HAMPTON ROADS, VA [May 15, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a program of works by two classical and contemporary geniuses in the finale concert of the 2017-18 Regent Classics Series. Resident conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in this...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [May 14, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead in the final concert in the 2017-18 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series. Inspired by Prokofiev’s Peter and the World and bearing similarities to...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AFTERNOON ENCORES CONCERTS FOR HAMPTON ROADS SENIOR COMMUNITY HAMPTON ROADS, VA [APRIL 24, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present concerts designed especially for the Hampton Roads Senior community on May 1, May 2,...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [April 23, 2018] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, led by special guest conductor Damon Gupton, will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy in its concert “The Music of Star Wars.” The concert will be held...read more
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
News & Reviews
As the Virginia Symphony Orchestra plans a return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the concert series, the organization also welcomes its new assistant conductor. The Symphony by the Sea concert series kicks off Thursday with Gonzalo Farias debuting in the role....read more
Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway By Seth Birkenmeyersbirkenmeyer@vagazette.com June 22, 2018 Update 9:15 p.m.: The Virginia Arts Festival announces it will begin re-entry at 9:15 p.m. and Alison Krauss will perform at 9:30 p.m. Update 8:27 p.m.: The Virginia...read more
By Noah Petersen Over the weekend, thousands flocked to an enormous tent and lawn in Williamsburg to eat, drink, listen to music and stay dry — if possible. The third annual Funhouse Fest presented by the Virginia Arts Festival was held Friday and Saturday on the lawn...read more
By Mike Holtzclaw It didn’t take long for the good word to start spreading about Bruce Hornsby’s Funhouse Fest. The Williamsburg musician and songwriter launched the event in 2016 in connection with the Virginia Arts Festival, happily “breaking out (his) Rolodex” to...read more
By Dave Gil de Rubio Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 Bruce Hornsby is an artist who never ceases to surprise music lovers. Casual fans know him for his piano playing and singing on early hits – “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain” and “The Valley Road.” Devotees would be...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
Saturday, October 27 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Kids and grown-ups! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the VSO for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever...
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7:30 PM BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! The Virginia Symphony sets the stage for an...
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM , conductor AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocals Theirs was the harmony of a generation. Popular conductor Michael Krajewski returns to...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 8PM The 2018-2019 Regent Classics Series begins with a program of Spanish and South American origins. We’ll hear from a...