Important Announcement: VSO Gala Postponed.

Putting on the Glitz - A Night of Big Band Music and Vocals

We’ll only get the opportunity to celebrate 100 years once, and we intend to make it special!

For obvious reasons, our focus this fall is on providing safe, optimal concert experiences. We want to be able to host the anniversary event when we have the best chance to do so in its fullest vision, unencumbered by the COVID pandemic.

As a result, our volunteer committee has decided that the Gala – previously scheduled for November 20, 2021, will be postponed, and rescheduled in 2022.

Postponing does provide an exciting opportunity. Our new Music Director, Eric Jacobsen, will have the chance to take the lead on the creative vision for the event and we look forward to sharing his exciting plans with you!

 

Please stay tuned for more exciting updates – we will share a new date and location as soon as we can. Until then, we hope to see you in the concert halls soon.

Sponsorship Info

For more information, please contact Lauren DiPeppe at ldipeppe@virginiasymphony.org or 757-213-1417

Presenting Sponsor: $50,000

  • Title recognition in all publicity and printed materials
  • Three prime tables to the Gala dinner (thirty seats)
  • Opportunity to welcome the Gala attendees from the podium
  • Full back-page recognition in the evening’s program book
  • 10 tickets to 2021/22 Virginia Symphony performances with VIP access for guests throughout the season.
  • Recognition in Virginia Symphony season program book (September 2021-June 2022)

Conductor Partner: $25,000

  • Recognition in all publicity and printed materials
  • Two prime tables to the Gala dinner (twenty seats)
  • Full page recognition in the evening’s program book, with choice of inside front cover or inside back cover
  • 10 tickets to 2021/22 Virginia Symphony performances with backstage tour for your group
  • Recognition in Virginia Symphony season program book (September 2021-June 2022)

Concertmaster Partner: $15,000

  • One prime table to the Gala dinner (ten seats)
  • Full page recognition in the evening’s program book
  • 8 tickets to 2021/22 Virginia Symphony performances
  • Recognition in Virginia Symphony season program book (September 2021-June 2022)

Principal Partner: $10,000

  • One prime table to the Gala dinner (ten seats)
  • Full page recognition in the evening’s program book
  • 6 tickets to 2021/22 Virginia Symphony performances

Bravo Partner $5,000

  • One prime table to the Gala dinner (ten seats)
  • Half-page ad in the evening’s program book

VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.