The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2018-19 classics season, which will open in September with Music Director JoAnn Falletta conducting Danny Elfman’s 2017 Violin Concerto featuring soloist Sandy Cameron, on a program also featuring Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Also planned during the season are Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto with soloist Wu Man, Kishmul’s Galley by Granville Bantock (1868-1946), and the Fourth Piano Concerto by André Mathieu (1929-1968), with soloist Alain Lefèvre. The season will include Handel’s Messiah, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Ravel’s Bolero, the Grieg Piano Concerto with soloist Jeffrey Biegel, music from Spellbound (Rózsa) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Williams), and symphonies by Beethoven, Sibelius, Mozart, and Mahler. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach.

Posted January 22, 2018