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 jjustice@virginiasymphony.org to make reservations.

Reservations are available for the following rehearsals:

Holst’s The Planets

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Norfolk

Rehearsing works by Holst, Svane, and Ellisor with Victor Wooten, electric bass, and JoAnn Falletta, VSO Music Director.  Reserved for ODU Music Students.

Reformation Symphony

Wednesday, November 1st, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Norfolk

Rehearsing works by Bach and Mendelssohn with Simone Dinnerstein, pianist, and Benjamin Rous, VSO Resident Conductor.

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.

Scheherazade

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.

The Best of Wagner’s Ring Cycle • 10/20-10/22

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle is to opera...

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/29

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Robert Shoup and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest...

From the Music of Bach to the Reformation Symphony • 11/3-11/5

Friday, November 3, 2017| 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, November 5, 2017| 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach We mark the 500th Anniversary of the...

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 • 11/9 & 11/11

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 8PM | Regent University, Virginia Beach The second installment of the series begins with Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Kodály based the...