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HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Jan. 18, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announced today its programs for the 2018-2019 Classics season. In what will be its 98th season—and conductor JoAnn Falletta’s 28th season as Music Director—the VSO brings eight weeks of...

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Songs of Freedom

HAMPTON ROADS, VA (January 23, 2018) – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present the final concert in the 2017-2018 #VSOatRoper series, Songs of Freedom, on Friday, February 2 at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk. With Benjamin Rous leading the...

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News & Reviews

VSO’s Falletta delights at Ferguson Center

By John Shulson The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Friday performance in the Ferguson Center for the Arts was another example of superior playing at the hand of JoAnn Falletta. It was designed to entertain, and in that design it did. A solid program of...

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VSO concert emphasizes Philip Glass, “Scheherazade”

By Seth Birkenmeyer The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s latest concert mixes up its repertoire with a concert celebrating the contributions of composer Philip Glass and the continued relevance of “Scheherazade” March 9-11. The...

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VSO announces Pops season return

he Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced its 2018-19 Pops season, which launches in September and features tributes to Simon and Garfunkel, George Michael and hits of Broadway. “It’s just a great opportunity to relive your favorites. They’re icons,” said...

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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

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony • 3/23

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg The program opens with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni before William Walton’s viola concerto, featuring Juilliard graduate and Chesapeake, VA native Andrew Gonzalez. The concerto is an...

The Music of John Williams • 3/24

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk With a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in the history of cinema, including Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and...

Afternoon Encores • 5/2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:00PM | Virginia Beach Convention Center  A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads  Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical...