About Us

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra inspires, educates, and connects audiences of all ages.

Archives of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Old Dominion University Libraries:

Oral Histories  |  The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Papers

The Virginia Symphony is at the center of the Hampton Roads arts community, and in many ways serves as the cultural cornerstone for the region.  Each year, the orchestra presents a series of Classics, Pops and Family concerts in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.  In addition, our educational and outreach programs touch the lives of more than 100,000 students and adults per season through concerts, lectures and presentations, in-school-residences, master classes, open rehearsals, student performances, collaborations with other organizations and an array of community engagement programs.

Watch a video about the legacy of E.K. Sloane which has provided pianos to the VSO through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

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Jobs & Auditions | Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Attention violinists and percussionists! We'll soon be holding auditions! Click the link for more info!

Available Job & Audition Opportunities at Virginia Symphony Orchestra Open Auditions SECTION PERCUSSION (CORE) MORE INFO PER SERVICE VIOLIN MORE INFO Administrative Opportunities Education and ... See more

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We are proud to join in collaboration with other talented groups in our area such as:

Mozart & Copland • 5/25

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8PM | Regent University, Virginia Beach This remarkable performance will feature signature works by two musical icons – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arguably the greatest composer of all time, and “America’s foremost composer,” Aaron Copland....

Moonlight and Music on the Bay • 5/26

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. Join us for Moonlight and Music on the Bay, a farewell celebration of VSO Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra along with vocalists performing...

Afternoon Encores • 5/29

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 2:00PM | Denbigh Community Center, Newport News A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads  Robert Shoup, conductor Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the...

Symphony Under the Stars – Gloucester • 6/2

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | "On the Lawn" of Main Street & Walter Reed Way | 8PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating its 12th year making music accessible to everyone! The Cook Foundation presents the Symphony under the Stars FREE Family Concert on...