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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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VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS   HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome two new members to its board of directors. With them they bring considerable experience in organizational leadership...

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The City of Norfolk & Virginia Symphony Orchestra hosts second annual event HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 17, 2018] – Whether voice or violin, guitar or trumpet, Norfolk is coming together around music to promote healing and peace Community musicians will perform...

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HAMPTON ROADS, VA [July 27, 2018] – BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! On Sunday, October 27, at 7:30PM, at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, the Virginia Symphony sets the stage...

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News & Reviews

8.28.18 | PREVIEW: Symphony By The Sea With Gonzalo Farias

August 28, 2018 By Montague Gammon III Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s final outdoor summer, free admission, Symphony by the Sea concert fires off an intercontinental musical mix of short works by and about accomplished and powerful women, bracketed by tributes to the...

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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

Symphony by the Sea • 7/25

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront | 7:30PM Neptune Festival's Symphony by the Sea Concert Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for its 9th year, and is better than ever! Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach...

Concert in the Park • 7/28

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterside | 7:30PM Presented by The Patricia & Douglas Perry Foundation6pm-10pmFree & open to the public!The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Gonzalo Farias, conductor VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT IN...

Symphony by the Sea • 8/15

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach | 7:30PM Neptune Festival's Symphony by the Sea Concert Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for its 9th year, and is better than ever! Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach...

Symphony Under the Stars • 8/29 – 9/1

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, Williamsburg | 7PMSaturday, August 31, 2019 | Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown | 7:30PMSunday, September 1, 2019 | Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake | 7:30PM Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs and settle...