The Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg

The Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg (VSSGW) is a proud supporter of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO), one of Virginia’s top cultural institutions. Directed by internationally acclaimed director, JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra has distinguished itself across the country and was recently elevated to national status upon being admitted to the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians.

The VSSGW is dedicated to enhancing the rich cultural life of Greater Williamsburg and Hampton Roads through support of this wonderful orchestra. VSO members are active in attending concerts, assisting with regional outreach activities, fundraising, pre-concert dinners, receptions and special events.

Upcoming Events

Seasonal Socials

Get to know other area music lovers and enjoy live performances by VSO musicians at our seasonal socials! Our gatherings are held either in the home of one of our members, or at a local business, gallery,  or museum. RSVP and a small fee are required.

We are busy planning exciting new events for the upcoming season! Stay tuned for updates. You can also follow us on our FaceBook page for announcements.




Pre-Concert Dinners

Gather with members for festive pre-concert dinners before local concerts! Every dinner features a private performance from a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Dinner price varies depending on venue, but often includes bus transportation to and from the dinner location and the concert… and when we’re lucky, wine too!

2018 Annual Meeting

Date TBA (Spring 2018)

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Gala –  An Elegant Emerald Evening

The Virginia Symphony Society’s 2018 annual gala benefit for the VSO honored Benjamin Rous, VSO Resident Conductor for eight years. The gala was held on St. Patrick’s Day at Two Rivers Country Club and featured performances by Mr. Rous and the New Commonwealth Quartet, the VSO Woodwind Quartet, and VSO violinist Amanda Gates (above) who performed Irish tunes on fiddle. A Warhill High School strings student ensemble provided pre-dinner entertainment. Funds raised at the gala help support VSO outreach activities in the Williamsburg area.

View over 200 event photos on Flickr!

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

 Williamsburg Library Free Concert Series

Join us as the Williamsburg Regional Library hosts Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians throughout the year for free concerts in the library theatre located at 515 Scotland Street!  No tickets required.

Next Concert:
“Celebrations” – Brass Ensemble

May 23, 2018 (Wed.) | 7:30 – 8:30 pm

The Music of Star Wars • 4/27

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM Performing original music from the iconic motion picture series, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away in a concert of Jedi proportions. Experience the...

OBX Outdoor Concert • 4/28

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Roanoke Island-Festival Park, Manteo, NC | 3PM 1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954 Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by nationally acclaimed resident conductor Benjamin Rous. This evening’s...

Afternoon Encores • 5/1

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 2:00 PM | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake  A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads Robert Shoup, conductor Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the...

Afternoon Encores • 5/2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:00PM | Virginia Beach Convention Center  A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads  Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical...