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4.24.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Afternoon Encores

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AFTERNOON ENCORES CONCERTS FOR HAMPTON ROADS SENIOR COMMUNITY HAMPTON ROADS, VA [APRIL 24, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present concerts designed especially for the Hampton Roads Senior community on May 1, May 2,...

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BELOVED MAESTRO JOANN FALLETTA TO BID FAREWELL IN 2020

HAMPTON ROADS, VA -- After 27 years as artistic leader of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta today announced that she will conclude her tenure as Music Director in June of 2020, as the organization looks forward to its second century as one of America’s...

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News & Reviews

7.6.18 | Symphony under the stars come to Downtown Norfolk

Norfolk Festevents, with support from the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation, is presenting Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s second annual summer “pops” concert in Norfolk’s Town Point Park. The concert is free and open to the public. This year’s concert will feature...

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7.6.18 | VSO plans new assistant conductor’s debut

As the Virginia Symphony Orchestra plans a return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the concert series, the organization also welcomes its new assistant conductor. The Symphony by the Sea concert series kicks off Thursday with Gonzalo Farias debuting in the role....

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6.22.18 | Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway

Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway By Seth Birkenmeyersbirkenmeyer@vagazette.com June 22, 2018 Update 9:15 p.m.: The Virginia Arts Festival announces it will begin re-entry at 9:15 p.m. and Alison Krauss will perform at 9:30 p.m. Update 8:27 p.m.: The Virginia...

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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

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...

Symphony by the Sea • 9/5

Thursday, September 5, 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...