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:

A Mozart Celebration • 3/21 – 3/24

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, March 23, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Guest conductor Scott Yoo, Chief...

Gershwin’s Rhapsody and More! • 3/28 & 3/29

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Friday, March 29, 2019 | Ferguson Center, Newport News | 8PM Hailed as “America’s Pianist,” Kevin Cole joins the VSO to pay homage to great American jazz giant George Gershwin! Chicago Tribune raves “When Cole...

An American in Paris • 3/31

Sunday, March 31, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM The School of Richmond Ballet joins the VSO for a dazzling display of dance! We’ll take a musical promenade through 1920’s Paris with a unique interpretation of one of George...

A Night at the Movies • 4/5 – 4/7

Friday, April 5, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, April 7, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Join the VSO for a Night at the Movies!...