Virginia Symphony Orchestra

POPS! Concert Series

Havana Nights with the Mambo Kings • 10/8 – 10/10

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30 PM

Join us for this evening of hot Latin jazz and mambo with New York’s foremost Latin jazz ensemble, in concert with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra! The Mambo Kings will bring their “explosive blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and improvisation” to classical favorites, pop hits, and jazz standards. Together, we’ll take you on a Latin jazz club tour that will have you up and dancing all night!

Classical Mystery Tour • 11/12 – 11/14

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30 PM

Can you imagine the energy and sheer thrill of hearing The Beatles performing in concert with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra? Now you can find out for yourself when Classical Mystery Tour, the premier Beatles tribute band, joins the VSO in a show The Los Angeles Times called “More than just an incredible simulation – a live performance with a high goose-bump quotient.” The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like John, Paul, George and Ringo as they perform fifty years of timeless Beatles hits from “Meet the Beatles” all the way to “Abbey Road.” Many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show. Now you can – with the full symphony orchestra!

RESCHEDULED: The Streisand Songbook • 11/27 -11/28

Friday, November 27, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PM
Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | 7:30PM

Join the Virginia Symphony as we celebrate the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand’s multi-faceted career, Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will show off her gorgeous voice with iconic hits like “The Way We Were,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, and “Cry Me a River.” Callaway, who was named Performer of the Year, is a master of Streisand’s style and of the American songbook. Don’t miss her stellar first performance with the VSO!

Ann Hampton Calloway, vocalist
Erin Freeman, conductor

*This program replaces the Virginia Symphony concerts originally scheduled for March 20 and 21, 2020. If you already have tickets for one of those performances, your tickets will be valid for the new dates. Patrons who have tickets for the concert originally scheduled for March 21, 2020 at Chrysler Hall will be receive new tickets in the mail.

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Holiday POPS! • 12/11 – 12/13

Friday, December 11, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7:00 PM

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, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, 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 2020 Holiday season together!

Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance • 2/11/2021 – 2/12/2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM
Friday, February 12, 2021 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30 PM

Broadway’s Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas present their show Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance, a fun and flirty musical exploration of love in the American Songbook. Soaring ballads and swinging up-tempos come to life through rarely before heard stories about what was happening in the romantic lives of composers like George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Lorenz Hart when they were writing their most famous love songs. Michael and Tiffany present brand-new arrangements of cherished classics from landmark composers and exciting new songs by some of New York’s most talented up and coming musical theater writers. Come get Cheek to Cheek with one of Broadway’s most talented duos in this exciting new show featuring popular works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Lowe, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and more.

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles • 3/18/2021 – 3/19/2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PM
Friday, March 19, 2021 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30 PM

For more than three decades, Hotel California has blown away fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy Award-winning sounds of super-group The Eagles. Marvel at their spirited blend of originality and excellence – which has taken them to an unprecedented level of international recognition. This dynamic, highly acclaimed performance will show off the Eagles’ world renowned vocal harmonies, authentic instrumentation, and all their specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that will have you waving your arms and dancing in the aisles to “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane” and more of your favorite megahits!