Support the VSO

Personal Giving

Ways to Give

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is a cultural cornerstone of Hampton Roads. We have served our community for nearly a century, and we are proud to call the Tidewater region home. We believe that music matters–and that everyone in our community deserves access to the very best in classical music and music education.

Ticket sales account for only one-third of the cost of our concert series and educational outreach programs. We rely on the support of friends like you to bring world-class music to your city, reach more than 45,000 children and lifelong learners each year through engaging and impactful educational programs, and provide a full roster of free community performances at venues in your neighborhood.

Today, join thousands of friends from across Hampton Roads who know that music makes a difference–to communities and to each one of us. Voice your support with a gift to our Annual Fund and help the VSO continue to inspire, educate, and connect audiences of all ages!

On this page, you’ll find details on giving opportunities with the VSO. And once you’ve determined the option that best fits your needs, just click the button below.

Thank you for standing with us in support of great music!

Your gifts make a difference.

If you’d prefer, you can give us a call at 757.213.1417 or mail your contribution to us at this address with our Annual Fund Membership Form to:

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

150 Boush Street, Suite 201

Norfolk, VA  23510

Questions may be directed to 757.213.1417 or donations@virginiasymphony.org.

Sustainer Society

Enroll in our automatic monthly giving program for as low as $5/month and enjoy Sustainer Society Benefits. Contact Kate Powell at 757-213-1417 to sign up today!

You can view a listing of our current Sustainer Society members at our Online Donor Listing.

Gift of Securities

Please contact Sammy Serafine at Wells Fargo Advisors to make a gift of securities to the Virginia Symphony.

Sammy Serafine
Wells Fargo Advisors
150 W. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

DTC: 0141
Account: 80530500

Matching Gifts

Participate in your employer’s Employee Matching Gifts Program, and increase your support of the Virginia Symphony!

Check with your human resource department for more information.

See a sample list of employers who offer matching gift opportunities.

Donor Advised Funds

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The CFC campaign runs from September 1 through December 15 each year.

If you are federal or military personnel, designate the Virginia Symphony as the beneficiary of your contribution by entering our five-digit code #46038 and the amount you wish to pledge on your CFC pledge form.

To determine which local campaign you belong to visit the Combined Federal Campaign website.

Legacy Society

While the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is not currently able to manage estate planning or planned giving vehicles, the Development staff is happy to work with you and your financial advisor to find the right option for you.

If you have already named the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in your will or estate plans, we would like to have the opportunity to thank you and invite you to be a member of the Legacy Society. Please contact our Director of Development, Brittany Lavalleur at blavalleur@virginiasymphony.org or at 757.213.1412.

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Donor Benefits

Gifts made to the VSO’s Annual Fund throughout our fiscal year (July 1–June 30) are combined to determine your donor level. Donor listings, including those in our Program Books, reflect your overall support through gifts made directly to the Annual Fund or gifts made for a specific purpose, including our education and community engagement programs. Also included are any matching gifts from your employer.

During the 2017-18 season you will be recognized for your support this season, or for your support during the 2016-17 season; whichever amount is higher. If you’d like to know your current donor level, please call Kate Powell, Development Manager, at 757.213.1417.

During the 2017-18 season, donors will be listed in the Program Books based on their 2016-17 gifts.

Friends Circle

Up to $199

  • Recognition as a supporter in the VSO’s online Donor Register
Orchestra Circle

$200–$499

  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Two passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2017-18 season
  • Ability to purchase single tickets a week before they go on sale to the general public during Subscriber-Donor Courtesy Week
  • Recognition as a supporter in VSO Program Books for the entire season
Concertmaster Circle

$500–$999

  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2017-18 season, for a total of four
  • Invitation to attend an Orchestra Insiders’ event
Soloist Circle

$1,000–$1,499

  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2017-18 season, for a total of six
  • Access to the best seats in the house on all single-ticket purchases
Conductor’s Circle

$1,500–$2,999

(Non tax-deductible amount – $20)
  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2017-18 season, for a total of eight
  • Invitation for two to the annual Chamber Music Party
  • A voucher for two to attend one Inner Circle Room intermission at VSO Classics concerts at the Ferguson Center for the Arts
Treble Society

$3,000–$4,999

(Non tax-deductible amount – $100)
  • Concierge service for ticket exchanges, ticket purchases and seat selection as well as donation questions and renewals
  • Invitation for two to the annual Treble Society Dinner
  • Unlimited passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2017-18 season, with the opportunity for two people to sit on stage during rehearsal
  • Exclusive access to all Inner Circle Room intermission receptions at VSO Classics concerts at the Ferguson Center for the Arts
Symphony Society

$5,000–$9,999

(Non tax-deductible amount – $100)
  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to experience a private backstage tour at your favorite VSO venue before a scheduled VSO concert
  • Opportunity to have dinner with a VSO musician or board member
JoAnn Falletta Society

$10,000–$14,999

(Non tax-deductible amount – $250)
  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Invitation for two to the annual Falletta Society Dinner
  • Opportunity to attend a private, post-concert dinner with Music Director JoAnn Falletta or Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous
Crescendo Society

$15,000–$24,999

(Non tax-deductible amount – $250)
  • Previous level’s benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to attend a private, post-concert dinner with a conductor, guest artist and/or VSO musicians
Stradivarius Society

$25,000 and above

(Non tax-deductible amount – $250+)
  • In addition to receiving all of the benefits listed above, Stradivarius Society members receive customized, premium benefits for their giving level. These benefits may include one or more of the following:
  • Invitations to special VIP events
  • Opportunity to sponsor one or more concerts, guest artists and conductors
  • Opportunity to underwrite one or more of our education and community engagement programs

Holiday Brass • 12/12-12/15

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30PM | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center , Norfolk Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7PM | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg Saturday, December 16 | 4PM...

Handel’s Messiah • 12/14-12/16

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 8PM |Regent University, Virginia Beach Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8PM | First Baptist Church Newport News, Newport News Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8PM | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk Adam Turner conducts the Virginia Symphony...

A Roman Holiday • 1/19-1/21

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 8PM | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 2:30PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Share the warmth of the seven hills of Rome...

SUPER HEROES! • 1/27

Saturday, January 27, 2018| 3 PM | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Put on your super suit for a super epic adventure! The VSO, side-by-side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from your favorite superhero movies like Superman, Batman,...