Falletta Begins Her Long Goodbye

Falletta Begins Her Long Goodbye

By Montague Gammon III In JoAnn Falletta’s next to the last year as Music Director of our Virginia Symphony, its 2018-2019 Classics Concert Series bears the special stamp of the woman who was named, in the London based Bachtrack website’s international survey a few...
A Bernstein Celebration Like No Other

A Bernstein Celebration Like No Other

By Montague Gammon III The Virginia Arts Festival’s Bernstein at 100 commemorates the centennial of the birth, and honors one part of the artistry, of Leonard Bernstein, whom Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta calls “probably the greatest American...
Christmas from Vienna

Christmas from Vienna

By Jeff Maisey   The Virginia Arts Festival will present the Vienna Boys Choir’s programmed called “Christmas in Vienna” December 20 at St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg and December 21 at Virginia Beach’s Sandler Center. There are four touring groups...
Symphony Takes Flight

Symphony Takes Flight

By Montague Gammon III Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s NASA Langley Centennial celebration concerts soar from Newport News to Neptune and beyond, going galactic after a brief orchestral orbit. Of course, the race to space did not start a century ago, but it was in 1917,...