Chrysler Hall

215 St Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone:  (757) 664-6464
Capacity: 2,500
Parking:  Parking is available at several downtown Norfolk lots nearby.

Click here for an interactive parking map.

Subscribers to the Classics and Pops series at Chrysler Hall have the option of purchasing reserved parking in the Scope garage.  This service is managed by the City of Norfolk.  Order forms are included in subscriber kits, which are mailed mid-July.

Click on a seating chart above to download a PDF.

Accessible seating is available by contacting our box office at (757) 892-6366.

Assisted listening devices are available to hearing-impaired patrons at no cost.  Please see the House Manager on duty to request yours.

Chrysler Hall

Upcoming Concerts at Chrysler Hall

Symphony of Wines | 6/3

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 6:30pm | Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg

Join us for an evening of music and fine wines! Musical selections will be paired with wine and appetizers as the music notes and tasting notes work together to create a unique experience. 


Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season | 6/4

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 7:30pm | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Presented by Virginia Arts Festival

Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season
With Eric Jacobsen, Conductor

Featuring Debussy’s La Mer
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Teens with a Purpose

Join us for a Symphonic Celebration of Water in this final concert of Eric Jacobsen’s debut season as music director and conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This moving concert celebrates the literal and figurative power of water in our lives, with beloved works from the classical repertoire and spoken word and poetry readings that mark water’s place in our memory and imagination, our past and future. Water, water – everywhere.


Power and Promise | 10/21-10/23

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Oct. 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., Oct. 23, 2022 |2:30 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

Written by the acclaimed Andre Previn for Kathleen Battle with words by Nobel laureate and poet Toni Morrison, the song cycle “Honey and Rue” takes its inspiration from jazz, blues, and American spirituals. VSO Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins pairs this evocative piece with Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s “The Inextinguishable,” written during WWI, which features a “battle” between two timpani and radiates the elemental will to live.

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Katherine Jolly, soprano

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Andre Previn: Honey and Rue
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”

Neighbors and Friends | 11/17-11/19

Thur., Nov. 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Nov. 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Composer Jessie Montgomery, one of the greatest new voices of our time, wrote this nostalgic and beautiful piece for our soloist with whom she grew up on the lower East Side of Manhattan. Then hear Antonin Dvořák’s music composed at the beginning of what would become known as his American period. Though separated by 100 years, Dvořák and Montgomery lived about 10 blocks away from each other.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Masumi Per Rostad, viola

Jessie Montgomery: Viola Concerto
Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No 8

Holiday POPS! | 12/8-12/11

Thurs., Dec. 8, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Fri., Dec. 9, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., Dec. 11, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

The Messiah | 12/16-12/17

Fri., Dec. 16, 2022 | 7:30 PM | First Baptist Church, Newport News
Sat., Dec. 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Electric Bass Superstar Returns! | 1/20-1/22

Electric Bass Superstar Returns!

Fri., Jan. 20, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Jan. 21, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., Jan. 22, 2023 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

Five-time Grammy-winner and Newport News, VA native Victor Wooten returns to the VSO – this time playing an amazing piece he’s written for himself with orchestra. William Dawson wrote only one symphony, which premiered in New York under
the baton of Leopold Stokowski in 1937 to great acclaim but was neglected in later years. Described as “emotionally charged and rigorously constructed,” its rediscovery is thrilling audiences around the world.

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Victor Wooten, electric bass

Peter Boyer: Silver Fanfare
William Dawson: Negro Symphony
Victor Wooten: La Lección Tres, for electric bass and orchestra


Gospel According to Swing with Byron Stripling | 2/17-2/18

Gospel According to Swing with Byron Stipling

Fri., Feb. 17, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Feb. 18, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Experience this jubilant concert bursting with the spirit of gospel music, and bubbling with the influences of jazz and blues!

The Incomparable Yo-Yo Ma | 2/23

The Incomparable Yo-Yo Ma

Thurs., Feb. 23, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Eric Jacobsen and the VSO are thrilled to welcome the world’s greatest cellist and Eric’s mentor of 20 years, Yo-Yo Ma, for his first appearance here with orchestra since 1999. Mr. Ma’s performance of Dvořák’s famous concerto will be a special highlight of this season’s tribute to the composer.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Add this to your subscription package for priority seating! This concert is ONLY available to UNLIMITED and 8-CONCERT subscribers.


Mozart’s Requiem | 3/9-3/12

Mozart's Requiem

Thurs., Mar. 9, 2023 | 7:30PM |Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Fri., Mar. 10, 2023 | 7:30PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sun., Mar. 12, 2023 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

The Connie and Marc Jacobson Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta returns
to direct the orchestra and VSO Chorus in Mozart’s transcendent Requiem, with
its darkly rich orchestration and otherworldly radiance. The program begins with
Richard Strauss’ tone poem that explores what lies beyond our earthly existence.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, concertmaster

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem


Violinist Gil Shaham Returns | 3/24-3/26

Violinist Gil Shaham Returns

Fri., Mar. 24, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Mar. 25, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., Mar. 26, 2023 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

Since his surprise appearance with the VSO when he was just 17 years old (a lastminute replacement for Yehudi Menuhin) Gil Shaham has been a special favorite of local audiences even as he has become one of America’s most revered and recorded instrumentalists. He performs the beautiful Dvořák Violin Concerto, a youthful piece that is virtuosic and joyous all the way through. The program also includes a selection of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, newly reimagined by composers commissioned specifically for this project.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Antonin Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvořák: Slavonic Dances

Romantic Meltdown | 4/21-4/22

Romantic Meltdown

Fri., Apr. 21, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., Apr. 22, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

His Symphony No. 1 was reportedly Tchaikovsky’s own favorite piece. Like Tchaikovsky, composer Anna Clyne, an inventive collaborator once described by NPR as “fearless,” always tells a story with her music to create a very distinct sound and color. Also on the program is the piece lovingly called “Rach 2” by its legions of devotees – the ultimate piano thrill ride.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano

Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Sergei Rachmaninov: Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1


From the Silk Road to the Planets | 5/11-5/14

Thur., May 11, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Fri., May 12, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., May 14, 2023 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach 

The VSO welcomes two members of the legendary Silk Road Ensemble: the world’s leading virtuoso on the tabla, Sandeep Das, and composer Kayhan Kalhor! Music Director Eric Jacobsen takes us all on a journey from the farthest reaches of our universe to the most joyous human dance imaginable, an accessible emotional bridge to one of the world’s most ancient cultures.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh
Sandeep Das, tabla
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus Women

Gabriel Fauré: Pie Jesu
Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur
Gustav Holst: The Planets



Chris Thile: World Premiere | 5/19-5/21

Chris Thile: World Premiere

Fri., May 19, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center, Newport News
Sat., May 20, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sun., May 21, 2023 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

Join the VSO for the world premiere of mandolin master Chris Thile’s new concerto with orchestra! We are so proud that Chris has chosen the VSO for this opportunity – it’s a tribute to the orchestra and our music director’s dedication to collaboration and fostering new works at the crossroads of American music.

Made possible by the Susan S. Goode Performance Fund. Co-presented with the Virginia Arts Festival.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Chris Thile, mandolin


Nathaniel Stampley starred as ‘Porgy’ in the Broadway National Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. He has also starred on Broadway in CATS, The Color Purple, and The Lion King. West End (London): The Lion King. Broadway National Tours include Ragtime and Orpheus Returns. Other credits include Big Love, Fiorello! and Lost in the Stars, New York City Center's Encores!; Abyssinia, Pacific Overtures, Strike Up the Band, One Touch of Venus, Violet, Once on This Island, Big River, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Show Boat, Harriet: The Woman Called Moses, El Capitan, Girl Crazy, and The King and I. He has performed in The Weill Music Institute concert series, Musical Explorers and Link Up with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall, and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Other concerts include 92Y, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra (Naxos recording). El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony and Bernstein's Mass with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.


Ali EwoldtAli Ewoldt has appeared as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Cosette in Les Miserables (Broadway, National Tour), The King and I (Broadway, Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Maria in West Side Story (National Tour, International Tour). Ali’s concert work includes: Alice Tully Hall, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Houston Symphony, Kaohsiung Symphony and The Boston Pops. Ali has a BA in psychology from Yale University and is a proud Filipina-American. @aliewoldt


Teri Hansen has received International recognition for her crossover abilities as a singing actress from Opera to Broadway and concert stages around the world. Miss Hansen made her Broadway debut in The Boys From Syracuse and starred in London’s West End as ‘Magnolia’ in Hal Prince’s Tony award winning production of Show Boat. Most recently she starred in the National Tours of The Sound Of Music (Elsa) and the Tony Award winning An American In Paris. Miss Hansen starred in tours of The Music Man as ‘Marian Paroo’, ‘Guenevere’ in Camelot and as ‘Magnolia’ in Show Boat. Internationally recognized as an interpreter of Weill, Miss Hansen starred as “Rose” in the film version of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Miss Hansen also toured for years with Marvin Hamlisch, appeared at the Lincoln Center singing Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as regular appearances there as a part of the prestigious “Meet the Artist” series. Her solo CD “Into Your Arms…Love Songs of Richard Rodger’s” is available worldwide.



Sean MacLaughlin recently garnered critical acclaim across the country performing the role of Juan Peron in the Broadway National Tour of Evita. He has sung with countless symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Canada singing the music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Rodgers. Broadway credits include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Elton John’s Lestat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman In White and Bombay Dreams. Other credits include Transport Groups Productions of The Audience, Requiem for William, and Baby: in Concert; South Pacific: In Concert at Carnegie Hall; Grand Hotel, Follies and More at Signature Theatre in DC; The Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along and Chess at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Frank Wildhorn’s Excalibur and Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. Film includes HBO’s Something the Lord Made and Walking Shadows.


VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.