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Virginia Symphony

861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3720
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Children's symphony was excellent

We went with our children's private school to the symphony and it was a great experience. The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2012
Jen R
Chesapeake, Virginia
I love the VSO

For very small ticket prices, you get intimate internationally-great performances. I can't say... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2012
elizabeth m
Norfolk, Virginia
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Recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras, the Virginia Symphony has enriched the cultural life of the Hampton Roads community for more than nine decades. Recent great achievements of the Virginia Symphony under the baton of Music Director JoAnn Falletta include five compact disc recordings for national release, a performance of Peter and the Wolf which was aired on National Public Radio, and groundbreaking performances at the Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. Performances are held in various venues: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, St Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
10 Apr 2017
“Terrific, excellent musicians!”
18 Nov 2017
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861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3720
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We went with our children's private school to the symphony and it was a great experience. The children loved the music and learning about the instruments. We will visit again.

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 29 July 2012

For very small ticket prices, you get intimate internationally-great performances. I can't say enough good about the VSO, and I'm a NYC native used to the Met and Avery Fisher Hall and other NYC performances of great music. I have had season tickets for two...More

Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Each time I listen to the VSO, they seem to be improving.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Joanne Falletta, music director, makes a day or evening at the Symphony magical.

Thank Fleet D
Reviewed 3 June 2012

The conductor is great. Absolutely hilarious. Good show, great entertainment.

Thank mattaxley
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I'm probably biased because I love classical music, but I love to go to the symphony at each chance I get. The Virginia Symphony is a great treasue. They play all over Hampton Roads, VA at beautiful venues. In the summer, they play at the...More

Thank Love2Travel124
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Virginia Symphony, led by Maestro JoAnn Falletta, is a cultural gem in a small southern city. New music, traditional favorites and more unusual classical pieces all combine to make for a wonderful evening of music. The orchestra members are true professionals who work hard at...More

Thank vagrandma
Reviewed 29 April 2012

The Virginia Symphony is extraordinary. I saw them perform the music of Styx with guest Dennis DeYoung. The evening was exceptional.

Thank hll333
Reviewed 28 March 2012

From classical to pops to children's concerts, this orchestra is outstanding. The three primary venues give slightly different experiences, but the music is consistently excellent and nicely blended from traditional classical to contemporary, occasionally featuring a debut piece.

Thank Mary Lou B
Reviewed 27 February 2012

First - JoAn Falleta. Need I say more about her? Second - very proficient and professional members of the symphony - always a joy to listen to. Have enjoyed the chorus from the audience perspective but have also been privileged to sing in the Virginia...More

Thank rossy53
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