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Exotic and traditional “Destinations” for the 2018-2019 Masterworks Series

Symphonicity offers you a passport to great music! For the upcoming 2018-2019 season, you and others who love great music will travel with us to exciting "Destinations." The first masterworks concert in October will be Destination: Latin America, and we are so pleased that timpani soloist John Kilkenny will help us capture the spirit of ... More

Masterworks V: “Ode to America”

Maestro Daniel W. Boothe’s inaugural season with Symphonicity concludes with powerful patriotic tones in “Ode to America,” the final concert of the five-part “Ode to the Future” masterworks series. The concert will include a Virginia Beach premiere, special acoustical effects, and featured collaborations with many musicians ... More

Masterworks III: “Ode to Joy”

In his season debut, Symphonicity’s new Music Director and Conductor Daniel W. Boothe will lead a massive orchestra and chorus in “Ode to Joy,” the third of a five masterwork concert series titled “Ode to the Future,” scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, February 18th, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The afternoon ... More

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