2019-2020 Concert Season


Individual tickets can be purchased by mailing in an order form, at the door before a concert, and at EVENTBRITE (click here).  (Until Sat. 12/7/19 at 5:00 pm.)

ADULTS - $20;  SENIORS (62+) - $15;  COLLEGE STUDENT/YOUTH - $10; One (1) YOUTH under 18 gets in free with one (1) other paid ticket holder!

Use the order form or pay at the door for SEASON TICKETS and GROUP tickets ($10 each for groups of 10 or more people).

 

Our regular season concerts take place at the Petersburg High School Auditorium - 3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg, 23805.

Concerts last 1.5 to 2 hours with intermission; tickets are general admission.  The Women's Committee has a reception after the concert for the musicians and audience.

Click HERE for our newsletter with more information about the PSO and HERE for a concert season poster.


28 October 2018, Sunday

4:00 PM "Romantic Reflections"

Petersburg High School Auditorium

3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg, VA

A program of music by composers of the "Romantic" era, and composers of later generations who followed the Romantic style. Featured are highlights from "Jurassic Park" and music used for the Alfred Hitchcock TV theme.

Adults: $20.00 / Senior Citizen: $17.00 / Students: $12.00*

3 November 2018, Saturday

7:30 PM "Classical Pops"

Colonial Heights High School Auditorium

3600 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, VA

This special concert showcases members of the Colonial Heights High School Band. The PSO will perform entertaining classical and popular music. The concert, sponsored by the City of Colonial Heights, is open to the public free of charge.

Adults: Free / Students: Free

2 December 2018, Sunday

4:00 PM Handel's "Messiah" - Part I

Petersburg High School Auditorium

3101 Johnson Road, Petersburg, VA

The orchestra presents George Frideric Handel's famous Oratorio, joined by the One Voice Chorus of Richmond and outstanding guest soloists.

Adults: $20.00 / Senior Citizen: $17.00 / Students: $12.00*

02 March 2019, Saturday

7:30 PM "A Beacon of Light"

The Beacon Theater

401 N. Main Street, Hopewell, VA 23860

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, coming off a successful Cabaret event on Saturday, February 16, 2019, will perform a free concert on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Beacon Theater in Hopewell, Virginia. The concert, suitably named "A Beacon of Light", will feature a variety of music from a diverse group of composers such as Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Jr., John PHillip Sousa, Serge Prokofiev, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams, to name a few. For the past four years, the Petersburg Symphony has thrilled the Beacon's audiences with music that crosses many genres and this concert will be no different.

Under the direction of Mr. Ulysses Kirksey, the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, now in its 41st year, is committed to confirming a permanent musical institution in the City of Petersburg, serving the Tri-Cities Area and surrounding counties for the expression of the talent of its members and for the enjoyment and inspiration of all who delight in participating in an exquisite performing arts experience.

For more information, contact the Beacon Theater at (804) 446-3457, or the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra office at (804) 732-0999 or (804) 931-7778.

Tickets: Free (Pick up at the Beacon Theater box office from 10AM-5PM, M-F)

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:00 pm

“Colors of the Orchestra”
A program that reveals the palette of colors and textures that are available to composers of orchestral music.  Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slav” and Copland’s “Our Town” are showcased.
  

 


 

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:00 pm

“A Classic Holiday”
Music that celebrates the spirit of this special season. Vocal solos and an audience sing-along will be featured.

 

Fugue No. 12 in G minor – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

 

Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach from Cantata 208, arr. Lucien Cailliet

 

Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) – Cesar Franck (1822 - 1890)

Karen Savage, soprano

 

Greensleeves – Traditional, arr. Alfred Reed

 

Carol of the Bells – Ukrainian Folk Carol, arr. Richard Hayman

 

INTERMISSION

 

Sleepers, Awake – Johann Sebastian Bach, from Cantata, 140, arr. Eugene Ormandy

 

Variations on a Christmas Carol – Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Emmanuel Barks, conductor

 

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) – Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)

Karen Savage, soprano

 

Sleigh Ride – Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934)

 

Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975)

 

A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson [sing along] 

 


 

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 4:00 pm

“The British Invasion”
Spend an afternoon with the group that specializes in British rock of the 60’s & 70’s. “The English Channel” will take you on a trip down memory lane with songs by The Beatles, The Who, Moody Blues, and Queen, to name a few. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE:  "Perfectly Marvelous Gala" Cabaret

Saturday Evening, February 15, 2020, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Virginia State University, Gateway Dining and Events Center

 

info@petersburgsymphony.org - send name & email to join our list! /   (804)732-0999   /  P.O. Box 2146, Petersburg, VA, 23804-1446