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4.24.18 | Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Afternoon Encores

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,...

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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...

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News & Reviews

7.6.18 | VSO plans new assistant conductor’s debut

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....

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6.22.18 | Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway

Funhouse Fest 2018 finally gets underway By Seth 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...

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6.23.18 | Rain or shine, Funhouse Fest plays on

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...

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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

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/27

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...

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel • 11/3

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...

Latin Flair • 11/15 & 11/17

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...