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Symphonicity Steps Back in Time for “Jurassic Journey,” Its 20th Annual Lollipop Concert for Families and Children

Symphonicity will be joined by Ballet Virginia International for a special children’s presentation of “Jurassic Journey” on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 3 PM. The concert will take place at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Pre-concert activities for children will begin at 2 PM. In this 45-minute presentation that ... More

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Symphonicity Gifts Hampton Roads with a Free Messiah Sing-Along Concert

Symphonicity will present its 36th annual offering of the Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along to the Hampton Roads community on Saturday, December 23rd, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will begin at 8 PM. This year the concert will be recorded for a special project to be announced from the stage. Symphonicity’s ... More

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Latin American Flare at Symphonicity’s First Concert of the Season

Symphonicity is joining with world-class artists to take its audience on a fascinating world tour of sights and sounds this season, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. The 2018-2019 Masterworks series, “Destinations: Your Passport to Great Music,” runs from October through May and will focus on iconic ... More

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Symphonicity Partners with The Philadelphia International Music Festival to Promote Music Education Among Youth

HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA (December 18, 2018) Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach, is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Philadelphia International Music Festival, a summer music program that offers student musicians from around the world the unique opportunity to spend concentrated time immersed in music ... More

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Symphonicity Captures the Musical Spirit of Austria in “Destinations” Concert, Nov. 18 at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts

Violinist Annika Jenkins Returns to Her Hometown Stage as Concert Soloist (Virginia Beach, Nov. 8, 2018) – Austria, home of mountains, meadows and Mozart, will take center stage when Symphonicity presents the second concert in its travel-themed Masterworks series, “Destinations: Your Passport to Great Music,” Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the ... More

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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