Open Rehearsals

Schools and community groups are invited to observe the orchestra’s working rehearsals. These rehearsals offer an intimate view of the musicians and conductor in the artistic process of preparing a concert. Admission to these rehearsals is $5 per person.

Contact James Justice, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at to make reservations.

Reservations are available to ODU students only for the following rehearsals:

Handel’s Messiah

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM,
Virginia Beach

Rehearsing Messiah with orchestra, chorus, and soloists and conductor Adam Turner.


Thursday, March 8th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Norfolk

Rehearing works by Glass and Rimsky-Korsakov with Michael Laubach, VSO Principal Timpanist, Robert Cross, VSO Principal Percussionist, and Eric Jacobsen, conductor.

POPS: The Music of John Williams

Saturday, March 24th, 2018: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Norfolk

Rehearsing works by John Williams with Benjamin Rous, VSO Resident Conductor.

Carmina Burana, Plus a World Premiere!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Norfolk

Rehearsing Orff’s Carmina Burana with JoAnn Falletta.

Holiday Brass • 12/12-12/15

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30PM | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center , Norfolk Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7PM | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg Saturday, December 16 | 4PM...

Handel’s Messiah • 12/14-12/16

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 8PM |Regent University, Virginia Beach Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | First Baptist Church Newport News, Newport News Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8PM | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk Adam Turner conducts the Virginia Symphony...

A Roman Holiday • 1/19-1/21

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Share the warmth of the seven hills of Rome...


Saturday, January 27, 2018| 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Put on your super suit for a super epic adventure! The VSO, side-by-side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from your favorite superhero movies like Superman, Batman,...