Hampton Roads, VA [October 5, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens the 2017-18 Williamsburg and Regent University Classics series with Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, along with other classical favorites.The concert opens with Respighi’s Botticelli Triptych, a...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Sept. 29, 2017] - The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music and conversation exploring the artistic expression of veterans in response to their unique experiences. The concert and conversation will be led by the VSO’s Resident...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [SEPT. 12, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will open its 97th season Sept. 22-24 with a trip through the galaxy with Gustav Holst’s The Planets and a special piece that showcases the amazing talent of Newport News native Victor Wooten. “This...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SEVEN VENUES ANNOUNCES HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE™ IN CONCERT
For the first time in Norfolk, audiences will experience the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film live from one of the most beloved film series in history. Tickets available starting Friday, August 11th at Virginiasymphony.org and...read more
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Awarded Prestigious National Grant HAMPTON ROADS, VA [August 11, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced today that it has been awarded a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the world...read more
Anonymous donor supports 96-year-old nonprofit by encouraging others to donate HAMPTON ROADS, VA [June 23, 2017] — The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s President and CEO Karen Philion and Board of Directors’ Chair Patrick McDermott announced today that the company has...read more
News & Reviews
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the energy and warmth of the holidays with a pair of concerts, one grandiose and one more intimate. “Holiday Pops” heads to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News Friday, and “Holiday Brass” rings Dec. 15 at St....read more
NORFOLK, Va. – Good news for Harry Potter fans! The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets live at Chrysler Hall. In November, the VSO performed live music to first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Now,...read more
Virginia Symphony Orchestra to perform score during screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’
J.K. Rowling fans can enjoy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” this month at the Chrysler Hall with a special twist. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform the movie’s score, composed by John Williams, while the film plays on a 40-foot screen. The orchestra...read more
For her tireless work as a volunteer for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Fran Pedersen received the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads’ top award for support of the arts. Pedersen started playing bass with the symphony while she was a student at Maury High...read more
JoAnn Falletta was embarrassed. It was the mid-1980s, still early in the orchestral conductor’s career, and she’d taken a position as music director of the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic in San Francisco. The mission for the group was to play music written by women....read more
Almost 500 years to the exact date that Martin Luther posted, as tradition suggests, his 95 theses on the doors of the All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, thus starting the Reformation, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra chose as its musical theme that very reference Friday...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
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30PM | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center , Norfolk Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7PM | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg Saturday, December 16 | 4PM...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 8PM |Regent University, Virginia Beach Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | First Baptist Church Newport News, Newport News Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8PM | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk Adam Turner conducts the Virginia Symphony...
Friday, January 19, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Share the warmth of the seven hills of Rome...
Saturday, January 27, 2018| 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Put on your super suit for a super epic adventure! The VSO, side-by-side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from your favorite superhero movies like Superman, Batman,...