Center Stage with the VSO
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a full-time professional orchestra musician? Join the Grammy Award-winning Music Director of the renowned Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, as well as selected VSO musicians for ten engaging musical conversations. Hear music in an entirely new way, learn about the background and preparation of each musician, and discuss the various styles and eras as both the music and instruments evolved. Gain a deeper understanding of how each instrument makes its unique contribution and how the ensemble works together under the conductor’s leadership to interpret and convey the composer’s meaning.
Center Stage at CNU
CNU LifeLong Learning Society Class Series
Open to members of the LifeLong Learning Society. Click here for more information on joining the society through CNU
All classes take place on Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM and are held at the Peebles Theatre at the Ferguson Center or the Yoder Barn Theatre in Newport News.
- September 23, 2019: Simon Lapointe, Principal Second Violin
- September 30, 2019: John Shawger, Horn
- October 21, 2019: Will McPeters, Bass
- November 4, 2019: Sherie Lake Aguirre, Principal Oboe
- November 18, 2019: Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, Assistant Principal Cello
- January 27, 2020: Debra Wendells Cross, Principal Flute and Barbara Chapman, Principal Harp
- February 3, 2020: Jocelyn Smith, Viola
- February 24, 2020: Tanner Antonetti, Trombone
- March 9, 2020: William McVay, Percussion
- March 23, 2020: Rachel Ordaz, Flute and Piccolo
William McVay, Percussion
March 9, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Rachel Ordaz, Flute and Piccolo
March 23, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Friday, September 18, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PMSaturday, September 19, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30PMSunday, September 20, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7:30PM Suffolk native and Metropolitan...
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30 PMSaturday, 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...
Friday, October 23, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 7:30PMSaturday, October 24, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 7:30PMSunday, October 25, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM It’s the roaring ‘20s! Gershwin wrote...
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PMFriday, October 30, 2020 | CrossWalk Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PM The VSO’s principal clarinet Michael Byerly takes center stage to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – one of the most popular pieces...