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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

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

Havana Nights with the Mambo Kings • 10/8 – 10/10

Havana Nights with the Mambo Kings • 10/8 – 10/10

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PMSaturday, October 10, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30 PM Join us for this evening of hot Latin jazz and mambo with New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, in concert with the...

A Celebration of the 1920s • 10/23 – 10/25

A Celebration of the 1920s • 10/23 – 10/25

Friday, October 23, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PMSaturday, October 24, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30PMSunday, October 25, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM It’s the roaring ‘20s! Gershwin wrote...

Mozart and Beethoven • 10/29 – 10/30

Mozart and Beethoven • 10/29 – 10/30

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PMFriday, October 30, 2020 | CrossWalk Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PM The VSO’s principal clarinet Michael Byerly takes center stage to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – one of the most popular pieces...

Classic Marsalis! • 11/5 – 11/8

Classic Marsalis! • 11/5 – 11/8

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PMSaturday, November 7, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30PMSunday, November 8, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford...