News & Reviews

12/02/2016

Virginia Symphony concerts brighten the holiday season in Hampton Roads

By David NicholsonCorrespondent   Deck the halls with symphony musicians. Bright brass, warm violins and heavenly choruses are on the bill as the Vir...
12/01/2016

Sounds of the Season on The Hampton Roads Show

http://wavy.com/2016/12/01/sounds-of-the-season/   PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – It’s December and it’s post-Thanksgiving which means the time is j...
10/27/2016

Madmen Across the Water: The Music of Elton John

The youngsters out there might know Sir Elton Hercules John as that old guy with the crazy glasses, who has raised incredible amounts of cash for AIDS...
10/24/2016

VSO staging Halloween-themed family concert

Young children and their families are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes on Saturday, Oct. 29, while attending a “Halloween Spooktacular...
10/22/2016

Virginia Symphony delights with program of Latin rhythms in Newport News concert

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra opened its Latin Rhythms concert Friday at the Ferguson Center for the Arts by plunging into an energetic performance ...
10/08/2016

Virginia Symphony Orchestra music director inducted into national society

JoAnn Falletta remembers the moment she started calling herself a musician. It was her seventh birthday, and she had just received a guitar, plus less...
10/07/2016

HeartStrings program links children to music opportunities

The Kroc Center’s HeartStrings program, in partnership with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, is back. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s classicall...
10/05/2016

Friday concert by VSO to feature great American music

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring quintessential works of the American orchestral repertoire at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ti...
09/29/2016

Symphonic Tribute to Ella & Louis

By Jerome Langston   When virtuoso trumpet player and singer, Byron Stripling, was just a young-un in his twenties, he had the unique honor of being ...
09/28/2016

Preview: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute

By Penny Neef “I’m here in the cause of happiness.” – Louis Armstrong, 1964 Happiness, entertainment, fun and a “high level of art” will ...