2014-2015 Virginia Symphony POPS!

From the best of Broadway to nostalgic tunes from days gone by to holiday favorites your whole family will enjoy, there's something for everyone on the Virginia Symphony POPS! series!

 Unless otherwise noted, concerts begin at 8pm.

A Night in Motown with Spectrum

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Chrysler Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor

Hit after hit. The music of Motown has stood the test of time. Join the VSO POPS!, with special guests Spectrum, for a night of music by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, the Four Tops, the Commodores, and more. These are songs you know by heart, and we are certain you’ll be singing them all the way home!


Holiday POPS!

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | Chrysler Hall

Robert Shoup, conductor
Virginia Symphony Chorus
Raleigh Ringers

Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up as only the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your home town Orchestra along with the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions!


At the Movies with John Williams

Friday, February 6, 2015 | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | Chrysler Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor

When it comes to music from the world of film, one name stands above all others: John Williams. For more than six decades, his celebrated scores have led audiences of all ages to emotions of all levels. Be there when the VSO POPS! celebrates the unforgettable scores from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, and much more.


The Music of Benny Goodman

Friday, March 6, 2015 | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Chrysler Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Sal Andolina, clarinet

Swing along with the Virginia Symphony and jazz artist Sal Andolina as they pay tribute to the life and music of “The King of Swing” with Benny Goodman’s chart-topping hits and classic swing-era favorites.


Wicked Divas in Concert

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | Chrysler Hall

Benjamin Rous, conductor
Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker, vocalists

Get ready for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes highlights from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen.

Sponsor: Loancare