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10.30.19 | Holiday Brass and Brews

HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 30, 2019] Start your holidays in Virginia Beach with the newest must-experience event in Town Center! Join the musicians of the VSO for a merry evening filled with holiday music and the best in local craft brews!  An evening filled with...

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10.9.19 | OCTOBER PERFORMANCES PROMISE DISCOVERY & EXCITEMENT

Trailblazing Conductor Edwin Outwater Leads Music by Brahms Together with New Music from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw for VSO Debut October 24 – 27 HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 9, 2019] Celebrated American conductor Edwin Outwater returns to the VSO in...

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News & Reviews

10.22.19 | Virginia Symphony Spans the Centuries

By Montague Gammon III Christmas day visits to Ella Fitzgerald’s house were a family routine for young Edwin Outwater, who will conduct the Virginia Symphony’s Brahms + Pulitzer concerts this month. Having a mother who worked for “The First Lady of Song” – herself a...

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Find YOUR Reason to go to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Patrons of the Virginia Symphony describe some of the reasons they go to the Virginia Symphony’s concerts. Watch what they have to say, then Find YOUR Reason.

Find YOUR Reason to Give to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The Virginia Symphony relies on the generosity of individuals in the community to ensure that we continue to bring premiere world-class music to Hampton Roads and to directly impact the lives of students and residents of our community through the our education and community outreach programs. In this video you will hear three of our patrons describe the reasons they give to the Virginia Symphony. Have you found YOUR reason?

JoAnn Falletta: 20 Years of Magic with the Virginia Symphony

A loving tribute from friends and musicians as JoAnn Falletta celebrates her 20th season as Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

A special message to the people of Japan from Music Director JoAnn Falletta

In light of the tragic events taking place in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami, VSO Music DirectorJoAnn Falletta has recorded a special message to the people of Japan from the Virginia Symphony. Several of our musicians have family members living in Japan, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. Special thanks to Hitomi Tsuchiya, our principal librarian, for providing the translation.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Education Programs

Vivaldi • 11/21 & 11/23

Vivaldi • 11/21 & 11/23

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PMSaturday, November 23, 2019 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PM Returning to the VSO stage, popular former Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous opens the 2019-2020 Regional Classics Series with...

Holiday Pops! • 12/13 – 12/15

Holiday Pops! • 12/13 – 12/15

Friday, December 13, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, December 14, 2019 | Harrison Opera House Norfolk | 8PMSunday, December 15, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7PM Join us for the must-see holiday...

Jingle Bell Jam • 12/15

Jingle Bell Jam • 12/15

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the...

Holiday Brass • 12/18-12/21

Holiday Brass • 12/18-12/21

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PMThursday, December 19, 2019 | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake | 7PMFriday, December 20, 2019 | Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Suffolk | 7PMHoliday Brass and Brews | Saturday,...