Benjamin Rous, who served as a VSO Resident Conductor for 8 years, is honored at the society's annual gala.

VSO musician Christy Havens works with pre-schoolers at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

The Annual Gala, hosted by the Virginia Symphony Society, has netted over $200,000 for the Virginia Symphony since it began.

Williamsburg high school students perform at a society event.

Members and guests gather for cocktails before the annual gala.

World famous jazz clarinetist Sal Andolina performs.

The Virginia Symphony Society

The Virginia Symphony Society (VSS) is a proud supporter of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, one of Virginia’s top cultural institutions. Directed by internationally acclaimed director, JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra has distinguished itself across the country and was recently elevated to national status upon being admitted to the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians.

The VSS is dedicated to enhancing the rich cultural life of Greater Williamsburg, Hampton Roads and beyond through support of this wonderful orchestra. VSS members are active in attending concerts, assisting with regional outreach activities, fundraising, pre-concert dinners, receptions and special events.

The VSS provides significant support to bring the VSO’s SOAR program to the Williamsburg area. This allows VSO musicians to hold inservice sessions for Williamsburg teachers as well as student workshops in our elementary, middle, and high schools – inspiring hundreds of music students each year. Together, all of these activities work toward our goal of promoting music across generations.

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