VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AFTERNOON ENCORES CONCERTS FOR HAMPTON ROADS SENIOR COMMUNITY

HAMPTON ROADS, VA [APRIL 24, 2018] – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present concerts designed especially for the Hampton Roads Senior community on May 1, May 2, and May 29, 2018.

After the success of the first Afternoon Encores concert last season, the VSO expanded the concert into a series across Hampton Roads. The first concert is on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Chesapeake Conference Center, followed by the second on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The final concert will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Denbigh Community Center in Newport News.

Under the batons of Virginia Opera’s Adam Turner and VSO Chorusmaster Robert Shoup, the VSO will take the audience on a musical tour through the years with romantic strings, rousing marches, and toe-tapping favorites. We’ll even throw in a sing-along for the young at heart!  It will be a chance to have a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes, from Beethoven Symphony No. 5 to West Side Story.

Accommodations for wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices will be available. The concert will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes, with no intermission.

All matinee performance starts at 2:00 p.m. and tickets are $25. Ticket prices for groups are just $20. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and will not be available at the door.

For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The concerts are presented by the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, and Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism and is sponsored by Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia.

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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.

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April 24, 2018

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