Virginia Symphony Orchestra
POPS! Concert Series
Sat. October 30, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
These are the voyages of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Our continuing mission: to explore the strange, new and iconic themes of your favorite sci-fi films. To boldly go where no orchestra has gone before. Beam me up, Scotty!
Benjamin Rous, conductor
Fri. December 10, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. December 11, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Harrison Opera House
Sun. December 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Sandler Center
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday POPS! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony and special guests. Holiday POPS will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect and more — high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the 2021 Holiday season together!
Robert Shoup, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Fri. January 21, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. January 22, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Classic Broadway shines with hit after hit from the Golden Age of the 1940s and 1950s. Composers featured include Bernstein, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe. You’ll be ‘So In Love’ with this show that you won’t want the evening to end! Favorites from Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and more!
Alicia Hall Moran, vocalist
Teri Hansen, vocalist
Nicholas Rodriguez, vocalist
Thurs. February 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Fri. February 4, 2022 |7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Among the best-selling musical artists of all time, the Bee Gees’ distinctive sound comes alive again with the Virginia Symphony! From the Gibb brothers’ early days which featured Robin’s clear vibrato lead vocals, to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack which won five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, the band will live forever in the hearts of fans around the world. This show offers all of the band’s 70’s disco hits from “Stayin’ Alive” to “Night Fever” while embracing many of their early works.
Adam Turner, conductor
Fri. February 25, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. February 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Byron Stripling is heralded as a “powerhouse trumpeter gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger.” He’ll explore a magical world of song and dance popularized in the clubs of the ’40s and ’50s. Inspired by Harlem’s famed musical hot spots like The Cotton Club and The Savoy, this swingin’ night of musical sensations focuses on Harlem’s heyday — a time when Duke Ellington’s orchestra was the house band, and Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ethel Waters showcased the classics! Thrill to the vocals of Carmen Bradford and the fancy footwork of tapdancer Leo Manzari.
Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocalist
Leo Manzari, tap
Fri. June 10, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Back by popular demand, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the iconic film franchise Star Wars. Experience the entire saga through the films’ scores written by the legendary John Williams, including music from Rogue One and Episode VII: The Force Awakens.