A special thanks to everyone who made this past years Unplugged a success!


unplugged1213Norfolk.JPGVSO Unplugged in Williamsburg

August 23, 2013

Williamsburg Winery | 7-10pm

The Sandler Center event on September 7 has been cancelled.
An intimate soiree filled with musical magic! This one-of-a kind evening includes exclusive (and sometimes unexpected) performances by select 2013-14 guest artists. A cabaret-style event hosted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, featuring fantastic hors d'oeuvres, an auction, and a chance to meet the musicians up close and personal. 

VSO Unplugged dissolves the barriers between you and the artists, allowing you to experience the music like never before!

View photos from VSO Unplugged 2012
in Williamsburg and Norfolk




Michael Ludwig | Classical Violinist
Featured soloist in the upcoming performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Pathètique in April 2014

Hailed for his "effortless, envy-provoking technique... sweet tone, brilliant expression, and grand style", Michael Ludwig enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, recording artist, and chamber musician. He is a highly sought-after soloist and has performed on four continents. Ludwig has recorded Beethoven's Violin Concerto and the Bruch Scottish Fantasy with the Virginia Symphony.


Sherie Aguirre | Oboe
Featured soloist in the upcoming performance of Beethoven's Fifth, in November 2013

Sherie Lake Aguirre has been the Principal oboist of the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera since 1987. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Performance and continued her graduate studies with Ray Still at Northwestern University. Ms. Aguirre has held principal positions with the Singapore Symphony, La Sinfonica de Maracaibo, La Sinfonica de Tenerife, and La Sinfonica de Madrid. She appears regularly as soloist with the Virginia Symphony and performs frequently in the Chamber Music series of the Virginia Arts Festival as well as the Norfolk Chamber Consort programs.


Amanda Batcher | Vocalist
Featured soloist in the upcoming performance of Holiday POPS!, in December 2013

Miss Batcher is thrilled to be returning to her hometown to perform with the VSO. She is a graduate of Kellam High School and Old Dominion University. In Hampton Roads she performed with Hurrah Players, VSO, Todi Music Festival, the Tattoo, and served as Miss Norfolk 2004. Now based in Chicago, some of her theatre credits include Les Misérables, Scrooge the Musical, and Some Enchanted Evening. She is also a Ford model. Her cabaret work comprises several solo shows including Finding Beauty which debuted in NYC's Laurie Beechman Theatre, and a Sondheim cabaret with Lonny Price.



Tickets & Seating Information

$125 Individual Premium Table Tickets
  • Assigned VIP seating close to the stage, with a guest artist or VSO musician
  • Includes savory hors d'oeuvres and wine

$65 General Admission Tickets

  • Includes savory hors d'oeuvres and wine

Venue Information

Williamsburg Winery-Wessex Hall
5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Praised for having some of the "best wines in the world", the Williamsburg Winery features a beautifully historic ambiance. Come and experience Wessex Hall transformed into a modern supper club.

Silent Auction

Your chance to bid on a selection of great items including award-winning wines, elegant dinners, vacation packages, and exclusive Virginia Symphony Orchestra experiences.




Sponsorship Opportunities

It's not too late to support the evening activities through corporate sponsorship and auction prize donation. To find out about the available sponsorship opportunities and the exciting benefits that you will receive, contact us at 757.213.1411.

Proceeds from the event will support the VSO's educational and artistic programs and further our mission to inspire, educate, and connect audiences of all ages. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization, to which all or a portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Past Events

Opening Night Reception
Chamber Music Party
VSO Unplugged
Falletta Follies