Press Room

Symphonicity press releases, public relations pieces, and other external news items


Welcome to Daniel W. Boothe

Daniel W. Boothe, an award-winning musician and composer, will take the baton to lead Symphonicity, starting with the 2017-2018 season. After Symphonicity’s first and founding music director David Kunkel announced his plans to retire, the orchestra began a “Quest for the Best” search for a new music director. They received 74 ... More

Theodore Kuchar Takes the Podium

Symphonicity welcomes its fifth and final conductor candidate to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring the compositions of Arturo Márquez, Antonín Dvořák, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The “Epic Revolutionaries” concert will be held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. The concert is the ... More

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique: Passionate and Poignant

Symphonicity welcomes its fourth conductor candidate to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring well-known classics of Russian composers Alexander Glazunov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Piotr Tchaikovsky. The concert, titled “Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique: Passionate and Poignant,” will be held at the Sandler Center for the Performing ... More

Passion, Sorrow, and the Most Famous Opening Bars of any Piece of Classical Music

Young, carefree love. Growing anguish over a way of life lost after war. And the heroic struggle of life. It’s all captured in this tremendous concert aptly titled “Love, Strife, and Fate.” Symphonicity presents a deeply emotional selection with its third subscription concert of the season, scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, February 19th, at ... More

The Nutcracker with the Virginia Ballet International

A young girl’s dream of a magical Nutcracker that comes to life will fill the stage when Ballet Virginia International (BVI) presents “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. Guest artists from around the country ... More

Music and Art Showcased at Symphonicity’s Next Concert of the Season

It is usually one or the other in the world of music and art, either the theatre or the art gallery, but this time Symphonicity makes the choice easy by offering both at its second subscription concert of the season, scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, November 20th , at the Sandler for the Performing Arts. This all comes about as a result of ... More

Announcing “The Quest for the Best” 2016-2017 Masterworks Series

After a long, extensive search to find Symphonicity’s new Music Director, five finalists have emerged. This season, we present each one as he conducts a special program for our audiences. We invite you to join us for this exciting season of discovery and enjoy all the amazing talent, delightful soloists, and engaging music. This is ... More

Symphonicity Continues 35th Season with “Russian Treasures”

Symphonicity Continues its 35th Anniversary Season with “Russian Treasures”, featuring Daria Scarano, pianist (Virginia Beach) Symphonicity, the City of Virginia Beach’s own symphony orchestra, presents its fourth subscription concert, "Russian Treasures", on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Sandler Center for the Perform... More

17th Annual Lollipop Concert for Families

Presented by Symphonicity-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, with dancers from Ballet Virginia International and Suzuki violinists of Hampton Roads. Saturday, January 16, 2016  2-4 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Town Center of Virginia Beach We are pleased to present our 17th Annual Lollipop Concert for Famili... More

33rd Annual Free Messiah Sing Along

Presented by Symphonicity on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Town Center. We are pleased to present our 33rd Annual FREE Messiah Sing Along as our gift to the community. The audience will sing the choruses from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Soloists will be: ... More