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.

Boléro • 10/19 – 10/21

Friday, October 19, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM JoAnn Falletta and the VSO...

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/27

Saturday, October 27 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Kids and grown-ups! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the VSO for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever...


Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 7:30 PM BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! The Virginia Symphony sets the stage for an...

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel • 11/3

Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM , conductor AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocals Theirs was the harmony of a generation. Popular conductor Michael Krajewski returns to...