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
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Closes Classics Series with Carmina Burana and a World Premiere by Michael Daugherty
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [March 29, 2018] – For its finale concert of the 2017-2018 Classics series, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present Carmina Burana PLUS a World Premiere by Michael Daugherty. Performances are on Friday, April 6 at 8 P.M. at Ferguson Center for...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [February 28, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a thrilling program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and a contemporary masterwork by Philip Glass. The concert will open with Barber’s dramatic Adagio for Strings, before...read more
HAMPTON ROADS, VA [JAN. 26, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present its next concert in the 2017-2018 Pops series, Whole Lotta Shakin’ – Swing to Rock, at the beginning of February. Led by Philly POPS conductor Michael Krajewski, the VSO will be joined by...read more
Hampton Roads, VA [February 16, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues the 2017-2018 season with a night of Classics from Chopin and Brahms. Led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, the program begins with Mendelssohn’s poetic work, Fingal’s Cave,...read more
News & Reviews
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
NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia Symphony Orchestra is doing a tribute to one of the world’s most revered rock bands of all time, Journey. Chia-Hsuan Lin and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the band by putting an orchestral spin on ballads and hits like “Don’t...read more
John Shulson The Virginia Arts Festival has grown into such a big event that it offers entertainment throughout the year. Last December, it brought the Vienna Boy Choir to St. Bede, a holiday prelude to April’s official start of the Festival which found the Virginia...read more
May 11, 2018 Congratulations on the excellent front page story in The Virginia Gazette on the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the incredible work it does with young musicians in our local schools. Since the inception of this valuable program that provides music...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
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park: The Music of Elton John, a Summer Pops Concert • 7/29
July 29, 2018 | Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia | 6pm-10pm Free & open to the public! The park opens at 6pm for picnics. The concert begins at 7:30pm. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert is the fourth concert, in a series of 5...
August 16, 2018 | Neptune's Park (31st Street / Atlantic Avenue) | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Symphony by the Sea Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air for...
Thursday, August 30 | Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, Williamsburg | 7:00PM - 9:00PM Saturday, September 1 | Yorktown Riverwalk Landing | 7:30PM - 9:30PM Sunday, September 2 | Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake | 7:30PM - 9:30PM Grab your picnic baskets and lawn...
September 6, 2018 | Neptune's Park (31st Street / Atlantic Avenue) | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Symphony by the Sea Series, presented by The Breeden Company, is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air for...