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Address: 861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA
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Description: Recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We bought tickets online and no one told us that this "symphony" moves around with their concerts. We simply missed it, because we didn't know the right address, because it was impossible to find it.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have had season tickets for the past few years and the Virginia Symphony never disappoints. The musical selections are interesting and beautifully performed.

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Virginia Beach
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Va Symphony is amazing. I have heard them on several occassions and the music is superb. Different programs throughout the year, but I love the Christmas production the best with all the old fashioned Christmas music. They did a Valvid series one year that was just wonderful.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have seen many good orchestras and I rate the Virginia Symphony as one of the best. The strings at this concert were especially riveting.

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Hampton, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Virginia symphony is very good and has a wide variety of concerts throughout the season. We especially enjoy the performances at Ferguson Center on the CNU campus. A relatively small and convenient venue.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I used to go all the time. My daughter even worked for them in sales. There is nothing to say but perfection at its finist. I love Symphony music and I love what they do with the instruments. It comes alive. And they can make music that anyone age can enjoy.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Incredible. Joanne Falatta is a godsend to this group, and to this area. She is unlike any other conductor I've ever seen — warm (she hugs every soloist), talented, and a great speaker.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I took my young sons to the Up, Up, And Away performance at the Sandler Center and will definitely be planning to see another performance. The musicians are top quality, the conductor really engages the audience, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy the pre-performance activities, including a chance for kids to play... More 

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