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Address: 861 Glenrock Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502-3720
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Recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras, the...

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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Nothing like the VA Symphony

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2013
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Hertford, North Carolina
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Hertford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We have the best Symphony in the country . Anyone who doesn't tae advantage of it , is definitely mssing out .

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I often visit the VS. Am pleased with the time dedicated in putting shows together. Talent a def. plus. Administratively, lacking some in organization. New group...with some time...I know it will be a much greater program. Keep up the good work.

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Grandy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Well worth every penny and effort to go see, hear and experience any performance form the Virginia Symphony. Highly recommend you catch a performance if you haven;t already!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

Saw a fantastic concert in Norfolk well worth going. Would recommend seeing the Virginia Symphony at any time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

joanne falleta and her crew stage an excellent series. we have been subscribers for 2 years and enjoy the wide variety they offer.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 years now, since retiring, and I hope that I can always afford them. The conductor/director,... More 

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