HAMPTON ROADS, VA [SEPT. 12, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will open its 97th season Sept. 22-24 with a trip through the galaxy with Gustav Holst’s The Planets and a special piece that showcases the amazing talent of Newport News native Victor Wooten. “This...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SEVEN VENUES ANNOUNCES HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE™ IN CONCERT
For the first time in Norfolk, audiences will experience the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film live from one of the most beloved film series in history. Tickets available starting Friday, August 11th at Virginiasymphony.org and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017-18 REGENT UNIVERSITY CLASSICS SERIES HAMPTON ROADS, VA [MAY 2, 2017] -- The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced today its programming for the 2017-2018 Regent Classics Series. Sponsored by Regent University, this series...read more
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...read more
News & Reviews
Dec. 13, 2017 Acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta leads a massive musical force of over 100 musicians, including four antiphonal off-stage brass ensembles, and a chorus of 140 singers in a new recording of Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, Requiem by Hector...read more
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....read more
NORFOLK, Va. – Good news for Harry Potter fans! The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets live at Chrysler Hall. In November, the VSO performed live music to first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Now,...read more
Virginia Symphony Orchestra to perform score during screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’
J.K. Rowling fans can enjoy “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” this month at the Chrysler Hall with a special twist. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform the movie’s score, composed by John Williams, while the film plays on a 40-foot screen. The orchestra...read more
For her tireless work as a volunteer for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Fran Pedersen received the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads’ top award for support of the arts. Pedersen started playing bass with the symphony while she was a student at Maury High...read more
JoAnn Falletta was embarrassed. It was the mid-1980s, still early in the orchestral conductor’s career, and she’d taken a position as music director of the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic in San Francisco. The mission for the group was to play music written by women....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
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...
March 20, 2018 | 7PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Enjoy a concert featuring the Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra side-by-side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra! Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture Paul Kim,...
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...
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...