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11.13.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Winter Dreams

HAMPTON ROADS, VA – November 13, 2018 – Grammy-winning conductor and VSO Music Director JOANN FALLETTA leads the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Winter Dreams: Classics for the Season, November 30 through December 2, as it kicks-off its popular holiday music season in...

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11.1.18 | Music of Motown

HAMPTON ROADS, VA [November 1, 2018] – After filling your belly this Thanksgiving, grab the family and fill your hearts with the soulful sounds of Motown! Dancing In the Street: The Music of Motown is the perfect way to show visiting friends and family a great time...

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10.26.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Music & Medicine

HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 26, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Sentara Healthcare, will present a special presentation, Music and Medicine, this November. Joined by Dr. Kamal Chemali and resident pianist Prisca Benoit of Sentara’s Music...

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10.19.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Comic-Concert

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS COMIC CONCERT HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 19, 2018] – BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! On Saturday, October 27, at 7:30PM, at Sandler Center for the...

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News & Reviews

10.15.18 | Boléro

By Montague Gammon III The Franks are coming! The Franks are coming! And if (to further paraphrase George M. Cohan’s World War I song “Over There”) French drums are not “rum-tumming everywhere” in the mid-October Virginia Symphony Boléro concert, the 4,050 snare drum...

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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

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...