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Behind the Notes

Meet the artists and discover the orchestra experience from a new perspective during Behind the Notes, a pre-concert talk hosted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta or Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous. These casual presentations give you a special look at the music of the day as well as the music-makers themselves. One hour before each Classics Concert.  

Free to ticket holders!

Broadway A to Z … ABBA to Les Miz!™ • 1/18 & 1/19

Friday, January 18, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, January 19, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM We’re back with the best of Broadway! Your favorite Broadway hits spanning the decades, from Jerome Kern to Comden and...

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 • 1/25 – 1/27

Friday, January 25, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Composed during a health...

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 • 2/1 & 2/2

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 8PM This program is centered around the concept of identity and the risks involved in being true to one’s own. Each composer in...