Monday’s (2/1) Virginian-Pilot reports, “The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 classics season, announced today, will celebrate music director JoAnn Falletta’s 20th year with the orchestra through eight classics concerts and numerous other events. ‘I can hardly believe it’s been 20 years,’ Falletta said in a statement. ‘I feel almost as if I have ‘grown up musically’ with this incredible orchestra, and I am deeply grateful to them and to our wonderful community.’ The season will open Sept. 10 with performances of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Glazunov’s Concerto for Violin performed by guest soloist Chee Yun. …Among the guest artists will be pianist Erica Ciccarelli, percussionist Colin Currie, cellist prodigy Julian Schwartz, pianist Olga Kern and trumpeter Joe Burgstaller. As is its custom, the symphony will continue to perform throughout Hampton Roads, principally at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and Regent University in Virginia Beach, and St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg.”

Posted February 1, 2010