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Virginia Symphony

861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3720
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Dirty Dancing play

Play performance is subpar. The performance is not as good as the Virginia Musical Theater... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
via mobile
Terrific, excellent musicians!

stumbled into their concert in downtown Norfolk, (3/24) was very impressed, excellent musicians and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
New York City
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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
“Dirty Dancing play ”
861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3720
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Play performance is subpar. The performance is not as good as the Virginia Musical Theater performances. The worst thing about this theatre is that the Norfolk Police do not understand how to keep traffic flowing. This causes many to be late.

Thank TomMetzgar
Reviewed 11 April 2017

stumbled into their concert in downtown Norfolk, (3/24) was very impressed, excellent musicians and a very entertaining evening of "folk" music and history, a bit heavy/overdone with the full of himself maestro, but, overall a very enjoyable evening, in the former 2200 seat movie palace,...More

Thank Clif4nyc
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
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...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank hll333
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...More

Thank tfig218
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.

1  Thank CalifKidRetired
Reviewed 29 December 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.

2  Thank lerotchka
Reviewed 26 November 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.

Thank vacyclist27
Reviewed 21 August 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...More

Thank C N
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