas of research and promotion.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kristen Bennington, Director of Marketing & Communications, at kbennington@virginiasymphony.org.

Operations Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly motivated Operations Intern to provide support in the areas of operations, production, and artistic support.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Christy Havens, Vice President of Orchestra Activities – chavens@virginiasymphony.org (Please title email “Operations Intern”)

Volunteer Opportunities

For general volunteer inquiries, email Kristen Bennington at kbennington@virginiasymphony.org.

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VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.