Hampton University
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Hampton University
11/09/2012 - #28

Hampton, Va. - The Hampton University Musical Arts Society welcomes the Virginia Symphony to open the 2012-2013 season Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. The 92 year-old Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is Southeastern Virginia's preeminent professional symphony orchestra.

With the title, “From The Duke to Dvorák,” audience members can anticipate a performance packed with classical hits with a contemporary flare. VSO Associate Conductor Bejamin Rous will lead the orchestra in a program of classics featuring works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Dvo?ák. In addition, the orchestra will be joined by saxophonist Stephanie K. Sanders to perform a selection from Duke Ellington’s “Three Black Kings.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with our good friends at Hampton University,” said Eric Borenstein, President & Executive Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. “We’re so grateful to Ms. Susan Bentley Joseph for providing this opportunity through her generous donation this past spring.  We honor her memory through this important partnership.” 

Founded in 1921, by acclaimed composer and pianist Robert Nathaniel Dett, the Musical Arts Society strives to enrich the cultural lives of its students and the citizens of Hampton Roads.

General admission tickets are $20. Student tickets are $10 with ID.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Hampton University Musical Arts Society and upcoming performances please visit mas.hamptonu.edu

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