Safety:

As we enter this new season, your safety is our main priority. Masks will be required for entry to all VSO indoor performances. We will be carefully monitoring conditions as the season progresses, along with local, state and CDC guidelines. We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration this year, as our protocols may change as we move through the season.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass Musician

Frequently Asked Questions

Will seating be socially distanced?

Seating will be socially distanced upon request. If you would like to sit socially distanced, please ask an usher at the hall who can guide you to a different seat, or call us at 757.892.6366.

Will Chrysler Hall have prepaid parking passes?

Beginning with performances in October, Chrysler Hall and Harrison Opera House will have prepaid parking passes available. The form to purchase 5, 7 or 11 passes with your tickets is included in this packet. Simply mail the form back to the address listed.

Will the Ferguson Center have valet parking and golf carts to shuttle from the parking garage?

Yes, both will be available at concerts at the Ferguson Center.

Will there be concessions on concert night?

Yes, concessions will be available at each venue! Your pre-concert emails will contain updated information on these policies if there are any changes.

How will the program book be distributed?

The program book will be available digitally at virginiasymphony.org/program during the week prior to each performance. However, there will be an abbreviated version of the program available at the VSO table in the lobby at each concert.

Will there be a pre-concert Behind the Notes series this year?

There will be several new and exciting offerings to enhance your concert experience at some concerts, offered digitally and in-person. Look out for more details on these coming soon!

What if I need to change my concert selections or seating locations?

Great news! As a subscriber, you can easily exchange into other concerts up to 48 hours prior to the performance. And, if you need to change your seating location for any reason, we are happy to accommodate as best we can. Email us at marketing@virginiasymphony.org to make these requests.

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.