For the first time, the Virginia Symphony will perform three pops concerts at the
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In past seasons, the pops series was only presented in Norfolk's
The three Ferguson pops concerts will be a night of silent films and film music on Nov. 2, Broadway star Gary Mauer performing a tribute to
JoAnn Falletta, the orchestra's music director and conductor, will open the classical season on Sept. 7-9 with two large orchestral pieces, Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler." Guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." In addition to the Ferguson Center performance, most classical concert weekends will include performances at Chrysler Hall and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.
In addition to Parker, the 2012-2013 classical season will feature string bass player Edgar Meyer playing a Bottesini concerto, violinist Chloe Hanslip playing the Korngold concerto and pianist Terrence Wilson performing the Beethoven Second Concerto. Other orchestral pieces will include Respighi's "Pines of Rome," seventh symphonies by Dvorak and Beethoven, Schubert's Ninth Symphony and the Mozart Requiem.
Programs for the orchestra's series at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall in Williamsburg and
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The Virginia Symphony will present eight classical concerts and three pops concerts at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in 2012-2013. Subscriptions range from $107-$453 for the classical series and from $56-$181 for the pops series.
The classical series at Phi Beta Kappa Hall in Williamsburg will be announced at a later time.