PB&J Family Series

When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it begins!

Starting one hour before each concert, the Sandler Center lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. You will be able to see our instruments up close at the instrument “petting zoo,” listen to young musicians from around Hampton Roads perform, create crafts, play games and more. It’s a great way to round out an afternoon of musical fun at the Symphony!

Pre-concert activites start at 2pm | Concerts Starts at 3pm

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Ahoy, Matey! | BUY TICKETS

November 3, 2013

Will Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous be forced to walk the plank when a band of pirates takes over the concert? Find out when the PBJ season opener brings you the songs of the sea, including music from Pirates of the Caribbean and 
more - Pirate-style!


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Jingle Bell Jam | BUY TICKETS

December 15, 2013

Back by popular demand, we are offering a holiday concert designed especially for kids! Enjoy the music of the season, performed by some of the best talent Hampton Roads has to offer!

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs | BUY TICKETS

February 2, 2014

This world-famous production by Classical Kids Live features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject is the "madman" who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Turns out, this "madman" is none other than Ludwig Von Beethoven! As the story unfolds, you will be treated to more than twenty-five excerpts of Beethoven's music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies

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Peter and the Wolf | BUY TICKETS

March 30, 2014

The classic story of an enterprising little boy named Peter, who, together with a duck, a cat and a bird, outsmarts a wolf and hunters. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra.