Master Classes

Each season, the Education and Community Engagement Department holds Master Classes that feature VSO guest artists and VSO musicians. Participating students have the opportunity to experience the hands-on nature of these unique classes where private music lessons go public. Selected students will play for and be critiqued by the Featured artist. The perspectives offered by these world-class artists inspire participants and audience members alike.

FREE admission, open to the public, no reservation required.

Master Classes are generously supported by the Mayer I., Oscar Brandeis and Frances Levy Birshtein Fund.

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Upcoming Classes:

Mahler & Mozart • 2/21-2/23

Mahler & Mozart • 2/21-2/23

Friday, February 21, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, February 22, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PMSunday, February 23, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Perfoming Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM “Danzmayr has what it takes,” wrote The...

Stravinsky Firebird • 3/6-3/8

Stravinsky Firebird • 3/6-3/8

Friday, March 06, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, March 07, 2020 | L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk | 8PMSunday, March 08, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Chicago-born conductor...

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 • 3/13 & 3/14

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 • 3/13 & 3/14

Friday, March 13, 2020 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PMSaturday, March 14, 2020 | Jamestown High School, Williamsburg | 7:30PM Meet the artists and discover the orchestra experience from a new perspective during Behind the Notes, a pre-concert talked...

The Streisand Songbook • 3/20 – 3/21

The Streisand Songbook • 3/20 – 3/21

Friday, March 20, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, March 21, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Join the Virginia Symphony as we celebrate the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists. Singing timeless...