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Schedule

All concerts 7:30-9:00pm

Thursday, July 11
Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, July 25
Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, August 8
Symphonicity Orchestra

Thursday, August 15
Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, August 22
Symphonicity Orchestra

Tuesday, September 3
Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Location

31st Street Park
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Tickets

All concerts are free and open to the public, but VIP Memberships are available for purchase. Memberships include reserved seating, pre-concert receptions, valet parking, and more.

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Symphony by the Sea musicians and conductor on stage

Music by the Ocean

Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series makes its grand return in 2024 for the 13th Season of concerts!

Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as the concerts are well-attended and will fill the park.

CONCERT THEMES:

Thursday, July 11 – 7:30pm – Virginia Symphony Orchestra
“Symphonic Summer Games”
Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
In recognition of the spectacular athletes gathered in Paris this summer, don’t miss this concert filled with music from the iconic sports events and films that showcase the incredible seemingly super-human abilities of our sports heroes.

Thursday, July 25 – 7:30pm – Virginia Symphony Orchestra
“Where Wishes Come True: A Night of Enchanted Melodies”
Todd Craven, conductor
Join us for a magical night under the stars as music from your favorite animated films transports you through mythical lands and stories – Disney, Dreamworks, and more!

Thursday, August 8 – 7:30pm – Symphonicity
“Classical Comedy”
Featuring Raymond Jones from WHRO
Classical music inspired by comedic ideas, such as, Looney Tunes, Beethoven 5th Symphony “Sportscas” rendition, The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson, The Chicken Dance (for orchestra), Barber of Seville, and others.

Thursday, August 15 – 7:30pm – Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Wedding Bells and Pachelbel
Helen Martell, conductor; BJ Griffin, vocalist
Celebrate something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue as the VSO performs beloved music that’s become the soundtrack of so many beautiful wedding ceremonies. Enjoy selections like Trumpet Voluntary and Pachelbel’s Canon, even some Kool & the Gang you might have danced to at the reception, and, of course, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Thursday, August 22 – 7:30pm – Symphonicity
“Hearts & Heroes”
Featuring Kathryn Whitbeck, soprano
Music from movies including Batman, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood, James Bond, and Rocky; as well as love songs and arias.

Tuesday, September 3 – 7:30pm – Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Once Upon a Symphony
Brandon Eldredge, conductor
Explore the connection between music and storytelling as the VSO fills the night air with some of the most treasured orchestral works inspired by literature, film, fairy tales, and more! Join us to be transported by stories from Swan Lake to Man of La Mancha and adventures from Superman to Indiana Jones!


VIP Memberships

VIP Memberships can be purchased in 2024 for the full season of concerts for an early-bird price of $175/person until March 15th. After March 15th, the price is $195/person.

VIP Members receive the following benefits:

  • Reserved Seating for all 6 shows
  • Valet Parking for all 6 shows
  • Pre-Concert Receptions, including light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary popcorn and bottled water during concerts
  • Two ticket vouchers per member for an additional VSO concert of your choice
  • Two ticket vouchers per member for an additional Symphonicity concert of your choice
  • Rain dates as needed on Aug 1, Aug 29, Sept 5
  • Children 16 and under are free with a paying member

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