Virginia Symphony Adds Performances to Summer Lineup

May 31st, 2012 by WY Daily Staff

The Virginia Symphony will be adding more performances this summer, including several in the Historic Triangle.

The additional shows will be not only in the Triangle, but also in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Gloucester, Smithfield, Hampton, and the Eastern Shore. Many of these will be free, and for the first time the orchestra will be offering a week-long tour of patriotic shows over the July 4th holiday.

Newly scheduled performances in the Triangle will include: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, for a free outdoor concert in Colonial Williamsburg; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 30, for a free outdoor concert at Lake Mataoka Amphitheatre; and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, for a free outdoor concert at the Yorktown Victory Monument.

Other added performances include:

  • 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1; free outdoor concert in Norfolk at the Chrysler Museum.
  • 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2; free outdoor concert in Gloucester on Main Street at Walter Reed Way.
  • 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3; VSO Jazz concert at Chatham Vineyard. Tickets (including dinner) $40 for adults. Ages 12 and under are free. Call 757-678-5588 for reservations.
  • 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6; Virginia Arts Festival OpSail Performance in Norfolk at Chrysler Hall. Tickets start at $20. Call 757-282-2822or look online for tickets.
  • 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7; free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage (Rain Date June 8).
  • 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9; free outdoor concert in Portsmouth at the Naval Medical Center.
  • 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3; free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage (Rain Date July 5).
  • 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7; free outdoor concert in Smithfield at Windsor Castle.
  • 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15; free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage (Rain Date August 16).
  • 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31; free outdoor concert in Hampton at Ft. Monroe.

Under the leadership of Grammy Award-winning music director JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony is Southeastern Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 1920, it is ranked in the top 10 percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with performances of Classics, Pops and Family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg for more than 200,000 concert-goers every year.

The orchestra also offers education and community programs that reach 63,000 children, students and lifelong learners.

For more information about upcoming performances, visit the VSO website.

One Response to Virginia Symphony Adds Performances to Summer Lineup

  1. bill

    May 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I admire and respect the Virginia Symphony and enjoy the performances. However, NONE of the concerts are provided by the VSO for free–some sponsor pays or some group raises the $12,000 or so to pay the symphony to perform (and often another $10k for support) so that the public may attend for free.
    Kudos and thanks should go to the sponsors who pay (not one of which is listed in this article) not to the Virginia Symphony which is being hired to do what it does.

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