10.17.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert, Halloween Spooktacular
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Oct. 17, 2018] – The VSO returns to Sandler Center for the Performing Arts to open its 2018-2019 Peanut Butter and Jam Family Concert Series with Halloween Spooktacular, conducted by Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias! Designed for ages 3-12, but...read more
8.21.18 | FREE CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS HIGHLIGHT LABOR DAY WEEKEND BY THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [August 21, 2018] – Scenic outdoor venues across Hampton Roads – including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Yorktown – will each host Virginia Symphony Orchestra concerts “Under the Stars” August 30 through September 2, as part of its...read more
The City of Norfolk & Virginia Symphony Orchestra hosts second annual event HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 17, 2018] – Whether voice or violin, guitar or trumpet, Norfolk is coming together around music to promote healing and peace Community musicians will perform...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS HAMPTON ROADS, VA [AUGUST 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome two new members to its board of directors. With them they bring considerable experience in organizational leadership...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [July 17, 2018] – Single tickets for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season will go on sale Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. In its 98th season, the orchestra will present five series of Classical, POPS and family concerts in eight...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [June 27, 2018] – Approaching its centennial season in 2020-21, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is expanding into exciting new areas of opportunity – and challenging expectations of what a 21st century orchestra can be. At the same time, the...read more
News & Reviews
By Rebecca Evans Last weekend, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra commenced their 2018-2019 season with performances at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, Chrysler Hall, and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The show, titled Pictures at an Exhibition, featured...read more
By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot Aug 23, 2018 The power of music and love will be on display at a special event Sunday in Norfolk. And for music lovers, the event offers a chance for amateurs to play and sing with real pros. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus...read more
By John Shulson Sept. 26, 2018 While the opening program of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s season Friday in the Ferguson Center, classified it as “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by far the work that captured the attention of the audience and the evening was guest...read more
In a new ad focused on Macy’s fall collection, BBDO continues its “Find the Remarkable You” campaign by featuring six women from different walks of professional life, yet bound together by their talent, leadership and achievements. The group is impressive, inspiring...read more
9.15.18 | With clock ticking with Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta takes it ‘one concert at a time’
She knows what her last number will be. The sly smile on JoAnn Falletta’s face makes that clear. But she’s not telling. She has been the music director for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for 27 years, far longer than any of her 10 predecessors. This spring she...read more
August 28, 2018 By Montague Gammon III Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s final outdoor summer, free admission, Symphony by the Sea concert fires off an intercontinental musical mix of short works by and about accomplished and powerful women, bracketed by tributes to the...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
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Roper Theater, Norfolk | 7:30PM The Virginia Symphony Chorus, directed by Robert Shoup, and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale, directed by Nancy K. Klein, will combine voices in a selection of choral works to delight the listener. Featuring acapella...
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Jeffrey Biegel returns to the VSO for one of the most-loved concertos of all time, Grieg’s Piano Concerto. This...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM Saturday, March 16, 2019 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 8PM This concert is a celebration of innovation, examining works in which each composer borrows classic forms and makes them new....
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, March 23, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Guest conductor Scott Yoo, Chief...