Friday, August 28, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, August 29, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM
Sunday, August 30, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, VA Beach | 2:30PM

A magnificent Beethoven birthday celebration…and a spectacular sendoff for a beloved Maestro!

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Jennifer Check, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano
Gene Stenger, tenor
Darren Stokes, bass

“One of the finest conductors of her generation.”
     -The New York Times

“Falletta conducted with a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein. Falletta has won conducting awards named for Toscanini, Walter and Stokowski. That seems appropriate as her podium draws on the legacy of all three–Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, and Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship.”
     -The Washington Post

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Arts Festival’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday is also a grand farewell to a beloved member of the region’s music community–an emotional event you won’t want to miss. Music Director of the VSO, JoAnn Falletta will lead the orchestra, soloists, and the Virginia Symphony Chorus in Beethoven’s soaring Ninth Symphony, with its mighty anthem “Ode to Joy.” Order your tickets now!*

*This program replaces the Virginia Arts Festival Beethoven concerts originally scheduled for May 15, 16 and 17, 2020; if you already have tickets for one of those performances, your tickets will be valid for the new dates.


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