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8.17.18 | COMMUNITY CONCERT UNITES REGION THROUGH MUSIC

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...

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8.16.18 | VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

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...

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News & Reviews

8.28.18 | PREVIEW: Symphony By The Sea With Gonzalo Farias

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...

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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

Serenade to Music | ODU VSO Choral Side by Side • 3/5

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...

Grieg Piano Concerto • 3/9 & 3/10

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...

Classics Reborn • 3/15 & 3/16

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....

A Mozart Celebration • 3/21 – 3/24

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...