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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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VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 CLASSICS SEASON

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 CLASSICS SEASON HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Jan. 19, 2017] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) announced today its programs for the 2017-2018 Classics season. In what will be its 97th season—and conductor JoAnn Falletta’s...

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News & Reviews

VSO plans holiday concerts

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the energy and warmth of the holidays with a pair of concerts, one grandiose and one more intimate. “Holiday Pops” heads to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News Friday, and “Holiday Brass” rings Dec. 15 at St....

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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

Scheherazade, and a Philip Glass Fantasy • 3/9-3/11

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8PM | L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Join guest conductor...

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony • 3/23

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg The final Williamsburg Classics program opens with György Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, a modestly modern piece composed in four movements played without pause. Using elements from the Romanian folk...

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...