Virginia Symphony to perform in-person concerts, Feb. 26-March 28

Posted on: February 24, 2021

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced six intermissionless concerts, running 60 to 80 minutes each, in February and March in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport, representing the ensemble’s first in-person performances since last March. Concerts will be given before an audience of 250 people with multiple safety protocols in place. The first program, on February 26 at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall, will feature Music Director Laureate JoAnn Falletta conducting Adolphus Hailstork’s Adagio, Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 featuring Principal Horn Jacob Wilder, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”). Eric Jacobsen will guest-conduct the orchestra’s March 5-7 concerts featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 and violinist Brendon Elliott and cellist Sterling Elliott, who are brothers, in Saint-Saëns’s La muse et le poète. Guest conductor and violinist Cho-Liang Lin will lead Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 1-4 on the orchestra’s March 26-28 concerts. In addition, each program will be streamed live for subscribers, and will be available on demand after the concert; the first on-demand program will be offered free and remaining concerts will be available for purchase.