2020-2021 Concert Season

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)

All tickets are $10.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door. 
Concerts in the fall of 2020 will take place at the
Tabernacle Baptist Church Community Life Center, 418 Halifax Street, Petersburg, 23803. 
Concerts will last about 1 hour with no intermission.
Face coverings, temperature checks, and social distancing will be required.
The audience will be seated by ushers in certain seats from front to back to follow COVID health guidelines.
Doors open at 3:15 pm - please arrive by 3:45 pm to be seated.
If this concert is cancelled due to COVID restrictions from the government,
refunds will be issues for the ticket value, but not for the Eventbrite fee (that’s their policy). 
This event is not appropriate for very young children or babies.
The concert video will be available for viewing for two weeks after each concert.

"Christmas in the Wind"

Sunday, November 29, 4:00 pm

Come ring in the holidays with the PSO Woodwind Quintet.

Featuring a collection of favorite Christmas carols for kids of all ages.


The concert program will be selected from the following works:


Mozart’s Guide to the Woodwind Quintet – arr. By William Higgins


Christmas Suite – arr. James Sclater


Christmas Time is Here – V. Guaraldi & L. Mendelson, arr. by John Gibson


Shepherds’ Christmas Music – by Clark McAlister


Three Christmas Carols – JS Pierpont, arr. by Ralph Martino


You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – music by A. Hague, lyrics by Dr. Seuss, arr. by Fiona Hickie


White Christmas – I. Berlin, arr. Kenneth Abeling


It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – M. Willson, arr. by Kenneth Abeling


The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – M. Torme and R. Wells, arr. Thomas Graf


Christmas Joy Medley – G.  F. Handel, J. Wade and J. Murray, arr. by Gary Lanier

"With Strings Attached"

Sunday, October 25, 4:00 pm

Join the PSO String Quartet for music from Baroque to Ragtime. 

Featuring music by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Joplin and a work that resulted

from Dvorak's visit to America.


Concerto in G major "Alla Rustica": Presto, Andante, Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)


Suite from "Water Music":  Bouree, Minuet, Air, Hornpipe

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)


Aria from Cantata No. 68

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)


Quartet No. 3 in G major, K. 156:  Presto, Tempo di Minuetto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791)


Sonatina, Op. 100:  Larghetto

Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)


Paragon Rag

Scott Joplin (1868 - 1917)


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