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Single tickets to go on sale for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Virginia Symphony Orchestra)
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Virginia Symphony Orchestra)

Music lovers can score single tickets for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season beginning Monday.

Ticket sales for all performances — ranging in price from $25 to $110 for classics and pops concerts, to $12 to $17 for the symphony’s Peanut Butter & Jam series — go on sale at 9 a.m.

Season tickets are available from $44 to $765.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 757-892-6366, online on the symphony’s website or from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the symphony box office at 150 Boush St. in Norfolk.

Here is this season’s symphony schedule:

Williamsburg Classics

(Tickets $25-$110; all performances at Crosswalk Church, 5100 John Tyler Highway)

Latin Flair: Nov. 15 and 17

The 2018-2019 Williamsburg Classics Series kicks off with a program featuring composers hailing from Spain, Chile and Argentina, including Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Manuel de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 1.

Holiday Brass: Dec. 13-14

The bold sounds of the symphony’s brass section ring in the holidays in an all-new program.

Beethoven Symphony No. 8: Feb. 1-2

The program will also include the overture to Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, Concertino for English Horn by Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and Aaron Copland’s Quiet City.

Classics Reborn: March 15-16

The program features Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.


(Tickets $25-$110)

Pictures at an Exhibition: Sept. 21-23

Violinist Sandy Cameron joins the symphony for the first U.S. performance of Danny Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by a professional orchestra. The symphony will also perform Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture and Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Boléro: Oct. 19-21
Master pianist Alain Lefèvre joins the symphony to perform a long-lost concerto by Canadian composer André Mathieu. Tailleferre’s Overture, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Ravel’s  Boléro fill out the program.

Winter Dreams: Nov. 30 and Dec. 2
The program features Glazunov’s Winter from The Seasons, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony and the Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s “The  Nutcracker.”

Handel’s Messiah: Dec: 14-15
The symphony and chorus perform George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7: Jan. 25-27

The program also includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

Grieg Piano Concerto: March 9-10
In addition to Grieg’s concerto, the program will also feature Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.

A Mozart Celebration: March 21, 23 and 24

The program will showcase Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 under the direction of guest conductor Scott Yoo. Also featured will be the Overture to The Magic Flute and Sinfonia Concertante.

A Night at the Movies: April 5-7

The program includes a special Pipa Concerto from the composer of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” as well as scores from movies including “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Mahler Symphony No. 2: April 19-20

One of Mahler’s most popular and successful works.


(Tickets $25-$110)

Faith — The Music Of George Michael: Sept: 14-15

The symphony will perform some of the singer’s greatest hits, including “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “I’m Your Man,” “Faith,” and “Careless Whisper.”

The Sounds Of Simon & Garfunkel: Nov. 3

The symphony will perform hits from one of music’s greatest duos, including “The Sounds of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “The Boxer.”

Holiday Pops: Dec. 20-22

The annual show has become a holiday tradition and features the symphony chorus, Christmas carols and more.

Broadway A To Z… Abba To Les Miz!: Jan. 18-19

The symphony will perform favorite Broadway hits from shows such as “Showboat,” “West Side Story,” “The Music Man” and more.

Gershwin’s Rhapsody and More! March 28-29
Pianist Kevin Cole joins the symphony to pay homage to American songwriting giant George Gershwin.

Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series

($12 children, $17 adults)

Halloween Spooktacular: Oct: 27
The audience is encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes as the symphony performs some of the spookiest music ever written.

Jingle Bell Jam: Dec. 22
Celebrate the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays.

An American in Paris! March 31
The School of Richmond Ballet joins the symphony for a musical promenade through 1920s Paris.

Princesses and Pirates: May 12
Sing along to well-known songs and movie scores by Disney and other favorites.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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