Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Symphony Celebration
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Olga Kern, piano
"One of the finest conductors of her generation." - The New York Times
"Falletta conducted with a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein. Falletta has won conducting awards named for Toscanini, Walter and Stokowski. That seems appropriate as her podium draws on the legacy of all three--Toscanini's tight control over ensemble, Walter's affectionate balancing of inner voices, and Stokowski's gutsy showmanship." - The Washington Post
The Virginia Arts Festival's celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday is also a grand farewell to a beloved member of the region's music community--an emotional event you won't want to miss. Marking her final season as Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta will lead the orchestra in one of classical music's most recognized works, Beethoven's monumental Fifth Symphony.
In her debut performance with the VSO, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern brings her vivid stage presence, brilliant musicianship, and extraordinary technique to a performance of Beethoven's breathtaking Emperor Concerto.
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June 27, 2021 7:30 pm - June 27, 2021 7:30 pm
For the safety of our patrons, tickets to this performance will be sold in socially-distanced pods. Below you will see the option to purchase a pod for a party of one or two, or a party of three or four, and your pod location will be assigned based on the best available pod in the section for that pod size. Detailed map here.
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June 30, 2021 11:00 am - June 30, 2021 11:00 am
Entertain the kids and interact live online with the original Off-Broadway cast members. As a bonus, feel good knowing you are simultaneously supporting the Sandler Center and the entertainers of the show directly!
Super easy one-click checkout and then the digital tickets are delivered instantly to your inbox. After the livestream, you can revisit the original link to watch the video on demand again and again. They will be continuing to add livestreams to the Stellar Tickets site throughout the summer and fall, in all they have 9 touring productions.
Streaming now until June 30, 2021.
Brianna, the charming and curious girl who explored the magic of winter in Snowkus Pocus, hops into a new 'adventure-through-the-seasons' in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A fresh cast of characters creates the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life! Portrayed through dazzling circus, dance, and can't-believe-your-eyes specialty acts, audiences of all ages will delight as the glory of the new season unfolds. Imagine Brianna's surprise as she meets comical creatures and even befriends a skunk! Our young heroine has lessons to learn and teach the woodland creatures as she eagerly searches for the butterfly that will usher in the next season, summer. This delightful new show thrills young and old while warming hearts in the way only Cirque-tacular can!
Family fun; Recommended for ages 3+. Young children will be dazzled by the engaging characters and bright happy visuals. Older kids and adults that are young-at-heart will enjoy the show's refreshingly simple charm and wow-factor circus and sideshow tricks.
LENGTH: 60 minutes
Originally performed Off-Broadway in NYC, this live airing is hosted live (in the chat) by a member from the original cast at the date and time for which you are purchasing a ticket. Audience members may ask questions of the performer or simply enjoy the fun facts they share during the live airing of the pre-recorded original Off-Broadway production. At the conclusion of the live airing, Video-on-demand re-airing may be accessed through the original link for viewers who wish to revisit the characters again and again.
July 3, 2021 7:00 pm - July 3, 2021 7:00 pm
Party on the Plaza returns to the Norfolk Scope Arena on Saturday, July 3! The second annual Party on the Plaza is poised to be the premiere concert of the summer, and the first hip-hop concert in the area in more than a year. The event will feature two powerhouse groups on one stage - The Diplomats and The Lox!
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