HAMPTON ROADS, VA [MAY 17, 2018] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced today its programming for the 2018-19 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series. The four-concert series at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach is designed for...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [May 15, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a program of works by two classical and contemporary geniuses in the finale concert of the 2017-18 Regent Classics Series. Resident conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in this...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [May 14, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead in the final concert in the 2017-18 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series. Inspired by Prokofiev’s Peter and the World and bearing...read more
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,...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [April 23, 2018] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, led by special guest conductor Damon Gupton, will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy in its concert “The Music of Star Wars.” The concert will be held...read more
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...read more
News & Reviews
NORFOLK, Va. – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s second annual Symphony in the Park pops concert has been relocated to Half Moone at Nauticus due to rain. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. July 29 and is free to the public, will feature the music of Elton John....read more
By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Jul 10, 2018 Updated Jul 10, 2018 Gonzalo Farias is inside Cold Pressed, a trendy juice bar, on one of the hottest days of the week. Sitting with his legs crossed on a weathered leather sofa, he's hard to miss in a black blazer,...read more
Saturday’s Grand Celebration for Hilton Village’s centennial will pack 100 years worth of history and events into a single day. The neighborhood in central Newport News has been celebrating its 100th birthday throughout the year, but Saturday marks the main event....read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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
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...
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...
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...
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...