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“HOME ALONE” FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA

“HOME ALONE” FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA  HAMPTON ROADS, VA (July 15, 2016) -- In partnership with The Governor’s School for the Arts, Seven Venues and the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present the ever-popular holiday film “Home Alone”. ...

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces New Board Leadership

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces New Board Leadership HAMPTON ROADS, VA (August 24, 2016) – – Patrick B. McDermott will serve as the Chair of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the fiscal year which began July 1.  Continuing in their roles as officers of the...

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The Virginia Symphony Presents Cirque Musica

The Virginia Symphony Presents Cirque Musica Hampton Roads, VA (Septemeber 12, 2016) – The circus and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra combine for a musical adventure in the must-see POPS show of the season. Cirque Musica joins the VSO for a fun-filled,...

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News & Reviews

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press JANUARY 18, 2016 — 1:20AM BOSTON — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts. But as part of an effort to draw...

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Limelight Events of January 20

Limelight Events of January 20 January 21, 2016 Explore the Declaration of Independence – Explore the events leading to the Declaration of Independence in a guided tour. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 326 W. Francis St. Included in...

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Women’s Chorus hires new artistic director

Women's Chorus hires new artistic director January 21, 2016 Rob Keene stays busy. He directs music at Trinity Church as well as Congregation Emet v'Or, both of which are in Newport News. He sings with the Virginia Chorale, and instructs at Christopher Newport...

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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

Concert in the Park • 8/20

Sunday, August 20, 2017| 8 PM | Town Point Park, Norfolk Town Point Park, 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510 Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra will appear in concert Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 8:00 pm for a free evening Downtown Norfolk...

Symphony Under the Stars • 8/31

Thursday, August 31, 2017  | 7:30 PM | Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, Williamsburg Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, 201 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Grab your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and join us for a free outdoor concert at the College of William & Mary's...

Symphony Under the Stars • 9/2

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM | Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690 Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy a FREE concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under a canopy of...

Symphony Under the Stars • 9/3

Sunday, September 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM | Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy a FREE concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under a canopy of...