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Chris Thile

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Here's a program to delight the imagination, tickle the funnybone, and spur conversation long after the last note rings out!   GRAMMY-winning mandolinist Chris Thile's witty new "narrative song cycle for extroverted mandolinist and orchestra" – co-commissioned by Virginia Arts Festival and Virginia Symphony Orchestra – tells, plays, and sings the true story of when […]

Opening Weekend: Pictures at an Exhibition

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Eric Jacobsen, conductor Valerie Coleman: Fanfare for Uncommon Times Mason Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition Join us for a stunning start to the season with Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky’s evocative musical journey through an art gallery, lushly orchestrated by Ravel to showcase the virtuosity of the orchestra. Rounding out the […]

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Brendon Elliott, violin Virginia Symphony Orchestra Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus Lili Boulanger: Psalm 24 Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in A major, Op.5 No 2   Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, "Organ" As part of the Lafayette 200 celebration, Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta leads the Virginia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus […]

PBJ Halloween Spooktacular

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Helen Martell, conductor Kids and grown-ups! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the VSO for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The VSO and the Governor’s School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra will perform music from some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid - this concert is more […]

Psycho in Concert: Film with Orchestra

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor Enjoy Hitchcock’s timeless thriller projected on the big screen as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs Bernard Herrmann’s spine-tingling score live. Take in every twist and turn as Marion is plunged into a world of crime, suspense, and murder all set to one of the most iconic film scores of all time. Psycho […]

Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Thomas Wilkins, conductor Michelle Cann, piano Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 Rachmaninoff’s sweepingly romantic Second Symphony under the baton of VSO Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins will enchant you with its heartfelt melodies. Liszt’s First Piano Concerto is a dazzling vehicle to highlight […]

PBJ: Jingle Bell Jam

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Helen Martell, conductor Santa Claus is stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays with the best talent in Hampton Roads. Get your tickets early - this family favorite is sure to sell out!

Holiday POPS!

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Robert Shoup, conductor Virginia Symphony Orchestra Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus 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 […]

PBJ: Dancing Princesses

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Helen Martell, conductor Tiffany Haas, choreographer Academy of Dance Put on your dancing shoes and revel in this lively retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Tiffany Haas, Broadway performer and Yorktown native, has crafted a program showcasing the talents of her Academy of Dance students in a variety of styles […]

West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Eric Jacobsen, conductor Michael Daniels, cello Hurrah Players Richard Strauss: Don Quixote Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Maurice Ravel: La Valse This program celebrates two treasured works for orchestra inspired by great literature. Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, takes the music that accompanied Jerome Robbins’ […]