Hampton Roads, VA [October 5, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens the 2017-18 Williamsburg and Regent University Classics series with Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, along with other classical favorites.The concert opens with Respighi’s Botticelli Triptych, a...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Sept. 29, 2017] - The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music and conversation exploring the artistic expression of veterans in response to their unique experiences. The concert and conversation will be led by the VSO’s Resident...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [SEPT. 12, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will open its 97th season Sept. 22-24 with a trip through the galaxy with Gustav Holst’s The Planets and a special piece that showcases the amazing talent of Newport News native Victor Wooten. “This...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SEVEN VENUES ANNOUNCES HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE™ IN CONCERT
For the first time in Norfolk, audiences will experience the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film live from one of the most beloved film series in history. Tickets available starting Friday, August 11th at Virginiasymphony.org and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
News & Reviews
by Seth Birkenmeyers email@example.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...read more
By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Aug 2, 2017 Updated Aug 2, 2017 This fall, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will give a musical treatment to tales of spells and magical youth. The VSO has announced that it will perform "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" at...read more
Virginia Symphony soloists distinguish themselves in "Four Seasons" program January 24, 2017 For a near-capacity crowd Friday at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, the Virginia Symphony’s “Four Seasons” concert was one happy surprise after another. It...read more
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,”...read more
Virginia Symphony concerts brighten the holiday season in Hampton Roads December 2, 2016 By David Nicholson Correspondent Deck the halls with symphony musicians. Bright brass, warm violins and heavenly choruses are on the bill as the Virginia Symphony rolls out...read more
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...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, 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...
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...
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...
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...