HAMPTON ROADS, VA [Oct. 17, 2018] – The VSO returns to Sandler Center for the Performing Arts to open its 2018-2019 Peanut Butter and Jam Family Concert Series with Halloween Spooktacular, conducted by Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias!

Designed for ages 3-12, but perfect for all ages, the PB&J series presents a casual and engaging concert experience for young ones to gain exposure to the orchestra and the music of the day.

Halloween Spooktacular boasts some of the spookiest music ever written, like Saint-SaënsDanse Macabre, and other family favorites like music from The Incredibles and Coco.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and arrive early for preconcert activities with Slover Library, WHRO, the Girl Scouts and Music & Arts starting at 2 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Sandler Center forthe Performing Arts.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 757.892.6366, visiting www.virginiasymphony.org or visiting the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Tickets can be purchased the day of the concert at the venue starting at 1:30 p.m. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.213.1431.

The PB&J Family Concert Series is sponsored by Capital Group.  Halloween Spooktacular is sponsored by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Partial support for this concert has been provided by the Business Consortium for Arts Support, the City of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
As the region’s most celebrated musical, educational and entrepreneurial arts organization, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues to challenge expectations and push the boundaries of what an American orchestra can be – even as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020.
At the heart of the VSO’s narrative is innovation.  In 1991 the VSO made a very bold move in appointing the gifted young American conductor JoAnn Falletta as its music director. Since then, the orchestra has received national attention for its unique mission serving a home area of 1.7 million across the diverse communities of southeastern Virginia.  Through appearances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall and commitment to adventurous programming, the VSO and its musicians have been highlighted in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and BBC Worldwide News.
As the largest arts performing organization in southeastern Virginia, the VSO and VSO Chorus present more than 150 concerts and events to educate, enlighten and entertain more than 100,000 residents and visitors each year. Recent innovations include health and wellness programs, including interactive therapeutic experiences for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  As it approaches its Centennial year, the Orchestra and its legions of fans look forward with anticipation as the VSO conducts a worldwide search for its next music director.

October 17, 2018

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