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CLASSICS at Chrysler Hall Series Sponsor

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, December 21, 2013

This concert will take place at Harrison Opera House JoAnn Falletta, conductor Concert sponsor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

HANDEL Messiah Only included in the 8-concert package.

BOLERO! Saturday, January 25, 2014 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Christina Naughton, piano Michelle Naughton, piano

Midori photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

SAINT-SAËNS POULENC DEBUSSY RAVEL

Carnival of the Animals Concerto for Two Pianos La Mer Bolero

Opening Night With Midori* Saturday, September 21, 2013

Symphonic Dances

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Midori, violin

Saturday, February 22, 2014

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon Overture PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet BRAHMS Violin Concerto Only included in the 8-concert package. *Presented by the F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Martina Filjak, piano

BARBER BEETHOVEN RACHMANINOFF

Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Piano Concerto No. 3 Symphonic Dances

Billy the Kid

Viva Italia! Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Maximiano Valdés, guest conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor James Carter, saxophone

VERDI VERDI ROSSINI

La Forza del Destino Overture Prelude, Triumphal March and Ballet from Aida Stabat Mater

Candide Suite Concerto for Saxophones Symphony No. 1, Afro-American Billy the Kid Suite

Tchaik 6: Pathétique

Beethoven’s Fifth Saturday, November 16, 2013 Benjamin Rous, conductor Sherie Aguirre, oboe

STRAVINSKY BACH BEETHOVEN

BERNSTEIN ROBERTO SIERRA STILL COPLAND

Apollon musagète Oboe d’amore Concerto Symphony No. 5

Saturday, April 5, 2014 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Michael Ludwig, violin

WEBERN SIBELIUS TCHAIKOVSKY

Im Sommerwind Violin Concerto Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Supported in part by the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.

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NORFOLK

Husband Foodie Steelers Fan Coffee Addict

Michael Laubach, Principal Timpani Photo: Dave Norman Artisan Bakery

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NORFOLK

Cyclist Cat Lover Teacher Gregarious Individual Scott Harris, Principal Bass Photo: David A. Beloff Plum Park

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POPS! at Chrysler Hall I Will Always Love You: The Music of Whitney Houston

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 (This performance will take place at Harrison Opera House) Brent Havens, conductor | Rashidra Scott, vocalist

Her voice inspired a generation and created iconic moments in our collective memory. Who can forget her 1991 performance of the Star Spangled Banner or the soaring notes of I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard? Sadly, Whitney Houston left us too soon. Be there when the VSO POPS! pays tribute to the unforgettable talent of the late Whitney Houston.

Holiday POPS! December 14, 2013 Robert Shoup, conductor | Virginia Symphony Chorus | Other Special Guests

Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up as only the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your hometown Orchestra, along with the inspirational voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions!

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles February 8, 2014 Benjamin Rous, conductor

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their American Television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Half a century later, people still remember where they were when they watched the Fab Four declare “I Want to Hold Your Hand!” On the 50th anniversary of this defining moment in American musical history, the original cast of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania returns to Hampton Roads to perform more than twenty classic Beatles hits, backed by the VSO POPS!

VSO POPS! Salutes Broadway March 8, 2014 Benjamin Rous, conductor

Rogers and Hammerstein. Bernstein. Gershwin. The names that shaped American musical theatre in the 20th Century. The music that lives with us even today. The VSO POPS! celebrates the legendary music from the golden age of the Great White Way.

Pixar in Concert April 12, 2014 Benjamin Rous, conductor

From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of ALL AGES some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Their brand of animation is definitely NOT just for kids. Now, the VSO POPS! presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, performed LIVE!

*New subscribers only. Offer valid in price sections B and C only. Call Patron Services at 892-6366 for details. Supported in part by the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.


VIRGINIA BEACH

Father Husband Jogger Hiker Michael Daniels, Principal Cello Photo: David A. Beloff Mount Trashmore

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CLASSICS for the Performing Arts at S a n d l e r C enter

Holiday POPS!

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7:30 PM Robert Shoup, conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Other Special Guests There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your hometown Orchestra along with the inspirational voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus.

Only included in the 8-concert package.

BOLERO!

Concert sponsor

Sunday, January 26, 2014 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Christina Naughton, piano Michelle Naughton, piano

Midori photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Opening Night With Midori* Sunday, September 22, 2013 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Midori, violin

SAINT-SAËNS POULENC DEBUSSY RAVEL

Carnival of the Animals Concerto for Two Pianos La Mer Bolero

Symphonic Dances Sunday, February 23, 2014

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon Overture PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet BRAHMS Violin Concerto Only included in the 8-concert package. *Presented by the F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Martina Filjak, piano

BARBER BEETHOVEN RACHMANINOFF

Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Piano Concerto No. 3 Symphonic Dances

Viva Italia!

A Classical Salute to Broadway

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Maximiano Valdés, guest conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

Benjamin Rous, conductor

VERDI VERDI ROSSINI

La Forza del Destino Overture Prelude, Triumphal March and Ballet from Aida Stabat Mater

Beethoven’s Fifth Saturday, November 30, 2013, 8:00 PM Benjamin Rous, conductor Sherie Aguirre, oboe

STRAVINSKY BACH BEETHOVEN

Apollon musagète Oboe d’amore Concerto Symphony No. 5

Rogers and Hammerstein. Bernstein. Gershwin. The names that shaped American musical theatre in the 20th Century. The music that lives with us even today. The VSO celebrates the legendary music from the golden age of the great white way.

Tchaik 6: Pathétique Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:00 PM JoAnn Falletta, conductor Michael Ludwig, violin

WEBERN SIBELIUS TCHAIKOVSKY

Im Sommerwind Violin Concerto Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Supported in part by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. All concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.

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PB & J Ahoy, Matey!

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for the Performing Arts Series sponsor

November 3, 2013

Will Associate Conductor Benjamin Rous be forced to walk the plank when a band of pirates takes over the concert? Find out when the PB&J season opener brings you the songs of the sea, including music from Pirates of the Caribbean and more – Pirate-style!

Jingle Bell Jam

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs

December 15, 2013

Back by popular demand, we are offering a holiday concert designed especially for kids! Enjoy the music of the season and maybe even an appearance by the jolly fellow from the North Pole!

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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February 2, 2014

This world-famous production by Classical Kids Live features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Turns out, this “madman” is none other than Ludwig Van Beethoven! As the story unfolds, you will be treated to more than twenty-five excerpts of Beethoven’s music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies.

Peter and the Wolf

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March 30, 2014

The classic story of an enterprising little boy named Peter, who, together with a duck, a cat and a bird, outsmarts a wolf and hunters. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra.

Bring the kids an hour early for pre-concert activities and fun for the entire family!

CLASSICS

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Regent University Series sponsor

Gershwin and More American Classics

Guitarra Española

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Andrew Grams, guest conductor Micah McLaurin, piano

Benjamin Rous, conductor Artyom Dervoed, guitar

JOHN HARBISON Bernstein Copland Gershwin

BEETHOVEN RODRIGO MENDELSSOHN

Remembering Gatsby Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Music for the Theatre Piano Concerto in F

Handel’s Messiah JoAnn Falletta, conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

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Schubert’s Unfinished Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, December 19, 2013

HANDEL

Leonore Overture No. 3 Concierto de Aranjuez Symphony No. 1

Messiah

Concert sponsor

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Yun Zhang, violin Michael Daniels, cello

MENDELSSOHN BRAHMS SCHUBERT

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The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Concerto for Violin and Cello Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

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VIRGINIA BEACH

Fit Momma Genealogist Crafter Creative Cook Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, Assistant Principal Cello Photo: Dave Norman Gilmore Phillips residence

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Supported in part by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. PB&J family concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. and Regent concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.


Center CLASSICS at Ferguson for the Arts Series Sponsor

BOLERO!

Friday, January 24, 2014 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Christina Naughton, piano Michelle Naughton, piano

SAINT-SAËNS POULENC DEBUSSY RAVEL

Carnival of the Animals Concerto for Two Pianos La Mer Bolero

Symphonic Dances Friday, February 21, 2014 JoAnn Falletta, conductor Martina Filjak, piano

Midori

BARBER BEETHOVEN RACHMANINOFF

photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Opening Night With Midori*

Concert sponsor

Friday, September 20, 2013

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon Overture PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet BRAHMS Violin Concerto Only included in the 8-concert package. *Presented by the F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Beethoven’s Fifth

Thomas Wilkins, guest conductor James Carter, saxophone

BERNSTEIN/HARMON ROBERTO SIERRA STILL COPLAND

Candide Suite Concerto for Saxophones Symphony No. 1, Afro-American Billy the Kid Suite

Tchaik 6: Pathétique Friday, April 4, 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Michael Ludwig, violin

Benjamin Rous, conductor Sherie Aguirre, oboe

Apollon musagète Oboe d’amore Concerto Symphony No. 5

WEBERN SIBELIUS TCHAIKOVSKY

Im Sommerwind Violin Concerto Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Celebrating Virginia

Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013 This concert will take place at First Baptist Church, Newport News

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

Billy the Kid Friday, March 14, 2014

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Midori, violin

STRAVINSKY BACH BEETHOVEN

Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Piano Concerto No. 3 Symphonic Dances

Concert sponsor

HANDEL Messiah Only included in the 8-concert package.

Thomas Wilkins, conductor Brendon Elliot, violin

With works about Virginia and by Virginia composers, including Adolphus Hailstork, this concert will celebrate the best that The Commonwealth has to offer.

Supported in part by the Newport News Arts Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.


NEWPORT NEWS

Mother Animal Lover Violinist Professional Bodybuilder

Lesa Bishop, Violin Photo: Dave Norman Flex Gym

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NEWPORT NEWS

Soul Mate Nature Lover Traveler Avid Walker

Barbara Chapman, Principal Harp Photo: Dave Norman Chapman Residence

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POPS! Series Sponsor

I Will Always Love You: The Music of Whitney Houston

at Ferguson Center for the Arts

A Very Special Offer for first time subscribers... Buy 1 POPS! subscription, get one FREE!*

Concert sponsor

Friday, October 18, 2013 Brent Havens, conductor | Rashidra Scott, vocalist

Her voice inspired a generation and created iconic moments in our collective memory. Who can forget her 1991 performance of the Star Spangled Banner or the soaring notes of I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard? Sadly, Whitney Houston left us too soon. Be there when the VSO POPS! pays tribute to the unforgettable talent of the late Whitney Houston.

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Thursday, February 6, 2014 Benjamin Rous, conductor

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their American Television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Half a century later, people still remember where they were when they watched the Fab Four declare “I Want to Hold Your Hand!” On the 50th anniversary of this defining moment in American musical history, the original cast of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania returns to Hampton Roads to perform more than twenty classic Beatles hits, backed by the VSO POPS!

Pixar in Concert Friday, April 11, 2014 Benjamin Rous, conductor

From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of ALL AGES some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Their brand of animation is definitely NOT just for kids. Now the VSO POPS! presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, performed LIVE! *New subscribers only. Offer valid in price sections B and C only. Call Patron Services at 892-6366 for details. Supported in part by the Newport News Arts Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Artists, programs, dates, and locations subject to change. All sales final.

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WILLIAMSBURG

Nature Lover Mixologist Gardener Metaphysicist

George Corbett, Oboe / English Horn Photo: Davvid A. Beloff First Landing Seashore State Park

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Supported in part by the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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CLASSICS

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Phi Beta Kappa Hall

Series Sponsor

Guitarra Española

Gershwin and More American Classics

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Benjamin Rous, conductor Artyom Dervoed, guitar

Andrew Grams, guest conductor Micah McLaurin, piano

JOHN HARBISON Bernstein Copland Gershwin

BEETHOVEN RODRIGO MENDELSSOHN

Remembering Gatsby Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Music for the Theatre Piano Concerto in F

Schubert’s Unfinished

Handel’s Messiah Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Concert sponsor

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Yun Zhang, violin Michael Daniels, cello

JoAnn Falletta, conductor Virginia Symphony Chorus Vocal Soloists

HANDEL

Leonore Overture No. 3 Concierto de Aranjuez Symphony No. 1

MENDELSSOHN BRAHMS SCHUBERT

Messiah

The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Concerto for Violin and Cello Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

SPECIAL EVENTS September 6, 2013, Williamsburg Winery September 7, 2013 Virginia Beach 31st Street Stage at the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach Bring the whole family to enjoy our FOUR FREE CONCERTS on July 11 and 25, August 15, and September 12. Prefer reserved seats? Call 757.498.0215 for information on VIP Subscriptions.

Fourth of July in Colonial Williamsburg

An intimate soiree filled with musical magic! This one-of-a-kind evening incudes exclusive (and sometimes unexpected) performances by select 2013-14 guest artists. A cabaretstyle event hosted by Music Director JoAnn Falletta, features fantastic hors d'oeuvres, an auction, and a chance to meet the musicians up close and personal.

July 4, 2013

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing a free concert on Palace Green in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City. Preferred seating will go on sale Memorial Day. Visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com for details.

May 9-11, 2014 - Harrison Opera House Virginia Opera and Virginia Arts Festival, featuring the Virginia Symphony, present Steven Sondheim’s musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, in May 2014. This “killer production” features the “best of both opera and Broadway worlds” in a cautionary tale about a barber’s revenge against the corrupt judge who unjustly imprisoned him. Tickets available September 2013.

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Chrysler Classics

Sandler Classics

at Chrysler Hall B

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Dress Circle

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STAGE

at Chrysler Hall

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Dress Circle Box

NORFOLK

Chrysler POPS!

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PB&J Family Classics

at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Adults: $56 | Kids: $39

Regent Classics at Regent University

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$123

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$75

VIRGINIA BEACH

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Ferguson Classics

Ferguson POPS!

at Ferguson Center for the Arts

at Ferguson Center for the Arts

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NEWPORT NEWS WILLIAMSBURG

PBK Classics Phi Beta Kappa Hall

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$139

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$75

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2013-2014 Season Brochure | Volume 2  

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced it's 2013-2014 concert season!

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