HAMPTON ROADS, VA [MAY 17, 2018] — The Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced today its programming for the 2018-19 Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series.

The four-concert series at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach is designed for children ages 3-12 as an introductory and educational orchestral experience.

The season begins Saturday, October 27, 2018 with Halloween Spooktacular. All are encouraged to come in costume for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun as the orchestra performs some of the spookiest music ever written!

Santa pays a visit to the VSO concert hall on December 22, 2018 during Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon of holiday favorites. You’ll want to get your tickets early for this fast-seller!

Just after spring has sprung, the School of Richmond Ballet joins us for a dazzling display of dance on March 31! We’ll take a musical promenade through 1920’s Paris with a unique interpretation of one of the George Gershwin’s favorite compositions, An American in Paris, and other mesmerizing works!

Finally, on May 12, we take audiences on a magical journey with orchestral treasures perfect for Princesses and Pirates! The musical, adventure awaits young royalty and mariners ready to discover all the excitement of the symphony! Sing along to well- known songs and movie scores by Disney and other favorites.  Come dressed in your best princess or pirate costume and escape to a magical world!

All concerts begin at 3 p.m. Starting one hour before the concert, the lobby becomes abuzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the experience for both the young and young-at-heart.

Child and adult subscriptions are available now for $50 and $67, respectively. Individual tickets will go on sale July 30.

To purchase a subscription(s), visit virginiasymphony.org or call the box office at 757.892.6366.


Under the leadership of GRAMMY-winning music director JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is Virginia’s preeminent professional symphony orchestra with a mission of inspiring, educating and connecting audiences of all ages.

Founded in 1921, it is ranked in the top ten percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with Classics, Pops and Family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg as well as performances in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities, reaching nearly 150,000 concert-goers every year. Additionally, the orchestra annually reaches 45,000 children, students and lifelong learners with its education and community programs. The Virginia Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and is the cornerstone of the performing arts in Hampton Roads.



May 17, 2018

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