2016-2017 Classics Series

View the 2016-2017 season brochure here.  


 

Russian Fireworks!

Friday, September 23, 2016, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk 
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, chorusmaster

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

           
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Latin Rhythms

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk 

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Celil Refik Kaya, guitar 

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Ponce: Guitar Concerto
Moncayo: Huapango
Revueltas: Night of the Mayas

           
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   Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

 Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

 Danny Matsukawa, bassoon/conductor

 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
 Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
           
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   Handel’s Messiah
 Friday, December 16, 2016, 8PM, First Baptist Church of Newport News 
 Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8PM, Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

 Robert Shoup, conductor
 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
 Handel: Messiah
           
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The Four Seasons

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Vahn Armstrong, violin
Simon Lapointe, violin
Amanda Armstrong, violin
Jonathan Richards, violin
David Vonderheide, trumpet
Adam Gandolfo, trumpet
Rachel Ordaz, piccolo 

Monteverdi: Toccata from Orfeo
Vivaldi: Spring
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto RV 443 in C
Vivaldi: Summer
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Vivaldi: Autumn
Biber: Battalia
Vivaldi: Winter

           
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A Night at the Movies

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin

Herrmann: Vertigo Suite
Corigliano: Chaconne from The Red Violin
Massenet: Méditation from Thäis
Copland: Suite from The Red Pony
Gershwin: An American in Paris

 

           
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Pictures at a French Exhibition

Friday, March 3, 2017, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Alon Goldstein, piano
Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, chorusmaster

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Saint Saens: Piano concerto No. 2
Debussy: Nocturnes
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2

           
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Verdi's Requiem

Friday, March 17, 2017, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News        
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8PM, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk    
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, chorusmaster

Verdi: Requiem





           
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Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8PM, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News                              
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8PM, L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30PM, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
David Daniels, countertenor
Michael Daniels, cello

Griffes: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Kenneth Fuchs: Poems of Life
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5



 

           

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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8 PM, Crosswalk Community Church

Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon/conductor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 

           

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Holiday Brass

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 PM, Phi Beta Kappa Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor

           

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Intrigue & Idyll

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8 PM, Crosswalk Community Church

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Yun Zhang, violin

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, “The Turkish”
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major

 
           

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Roots: the British Isles

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 PM, Phi Beta Kappa Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor

Arnold:
Tam O'Shanter Overture
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs
Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock" 

           

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The Messiah

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 PM

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup, chorusmaster

Handel: Messiah 

 

           

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The Four Seasons

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 PM

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Vahn Armstrong, violin
Simon Lapointe, violin
Amanda Gates Armstrong, violin
Jonathan Richards, violin
David Vonderheide, trumpet
Adam Gandolfo, trumpet
Rachel Ordaz, piccolo

Monteverdi: Toccata from Orfeo
Vivaldi: Spring
Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto RV 443 in C
Vivaldi: Summer
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Vivaldi: Autumn
Biber: Battalia
Vivaldi: Winter

           


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Intrigue & Idyll

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 PM

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Yun Zhang, violin

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, “The Turkish”
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major

           

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Roots: the British Isles

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 PM

Benjamin Rous, conductor

Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs
Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock"

           
 

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Aaron Copland & the American Identity

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30pm

Benjamin Rous, conductor


Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Copland: Lincoln Portrait

 

           

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Holiday Brass

Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30pm

Benjamin Rous, conductor

           

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Intrigue and Exoticism

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30pm

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Yun Zhang, violin

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Ravel: Laideronnette (Empress of the Pagodas), from Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, "The Turkish" 

           

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Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30pm

Benjamin Rous, conductor

Arnold: Tam o'Shanter Overture, op.51
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs