HAMPTON ROADS, VA [November 15, 208] -- Back by popular demand, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the iconic film franchise Star Wars. Hundreds of Star Wars enthusiasts are expected to gather at the Ferguson Center for the Arts on May 4, a...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA – November 13, 2018 – Grammy-winning conductor and VSO Music Director JOANN FALLETTA leads the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Winter Dreams: Classics for the Season, November 30 through December 2, as it kicks-off its popular holiday music season in...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [November 6, 2018] – Newly appointed Virginia Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias, a native of Chile, will present “Latin Flair,” a colorful, dynamic program of music with Spanish and Latin American origins. The lush, whimsical...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [November 1, 2018] – After filling your belly this Thanksgiving, grab the family and fill your hearts with the soulful sounds of Motown! Dancing In the Street: The Music of Motown is the perfect way to show visiting friends and family a great time...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 26, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Sentara Healthcare, will present a special presentation, Music and Medicine, this November. Joined by Dr. Kamal Chemali and resident pianist Prisca Benoit of Sentara’s Music...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS COMIC CONCERT HAMPTON ROADS, VA [October 19, 2018] – BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! On Saturday, October 27, at 7:30PM, at Sandler Center for the...read more
News & Reviews
by John Shulson The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Williamsburg season was a two-hitter special in that it introduced to us the VSO’s new assistant conductor, Gonzalo Farias, and, although it was changed this past spring, somewhat officially the new name of the former...read more
11.27.18 | VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz – ’Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations’ [INSIGHT]
The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Schoenfeld International Cello Competition and the Boulder International Art of Duo Chamber Music Competition 1st prize winner, American cello virtuoso Julian Schwarz. In a VC exclusive guest blog, the 27-year-old...read more
10.21.18 | A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and the Virginia Symphony present a range of Gallic creations.
By Phillip Nones, 21 October 2018 This concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and JoAnn Falletta proved to be a grand celebration of the French musical spirit. Two composers on the program were members of Les Six. Germaine Tailleferre's Ouverture made for an...read more
By John Shulson Friday’s Virginia Symphony Orchestra performance at the Ferguson Art Center was a mixed bag of musical offerings, ranging from the not familiar to the very familiar. Conceptually, it was one of director JoAnn Falletta’s more interesting assembly of...read more
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
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
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM Friday, December 14, 2018 | First Baptist Church, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | 8PM Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and VSO Chorus...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake | 7PM Friday, December 14, 2018 | St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg | 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Regent University Chapel, Virginia Beach | 7PM Sunday, December 16, 2018 |...
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Friday, December 21, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Saturday, December 22, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 8PM Join us for the must-see...
Saturday, December 22 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music...