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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Awarded Prestigious National Grant

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...

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VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES $100,000 CHALLENGE MATCH

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...

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News & Reviews

VSO brings “Harry Potter” to life

by Seth Birkenmeyers birkenmeyer@vagazette.com Harry Potter, the boy who lived himself, will live again courtesy of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will perform every note of John Williams' iconic score alongside a screening of the first film in the...

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VSO tees up weekend concerts of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”

VSO tees up weekend concerts of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” January 19, 2017 Snow and winter have been in the news  lately, but the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is also giving some love to spring, summer and fall. Specifically, VSO is paying tribute to the “Four Seasons,”...

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Sounds of the Season on The Hampton Roads Show

Sounds of the Season on The Hampton Roads Show December 1, 2016 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – It’s December and it’s post-Thanksgiving which means the time is just right for holiday music. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is ready to bring you the sounds of the season! VSO...

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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

The Best of Wagner’s Ring Cycle • 10/20-10/22

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle is to opera...

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/29

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Robert Shoup and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest...

From the Music of Bach to the Reformation Symphony • 11/3-11/5

Friday, November 3, 2017| 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, November 5, 2017| 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach We mark the 500th Anniversary of the...

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 • 11/9 & 11/11

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 8PM | Regent University, Virginia Beach The second installment of the series begins with Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Kodály based the...