Press Releases

July 15, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents "Home Alone" - Film with Live Orchestra
April 22, 2016 JoAnn Falletta Elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences
March 30, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces The Music of Star Wars
March 23, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces The Music of David Bowie
March 22, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler's Fifth Symphony
March 10, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
March 3, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra present Cameron Carpenter plays Saint-Saëns
February 21, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Music and Medicine
February 15, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Concierto en Tango
February 9, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Honors Music Educators
January, 26, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Festival
January 29, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 POPS Season
January 22, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Classics Season
January 12, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra POPS presents Sinatra Centennial 
January 7, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
January 5, 2016 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Songs for a Dreamer
December 15, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Brass
December 9, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah
December 3, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday POPS! Home for the Holidays
November 16, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate the Holidays with the VSO
October 28, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents "An Innocent Man - The Music of Billy Joel"
October 23, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces "New Era"
October 22, 2015  Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents the Virginia Debut of Tales of Hemingway with Virginia-native Zuill Bailey
October 7, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Fountains of Rome/ Roaming Through Rome Gallery Event
September 28, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Opens Pops Season
September 24, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Opens VSOatRoper Series Saturday
September 22, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Mozart and Tchaikovsky
September 18, 2015 JoAnn Falletta to Remain with VSO through 2021
September 16, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians
September 11, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Opening Night with Sarah Chang
September 4, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces TCC Educational Partnership
August 21, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces Labor Day Concerts
July 17, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces News Officers
July 16, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces Tickets on Sale
May 13, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Announces Summer Concerts
March 20, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra POPS! presents Broadway's Wicked Divas in Concert
March 12, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces 2015-16 Classics at Williamsburg and Regent University
March 9, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Violinist Alexandre da Costa
March 4, 2015 Virginia Symphony Presents Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante
February 23, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra POPS! for the Music of Benny Goodman
February 16, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Cellist Amit Peled
February 6, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces 2015-2016 Pops Season
February 4, 2015 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Accepts Nominations for Hampton Roads Outstanding Music Teacher
January 30, 2015 Virginia Symphony Announces 2015-16 Classics Season
January 29, 2015 Karen Philion Appointed President of the Virginia Symphony
January 29, 2015 Virginia Symphony Celebrates Valentine’s Day with All-Orchestral Program
January 23, 2015 Virginia Symphony POPS presents The Music of John Williams
January 20, 2015 Virginia Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Ecstatic Ninth Symphony
January 12, 2015 Viriginia Symphony Presents Babar the Elephant
January 9, 2015 Virginia Symphony Presents Mendelssohns Scottish
November 24, 2014 Celebrate the Season with the Virginia Symphony Holiday POPS!
November 17, 2014 The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents Handel’s Inspiring Messiah
November 12, 2014 Virginia Symphony’s Jingle Bell Jam Returns, featuring music from Frozen!
November 10, 2014 Ring in the Holidays With the Virginia Symphony
November 5, 2014 Pianist Sara Buechner joins the VSO for opening of Regional Concert Series
October 28, 2014 Virginia Symphony Performs Beethoven and Mahler
October 20, 2014 Virginia Symphony Welcomes New Musicians
October 17, 2014 Virginia Symphony Presents Iconic Film Frankenstein
October 16, 2014 Virginia Symphony Presents Carmina Burana
October 7, 2014 Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Performance with and Conducts Virginia Symphony
September 24, 2014 Borenstein Steps Down as President of the Virginia Symphony
September 22, 2014 "I Heard It Through the Grape Vine," The VSO POPS Pays Tribute to Motown
September 8, 2014 Virginia Symphony Opens 95th Season with Greatest Pianist of Our Time, Emanuel Ax
August 27, 2014 VSO Labor Day Concert Announcement
July 18, 2014 VSO Single Tickets On Sale July 28 for 2014-2015 Season
July 1, 2014 Virginia Symphony’s Summer Music Under the Stars
May 27, 2014 JoAnn Falletta Conducts Schubert's "Unfinished"
April 7, 2014 First-Ever State Tour Takes VSO to Martinsville, Blacksburg
March 24, 2014 A PIXAR-Perfect End to the VSO POPS 2013-2014 Season
March 20, 2104 JoAnn Falletta Conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony Pathetique
February 18, 2014 VSO Partners with Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
February 13, 2014 VSO Partners with Sentara Healthcare to Promote Benefits of Music and Medicine
January 27, 2014 Internationally-Acclaimed Pianist Emanuel Ax Headlines Virginia Symphony 95th Season Opener
January 24, 2014 Roll Out for the Classical Mystery Tour!
 January 7, 2014 The Intoxicating Rhythm of Ravel's BOLERO
 December 11, 2013 Ring in the Holidays with the Virginia Symphony
November 7, 2013 Beethoven's Iconic Fifth Symphony
September 24, 2013 VSO POPS Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston
September 17, 2013 Two Hampton Roads Leaders Join Virginia Symphony Board
September 13, 2013 Virginia Symphony Welcomes New Faces to the Stage
September 5, 2013 VSO Opens 94th Season With Acclaimed Violinist Midori
August 15, 2013 Virginia Symphony Unplugs With Season Preview Event
July 24, 2013 Single Tickets On Sale July 29, for VSO 2013-2014 Season
May 15, 2013 Disney Favorites at the VSO
April 2, 2013 JoAnn Falletta Conducts Mozart's Iconic Requiem
March 26, 2013 Musical Fun that is Out of this World
March 7, 2013 Go Daddy-O! America's Favorite Little Big Band is coming to the VSO!
March 4, 2013 Schubert's Great - Life Affirming and Ful of Energy
February 4, 2013 Pianist Terrence Wilson Returns to Perform Beethoven
January 28, 2013 Broadway Veteran Gary Mauer Returns to VSO POPS for
a Tribute to the Music of Barry Manilow
January 22, 2013 Midori Tops Bill for 2013-2014 Season
January 14, 2013 Vonderheide Returns to Perform Haydn's Trumpet Concerto
January 7, 2013 Play Along With the VSO
January 4, 2013 JoAnn Falletta Conducts Respighi's Pines of Rome
December 3, 2012 Virginia Symphony Receives 2012-2013 Metlife Governance Grant
November 16, 2012 Ring in the Holidays with the Virginia Symphony
November 5, 2012 From the Duke to Dvorak - The VSO Brings Popular Classics to Hampton University
November 2, 2012 Virginia Symphony Releases Mahler 8 Recording
October 31, 2012

Virginia Symphony Performs "Irrepressible Dance of Joy:" Beethoven's 7th Symphony

October 25, 2012

Put On Your Super Suit For Super Fun At The Virginia Symphony

October 22, 2012 The Silent Film Era Returns to VSO POPS
October 3, 2012 Grammy-Winning Crossover Superstar Edgar Meyer to Perfom
September 11, 2012 Ten-time Grammy and Dove Winners Take 6 to Open 2012-2013 POPS Series
August 27, 2012 Virginia Symphony Welcomes New Musicians
August 16, 2012 Virginia Symphony Presents "Symphony Under the Stars" Series
July 24, 2012 Virginia Symphony is on the Move - Administrative Office to Move to Downtown Norfolk
July 12, 2012 Virginia Symphony Announces Balanced Budget For Third Consecutive Year
May 30, 2012 Virginia Symphony Announces Increased Summer Concerts
May 29, 2012

Virginia Symphony Announces International Recording Release on Naxos Label

May 1, 2012 Virginia Symphony Receives NEA Art Works Grant to Support the Harmony Project 
April 18, 2012 Final VSO Family Concert of 2011-2012 Celebrates Water, Water, Everywhere
April 16, 2012 Legendary STYX Vocalist Dennis DeYoung to Perform with VSO POPS April 28
April 11, 2012 Virginia Symphony Expands Programs in Virginia Beach
April 2, 2012 JoAnn Falletta Conducts VSO Season Finale
March 15, 2012 Virginia Symphony to Perform U.S. Premiere of a Tango for Two Guitars
February 13, 2012 JoAnn Falletta Conducts an Iconic Piano Concerto and a Russian Tour de Force
February 6, 2012 Streisand, Gershwin, Manilow, Copland... What's in the Water in Brooklyn Anyway? 
February 3, 2012  Virginia Symphony Young People's Concerts Tour Southeastern Virginia 
January 27, 2012  Virginia Symphony Violinist Simon Lapointe Takes Spotlight 
January 20, 2012 Virginia Symphony Announces 2012-2013 Season
January 19, 2012 Virginia Symphony Family Concert Celebrates the USA
January 9, 2012  VSO Presents 2012 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, Gil Shaham 
January 4, 2012 Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
November 28, 2011 Virginia Symphony Adds Second Messiah Performance Due to Popular Demand 
November 28, 2011  Bring the kids (and Grandkids) to an All-New Jingle Bell Jam 
November 21,2011 Virginia Symphony Lights Up The Season With Holiday Concerts
November 21, 2011 Trumpets, Horns, Trombones and More! 
November 15, 2011 A Weekend of Holiday Delights in Norfolk:  Virginia's Arts and Culture Capital
November 8, 2011 Viva Italia!  Viva Viola!
November 7, 2011 Virginia Symphony Announces New Development Leadership
November 3, 2011 Coffee and Wine and Symphony, Oh My!
October 20, 2011 Akiko Fujimoto Named Assistant Conductor of San Antonio Symphony
October 19, 2011 VSO Celebrates Romantic Composers Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Suk
October 14, 2011 VSO Announces April 28, 2012 Pops Performance at Chrysler Hall Former STYX Singer Creates Symphonic Rock Experience 
September 19, 2011 Virginia Symphony Opens 2011-2012 Season with Balanced Budget
September 12, 2011 Cue Blue Whales, Spinning Dolphins and Sardines for Blue Planet LIVE!
September 7, 2011 16,000 Attend Virginia Symphony Outdoor Concerts
August 31, 2011 Symphony Opens Season with Blockbuster Piano Concerto
August 15, 2011 Symphony Under the Stars!: VSO Adds Two Concerts to Annual Regional Outdoor Series
May 27, 2011 Virginia Symphony Centerpiece of New Oceanfront Summer Concert Series
May 23, 2011 VSO Music Librarian invited to Join Metropolitan Opera Japan Tour
May 11, 2011 Symphonic Airshow Spectacular Soars as Crowd-Pleaser
April 15, 2011 VSO Musicians Raise Money for Red Cross Japan Relief
April 8, 2011 Benefit Concert for Victims of Japan Earthquake
April 1, 2011 Virginia Symphony Closes Season with Famous Scheherazade!
March 24, 2011 Rocking' Broadway Leading Ladies Perform with Virginia Symphony
March 9, 2011 Who is that man carrying a Tuba into my classroom?
(A well-kept secret about the Virginia Symphony)
March 9, 2011 MEDIA ALERT: VSO Prokofiev and Brahms Concerts March 11-13 Feature New Guest Artist
February 18, 2011 The Beatles are coming!  The Beatles are coming March 5!
February 8, 2011 Virginia Symphony Donors Match Quarter Million Dollar Bequest
February 3, 2011 Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera Announce New Agreement
January 21, 2011 88 Keys, 10 fingers, Guitars and a Violin Highlight VSO 2011-2012 Season 
January 21, 2011 William & Mary and Virginia Symphony Announce New Series at Phi Beta Kappa Hall 
December 22, 2010 Carmina Burana 
December 21, 2010 JoAnn Falletta and Virginia Symphony Release New CD
November 30, 2010 Virginia Symphony Lights up the Season!
November 3, 2010 Virginia Symphony Premieres New Work by Lowell Liebermann
October 21, 2010 Grammy-winning Percussion Concerto Tops Symphony Playlist
June 18, 2010 Virginia Symphony Earns ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming 
May 14, 2010 Benjamin Rous Named Associate Conductor of Virginia Symphony