The City of Norfolk & Virginia Symphony Orchestra hosts second annual event HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 17, 2018] – Whether voice or violin, guitar or trumpet, Norfolk is coming together around music to promote healing and peace Community musicians will perform...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome two new members to its board of directors. With them they bring considerable experience in organizational leadership...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [July 17, 2018] – Single tickets for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season will go on sale Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. In its 98th season, the orchestra will present five series of Classical, POPS and family concerts in eight...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [June 27, 2018] – Approaching its centennial season in 2020-21, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is expanding into exciting new areas of opportunity – and challenging expectations of what a 21st century orchestra can be. At the same time, the...read more
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 children...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
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, August 26, 2018 | Scope Arena, Norfolk | 4:30 - 6 PM Check-in begins at 2:30. Optional Community Rehearsal 3:30-4:00 Join the VSO in a celebration of brotherhood, unity, and peace in remembrance of 9-11. Created in 2017 in the wake of the violence...
Thursday, August 30 | Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, Williamsburg | 7:00PM - 9:00PM Saturday, September 1 | Yorktown Riverwalk Landing | 7:30PM - 9:30PM Sunday, September 2 | Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake | 7:30PM - 9:30PM Grab your picnic baskets and lawn...
Friday, August 31 | Waterside District, Downtown Norfolk | 7PM Celebrate the start of Labor Day weekend with a free concert from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble. Bring a chair or blanket and we'll see you Friday, August 31st! Key, arr. David...
September 6, 2018 | Neptune's Park (31st Street / Atlantic Avenue) | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Symphony by the Sea Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air for...