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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents 2024/25 Season

HAMPTON ROADS, VA [March 4, 2024] – The future of the VSO shines brightly. Today the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Eric Jacobsen announced details of the 2024/25 season. Patrons should look forward to a season full of joy, live music to enjoy...

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Symphony Under the Stars draws 2,000

Gloucester Arts Festival and The Cook Foundation held the annual “Symphony Under the Stars” free family concert Saturday night, attracting a crowd of 2,000, according to festival representatives, to enjoy a Broadway Celebration with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra....

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Symphony Under the Stars Saturday in Gloucester

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Stars, one of the signature events of the Gloucester Arts Festival, will take place on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. on the lawn at Main Street and Walter Reed Way in Gloucester. The local group Liberty Dolls will...

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A Symphony Concert of Profound and Positive Hope

By Montague Gammon IIIVeer Magazine Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Brahms and Dvořák with Thomas Wilkins November concert features “music that is going to make you feel better about yourself at the end of the evening,” says the VSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Wilkins,...

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Rocking Rachmaninoff

By Jeff Maisey Veer Magazine Earlier this year, the Virginia Arts Festival celebrated in grand style the 150th birthday of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff with a series of chamber music concerts featuring the internationally acclaimed Dali Quartet and violinist...

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Feast Festively on Beethoven’s Bounty

By Montague Gammon III Veer Magazine The Virginia Symphony opens its 2023-24 Season with a Beethoven Festival whose bounties Music Director and concert conductor Eric Jacobsen twice likened to a “steak dinner with dessert,” a two course musical feast of “pieces that...

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra – Shenandoah

Members of the VSO violin section perform a beautiful arrangement of Shenandoah as a tribute to Hampton Roads and our beautiful state of Virginia!

VSO Music Director Announcement

On June 2, 2021, the Virginia Symphony announced Eric Jacobsen as the newest Music Director!

The Virginia Symphony Welcomes Principal Guest Conductor, Thomas Wilkins!

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces Eric Jacobsen as New Music Director

Photos by David Polston

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins

Photos by David Polston