HAMPTON ROADS, VA -- After 27 years as artistic leader of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta today announced that she will conclude her tenure as Music Director in June of 2020, as the organization looks forward to its second century as one of America’s...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [APRIL 13, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced today its programming for the 2018-19 Regent Classics Series. “As we embark on the 2018-19 season, we look forward to expanding the depth of knowledge of classical music to our audiences.”...read more
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Closes Classics Series with Carmina Burana and a World Premiere by Michael Daugherty
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [March 29, 2018] – For its finale concert of the 2017-2018 Classics series, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present Carmina Burana PLUS a World Premiere by Michael Daugherty. Performances are on Friday, April 6 at 8 P.M. at Ferguson Center for...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [February 28, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a thrilling program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and a contemporary masterwork by Philip Glass. The concert will open with Barber’s dramatic Adagio for Strings, before...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [JAN. 26, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present its next concert in the 2017-2018 Pops series, Whole Lotta Shakin’ – Swing to Rock, at the beginning of February. Led by Philly POPS conductor Michael Krajewski, the VSO will be joined by...read more
Hampton Roads, VA [February 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues the 2017-2018 season with a night of Classics from Chopin and Brahms. Led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, the program begins with Mendelssohn’s poetic work, Fingal’s Cave,...read more
News & Reviews
May 11, 2018 Congratulations on the excellent front page story in The Virginia Gazette on the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the incredible work it does with young musicians in our local schools. Since the inception of this valuable program that provides music...read more
Pianist bidding adieu to Virginia Arts Festival with Mozart concert Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot May 10, 2018 When he was 3, André-Michel Schub refused to take afternoon naps. By then, his family had been in New York City for about two years after moving from...read more
By Mal Vincent May 10, 2018 Brooke Shields has been in the public eye for so long that many of her fans feel protective of her, having watched her grow up in one of the world’s toughest businesses. For four decades she has been the nation’s “pretty baby” of the...read more
Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Pure magic in a perfect setting By Kip Tabb on May 2, 2018 It doesn’t get much better than this: On the last Saturday in April, beneath a deep blue sky with scattered clouds and the Roanoke Sound as a backdrop, the Virginia...read more
5.1.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra members help and inspire Berkeley musicians by Amelia Heymann editor's note: an earlier version of this story misidentified the VSO bassist Scott Harris. A man sits in front of an upright bass half his size, clearly...read more
By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot Apr 26, 2018 Updated Apr 26, 2018 The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s matinee concert last year for senior citizens was such a success that it is expanding the concept to three performances this year. The Afternoon Encores...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
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8PM | Regent University, Virginia Beach This remarkable performance will feature signature works by two musical icons – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arguably the greatest composer of all time, and “America’s foremost composer,” Aaron Copland....
Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. Join us for Moonlight and Music on the Bay, a farewell celebration of VSO Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra along with vocalists performing...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 2:00PM | Denbigh Community Center, Newport News A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads Robert Shoup, conductor Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the...
Saturday, June 2, 2018 | "On the Lawn" of Main Street & Walter Reed Way | 8PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating its 12th year making music accessible to everyone! The Cook Foundation presents the Symphony under the Stars FREE Family Concert on...