Join the Hampton Roads Philharmonic this season for in-person performances within the Hampton Roads Community! All concerts (unless otherwise noted) are free, but donations will be accepted! Tickets are not required.

Sunday Performance

October 16 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663

The HRP invites you to join us for a landmark concert – the opening of our 10th Anniversary Season! For this program, we focus on themes of celebration, reflection, and excitement for the future as we paint a musical journey of the past ten years. From raucous celebrations in opera to the simple beauty in introspection, enjoy a selection of works that tell our story. Throughout the season, the orchestra will revisit meaningful and memorable works performed over our past seasons.

Tickets for the performance are $20 each.

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7th Annual Young Artist Competition

November 6 | 10am – 5pm

The American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663

To foster musical talent in our community and to give young musicians the valuable opportunity to perform as a soloist with an orchestra, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic is opening a portion of its season to feature a young soloist. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist. The competition is not open to the public, but we invite you to attend the Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March to hear the winners live.

Register online at hrphil.org/yac.

Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites

December 11 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663

Come and hear a festive program of winter classics & holiday favorites. This program is a light, bite-sized, family-fun mix of the familiar sounds of the season blended with wintry classical works, tunes from film, guest appearances, and more!

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Young Artist Competition Performance

March 12 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663

Young soloists from November’s Young Artist Competition will perform their winning selections of concertos. Each season this concert dazzles and inspires while celebrating the outstanding musical talent of our community. The orchestra will perform Debussy’s lush Petite Suite and revisit the first symphony ever performed by the orchestra over ten years ago: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

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2nd Annual Virginia Community Music Festival

April 23

Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

The HRP will perform selections from its season as part of CNU’s 2nd Annual VCMF. The Virginia Community Music Festival presents public performances by community music ensembles throughout Virginia, lectures, and workshops on health for adult musicians, audience development, fundraising, and more. The concerts are free and open to the public and are held in Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts and Pope Chapel.

HRP Presents: A Mother’s Day Concert

May 14 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre
125 E Mellen St
Hampton, VA 23663

Join us this Mother’s Day for a maternal twist on a light classics-style concert. We celebrate all of the mothers in our lives with a selection of beautiful and immediately enjoyable pieces inspired by mothers with a few fun diversions along the way. Hear the lighter and sentimental side of the serious names in classical music: Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms, Ravel, Elgar, and others. Let us be a part of a perfect afternoon outing paired with a lunch or dinner right around the corner in historic Phoebus.

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More About the Hampton Roads Philharmonic

The Hampton Roads Philharmonic (HRP) showcases the community’s rich musical talent in four exciting programs throughout the season: October, December, March, and May. A diverse orchestra, the HRP includes active and retired military, music teachers, students, senior citizens, and youth. The orchestra welcomes familiar, and new composers alike and actively commission new works each season.

In addition to our busy concert season, members of our philharmonic also perform throughout Hampton Roads. Past performances have included Sister Cities of Newport News, Summerwinds Winery in Smithfield, and Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton. Contact us if you are interested in having our groups or members perform at your next event! Stay tuned to our social media pages to see other performances within the Hampton Roads community!