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Virginia Arts Festival
  • 440 Bank Street, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, , Norfolk, VA 23510
  • P: (757) 282-2800
  • District: Town Center
Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world to local audiences and making this historic, recreation-rich region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. The Festival has presented numerous U.S. and regional premieres, and regularly commissions new works of music, dance, and theater from some of today’s most influential composers, choreographers and playwrights. The Festival’s arts education programs reach tens of thousands of area schoolchildren each year through student matinees, in-school performances, artists’ residencies, master classes and demonstrations.
Alexandre Da Costa, Violin
April 12, 2020

Pure musical fireworks! The pairing of these passionate artists sparks with chemistry. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern’s...

Hong Kong Ballet Alice (in wonderland) with Virginia Symphony Orchestra
April 17, 2020

Get ready for a wild ride down the rabbit hole! When choreographer and director Septime Webre joined the Hong Kong Ballet in 2017,...

Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music
April 25, 2020

Calling all nuns, goatherds, Baronesses, brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-string, or any of your favorite things! Get ready to...

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
April 29, 2020

This legendary all-male troupe muscles its tutu-clad way onto the stage, delivering technically perfect ballet in hilarious...

The Kingdom Choir
May 4, 2020

Best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, this...

Shawn Colvin
May 6, 2020

Three-time Grammy® Award winner Shawn Colvin has shared stories in music for decades, penning songs of craft and catharsis that...

Coffee Concert I: Quartetto Adorno
May 7, 2020

New to the Festival! Discover this brilliant Italian ensemble.

The Black Mozart
May 7, 2020

From Concert Theatre Works, this new work, premiered at Tanglewood in 2019, tells “a slice of the wild historical story of composer...

Coffee Concert 2: Alexandre Da Costa, Violin
May 13, 2020

Here’s a concert to brighten your morning and begin a great day! When Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern joins passionate...

Coffee Concert III: Young Artist Trio
May 14, 2020

A new initiative from Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music Olga Kern! Each season the Festival will showcase...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
May 20, 2020

Musician, conductor, composer and musical ambassador Wynton Marsalis is a nine-time Grammy® Award winner, a recipient of the...

Coffee Concert Iv: Brentano Quartet
May 21, 2020

with Olga Kern, piano and Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players

One of the greatest — and most acclaimed — ensembles in...