8.21.18 | FREE CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS HIGHLIGHT LABOR DAY WEEKEND BY THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [August 21, 2018] – Scenic outdoor venues across Hampton Roads – including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Yorktown – will each host Virginia Symphony Orchestra concerts “Under the Stars” August 30 through September 2, as part of its...read more
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
News & Reviews
By John Shulson Kurt Weill’s Tony Award-winning (1947) opera “Street Scene” is set in an east side Manhattan tenement over 24 hours during a hot, summery 1938. It’s a street populated with folk from ethnic everywhere. It’s a street populated with accents, politics,...read more
By Montague Gammon III The Franks are coming! The Franks are coming! And if (to further paraphrase George M. Cohan’s World War I song “Over There”) French drums are not “rum-tumming everywhere” in the mid-October Virginia Symphony Boléro concert, the 4,050 snare drum...read more
By Rebecca Evans Last weekend, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra commenced their 2018-2019 season with performances at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, Chrysler Hall, and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The show, titled Pictures at an Exhibition, featured...read more
By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot Aug 23, 2018 The power of music and love will be on display at a special event Sunday in Norfolk. And for music lovers, the event offers a chance for amateurs to play and sing with real pros. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus...read more
By John Shulson Sept. 26, 2018 While the opening program of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s season Friday in the Ferguson Center, classified it as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by far the work that captured the attention of the audience and the evening was guest...read more
In a new ad focused on Macy’s fall collection, BBDO continues its “Find the Remarkable You” campaign by featuring six women from different walks of professional life, yet bound together by their talent, leadership and achievements. The group is impressive, inspiring...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, October 19, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM JoAnn Falletta and the VSO...
Saturday, October 27 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Kids and grown-ups! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the VSO for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever...
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7:30 PM BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! The Virginia Symphony sets the stage for an...
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM , conductor AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocals Theirs was the harmony of a generation. Popular conductor Michael Krajewski returns to...