HAMPTON ROADS, VA [February 28, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a thrilling program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and a contemporary masterwork by Philip Glass. The concert will open with Barber’s dramatic Adagio for Strings, before...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [JAN. 26, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present its next concert in the 2017-2018 Pops series, Whole Lotta Shakin’ – Swing to Rock, at the beginning of February. Led by Philly POPS conductor Michael Krajewski, the VSO will be joined by...read more
Hampton Roads, VA [February 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues the 2017-2018 season with a night of Classics from Chopin and Brahms. Led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, the program begins with Mendelssohn’s poetic work, Fingal’s Cave,...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Jan. 18, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announced today its programs for the 2018-2019 Classics season. In what will be its 98th season—and conductor JoAnn Falletta’s 28th season as Music Director—the VSO brings eight weeks of...read more
Benjamin Rous to Leave VSO after 8 seasons HAMPTON ROADS, VA (January 17, 2018) – Next week, eight candidates selected from nearly 100 applicants from across the country will travel to the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach to audition to be the Virginia Symphony...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA (January 23, 2018) – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present the final concert in the 2017-2018 #VSOatRoper series, Songs of Freedom, on Friday, February 2 at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk. With Benjamin Rous leading the...read more
News & Reviews
By John Shulson Talk about the old and the new and you’ve got the essence of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s performance, Friday, in the Ferguson Center. For this event, the VSO offered Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Philip Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for...read more
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On Wednesday, more than 2,500 Norfolk third-graders delved into the music world, guided by the Virginia Symphony. At a special concert at Chrysler Hall, students took a closer look at orchestral instruments and music. They even made...read more
By John Shulson The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Friday performance in the Ferguson Center for the Arts was another example of superior playing at the hand of JoAnn Falletta. It was designed to entertain, and in that design it did. A solid program of...read more
By Seth Birkenmeyer email@example.com The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s latest concert mixes up its repertoire with a concert celebrating the contributions of composer Philip Glass and the continued relevance of “Scheherazade” March 9-11. The...read more
he Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced its 2018-19 Pops season, which launches in September and features tributes to Simon and Garfunkel, George Michael and hits of Broadway. “It’s just a great opportunity to relive your favorites. They’re icons,” said...read more
By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Jan 4, 2018 The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced a new vice president of development. Elizabeth Baroody comes to the position with nearly two decades of fundraising experience. Baroody will be responsible for...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
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg The program opens with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni before William Walton’s viola concerto, featuring Juilliard graduate and Chesapeake, VA native Andrew Gonzalez. The concerto is an...
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk With a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in the history of cinema, including Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and...
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach The VSO’s Classics season closes with one of the...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:00PM | Virginia Beach Convention Center A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical...