Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
201 Market Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-2787
Parking: Free parking is available in several lots and garages in close proximity to the Sandler Center. View a parking map of the area.
If you need assistance while at the Sandler Center, please contact an usher or staff member. In addition, the Guest Services Center is located in the front atrium in front of the main entry doors. Any Guest Services Rep will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Special Features for Patrons with Disabilities
In addition to the main entrance, Bank and Commerce Street are also wheelchair accessible. Once inside the Sandler Center, elevators are available to provide access between levels.
Accessible seating is available at various locations throughout the Sandler Center and is available to the patron with the disability and one guest. To purchase, please call our box office at (757) 892-6366.
Accessible parking is available in all of the parking lots surrounding the Sandler Center. In order to park in the spaces reserved for disabled guests, the vehicle must have a state issued handicapped window pass, sticker, or license plate.
Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted listening devices are available to hearing-impaired guests at no cost. They are available at the Guest Services/Coat Check booth located in the main lobby across from the entry doors.
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Upcoming Concerts at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Fri. September 24, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. September 25, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. September 26, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center
It’s the roaring ‘20s! Gershwin wrote his signature piece Rhapsody in Blue about the same time Maurice Ravel was in Paris writing his Concerto in G, which was heavily influenced by American jazz. Hear both pieces as audience favorite pianist Natasha Paremski returns to the VSO in a program that harkens back to the decade of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra’s first performance in 1921. Leading the VSO will be Akiko Fujimoto, who is quickly establishing herself as one of today’s most dynamic and nuanced young conductors.
Akiko Fujimoto, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Ravel: Concerto in G
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Fri. October 22, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. October 23, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. October 24, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center
Be one of the first ever to hear Wynton Marsalis’ new concerto for tuba and orchestra commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra for tubist Carol Jantsch in this special preview performance! Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony reflects on the bountiful and optimistic United States that welcomed the composer with open arms. Spirituals learned from the grandson of a freed slave and transcriptions of the Native American melodies enrich this mix of European refinement and American earnestness.
Steven Jarvi, conductor
Carol Jantsch, tuba
Wynton Marsalis: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
Fri. November 12, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Sandler Center
Join the VSO’s Connie and Marc Jacobson Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta as she returns to the stage for this one-night-only special performance. Featuring the musicians of the VSO side-by-side with Old Dominion University’s Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Hailstork: Amazing Grace Fanfare
Bizet: Selections from Carmen Suite
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Fri. December 10, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. December 11, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Harrison Opera House
Sun. December 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Sandler Center
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday POPS! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony and special guests. Holiday POPS will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect and more — high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the 2021 Holiday season together!
Thurs. December 2, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Fri. December 3, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. December 5, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Sandler Center
Join us to welcome new Music Director Eric Jacobsen with Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis for an evening of musical celebration.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Program includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
Fri. February 18, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. February 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. February 20, 2022 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center
Norfolk native and Hampton Roads’ favorite son Thomas Wilkins returns to lead Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, featuring some of the most explosive brass and wind moments you’ll ever hear.
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Program includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
Fri. April 1, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. April 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. April 3, 2022 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center
Few — if any — works of the orchestral repertoire inspire such fervor, but then, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is no ordinary piece of music. It was revolutionary when it premiered, as it was the first symphony that included a chorus and vocal soloists, performing a slightly altered version of Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy.”
And it endures because in this work Beethoven was grappling with some of the most fundamental aspects of humanity, with music that can evoke myriad ideas and emotions — tenderness to terror, sympathy to scorn, delight to despair, calm to chaos — culminating in an anthemic hymn to the possibility of universal brotherhood.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster
Thurs. March 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Ferguson Center
Sat. March 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall
Sun. March 6, 2022 | 2:30 PM | Sandler Center
From South by Southwest to Austin City Limits, the internationally celebrated singer, multi instrumentalist and songwriter Kishi Bashi has been pushing musical boundaries since growing up in Norfolk. Written in honor of the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, his multimedia presentation combines elements of film as well as recorded and improvised music. The work was premiered by Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble in 2018 with co-founder and artistic director Jacomo Bairos on the podium.
Jacomo Bairos, conductor
Kishi Bashi, violin
Kishi Bashi: Improvisations on EO 9066