News & Reviews

08/08/2016

Virginia Symphony to hold free local concerts

The sounds of the symphony will fill the air this September. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra invites family and friends to experience Virginia’s pre...
06/07/2016

David Bowie and Star Wars: the Virginia Symphony Orchestra gets around

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs two very different pops concerts this weekend that each pose a riddle about keeping the beat. (And, “Star W...
06/07/2016

Show features songs of space oddities and Jedi knights

In a way, Benjamin Rous feels like there are two kinds of people in the world — those who love symphonic music, and those who have never heard it. A...
06/07/2016

Grant supports symphony’s work with historically black churches

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $15,000 grant to support the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Harmony Project. NEA Chairman Jane Chu...
05/10/2016

National honor for Virginia Symphony Orchestra musical director JoAnn Falletta

JoAnn Falletta has just completed her 25th season as musical director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Her work here has been exemplary, and it has...
04/24/2016

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces Upcoming Williamsburg Classics Season

From classical music staples to holiday favorites to whimsical folk songs, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s recently announced 2016-17 Williamsburg...
04/24/2016

Music director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Virginia Symphony elected to Academy

BUFFALO, New York — The music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony has been elected to the American Academy of A...
04/22/2016

Virginia Symphony's JoAnn Falletta elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has been elected to the American Academy of ...
04/22/2016

American Academy of Arts and Science Elects BPO's JoAnn Falletta

BUFFALO, NY -- JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and theVirginia Symphony, has been elected to the American Academy...
04/16/2016

Bowie, with Strings

Here's the latest David Bowie tribute show, and it's a cool one: The Virginia Symphony Orchestra plays the songs of David Bowie, June 3 at Chrysler Ha...