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Virginia Symphony
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 23 January 2017

When in town you should first check the calendar to see if the Symphony is playing. they are soooo good. their next show is a tribute to the Beatles

Thank Eric T
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

We recently attended a concert of the Virginia Symphony at the Sandler Performing Arts Center at Virginia Beach. As this orchestra is not on the usual tier 1 listing of the highest ranking orchestras in the country I was not expecting to be really blown away by the experience but I was wrong. The musical director, JoAnne Falletta, is a diminutive but intense and serious conductor who led a magical performance of Mahler's fifth symphony. This long work is exceedingly demanding (especially for the brass section) and I must say the quality of execution and interpretation was as good as any I have heard even at major cities with famous orchestras. The programming offered throughout the season speaks to a thoughtful approach illustrated by a Glazunov violin concerto played by a student at the Curtis school in Philadelphia. I say Bravo to all involved.

Thank Ted S
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Soo often symphony orchestras stick to the traditional performances celebrating the works of the masters. Everynow and then, they step out of their traditional roles and venture in to areas that they rarely perform. such was the case as the Virginia Symphony perfomed a Broadway special performance with the assistance of four great singers. The tenors were ourtstanding and the symphony performed admirably as they accompanied their beautiful singing. If this rolls around again, make sure you go to see it.

Thank hll333
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

I recently attended one of several performances by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This time, featuring all Russian composers with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto as the finale. For a regional orchestra, I would rank the Virginia Symphony among the "big five". The only distinction, in my opinion, is the quantity of recorded material. The VSO performs at several venues throughout the State and is a real treasure.

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Reviewed 4 January 2015

In December we attended the holiday show of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Choir and Raleigh Bell Ringers at the Sandler Center of the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. It was a terrific show. The artists and directors were exceptional and we enjoyed it very much.

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