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St. Patrick's Day Gala Benefits VSO

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VSO violinist Amanda Gates performed Irish tunes on fiddle at the society's An Elegant Emerald Evening 2018 gala. Longtime VSO Resident Conductor and event honoree, Benjamin Rous, also performed along with the New Commonwealth Quartet and the VSO Woodwind Quintet. The annual fundraising event was held on St. Patrick's Day at the Clubhouse at Governor's Land at Two Rivers.

View over 200 professional photos from the 2018 gala.
Photo Credit: Helen's Place Photography

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In addition to the many member events held by the society during the concert season, a number of special local events feature the Virginia Symphony Orchestra - including performances at the Williamsburg Library, an annual outdoor concert held at the Matoaka Ampitheatre on the campus of the College of William and Mary, special VSO Unplugged concerts held at the Williamsburg Winery, and free concerts at the Williamsburg Regional Library.


Matoaka concert

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra holds a a free outdoor concert at the College of William & Mary's Lake Matoaka Ampitheater each September.



Annual Member Reception & Meeting

All members are heartily encouraged to attend the society's annual reception and meeting on Monday, May 21 at Legacy Hall in New Town from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


VSO to Perform with Grammy Award-Winner

Bruce Hornsby

Catch the VSO performing with Grammy award-winning singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby in an intimate summer setting on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on June 23. Hornsby, a Williamsburg native, will partner with the VSO to present the Virginia debut of his adventurous new orchestral program. Inspired by 20th century modernist composers, Hornsby will entertain with a unique program which utilizes the modern classical language in a pop song context.

Funhouse Fest 2-day ticket packages and single day packages can be purchased online at or by phone at 757-282-2822. Tickets can also be purchase in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St. in Norfolk.



Socials and Pre-Concert Dinners

Pre Concert Dinner

Prior to the final concert in the Virginia Symphony’s  2017-2018 Williamsburg series,  the Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg held a pre-concert dinner at the clubhouse at Colonial Heritage.  We were pleased to have Elizabeth Baroody, VSO Vice President of Development, join us.  Entertainment was provided by Debra Wendells Cross, VSO Principal Flute Chair, who gave a brief presentation about the history and evolution of the instrument followed by a performance of solo selections. 

Stay tuned for updates on events being planned for the 2018-2019 concert season. Special local events will include seasonal socials and pre-concert dinner events featuring live music from VSO musicians!



Free Williamsburg Regional Library Concerts

Join us at the Williamsburg Regional Library located at 515 Scotland Street for music by various VSO musical artists throughout the year. Concerts are free - no ticket required.

Next Concert:

"Celebrations" - Brass Ensemble

May 23, 2018 - 7:30-8:30 p.m.





Thank You

A STANDING OVATION to the generous individuals and corporate sponsors below for their support of the 2018 Gala.

Thank you for supporing the arts in our community!!



Mari Ann & Charlie Banks





Dr. Lester Dubnick, Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Season of Williamsburg

Harbor's Edge



Douglas Aquatics


Diane & Robert Petterson

Susan & Gary Ripple

Bob & Diane Petterson

Robert & Mary Moore

Gus Gustaferro & Marge Malvin

Page & Virginia Cranford

David & Linda Graham