Join the Hampton Roads Philharmonic this season for in-person performances within the Hampton Roads Community! More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Sunday Performance

Sunday Performance

October 17 | 4pm

Fort Monroe Theatre | 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

After more than a season away from the stage, the HRP makes its return with a program featuring Grieg’s Symphonic Dances.  This piece, similar in scope and intensity to a symphony, is full of tuneful melodies that range from boisterous to introspective.   This concert will also premiere “Fall” the first of a four-part work by Jacob Tews, a series of miniature overtures that embody the essence of each season.   Each concert this season will premiere a new movement of this work.  Music by Ravel, Elgar, and Pietro Mascagni fill out the first half of the program.  Finally, we will hold our annual Golden Baton raffle for your chance to conduct the orchestra in December for the well-known holiday classic, Sleigh Ride!

Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition

November 14 | 10am-5pm

Fort Monroe Theatre | 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

In order 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.  This 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. 

Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites

Sunday Performance | Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites

December 12 | 2:30pm

Fort Monroe Theatre | 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

Come hear a festive program of winter classics & holiday favorites.  This program is a light, family-fun mix of the familiar sounds of the season blended with wintry classical works, tunes from film, guest appearances and more!  The winner of October’s Golden Baton raffle will guest conduct Sleigh Ride, and we will also premiere “Winter”, the second movement of a four-part work by Jacob Tews.  Stick around throughout the weekend and attend other events at Ft. Monroe as part of their annual Holly Days event.

Young Artists Competition Showcase Performance

March 6 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre | 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Young soloists from November’s Young Artist Competition will perform their winning movements of concertos from the standard repertoire. This concert dazzles, inspires, and celebrates the outstanding musical talent of our community. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony stands on the second half of the program: a classic of the orchestral repertoire filled with a sense of passion, vitality, and vigor. “Spring” by Jacob Tews will be presented as the third movement of a four-part work being premiered over the course of this season.

Virginia Community Music Festival

Virginia Community Music Festival

April 30 | 1pm

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

Performing highlights from our season in the Diamondstein Concert Hall at Christopher Newport University

Finale Concert

May 15 | 2:30pm

The American Theatre | 125 E. Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

This season finale closes our concert cycle by featuring a well-known staple of the orchestral repertoire: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”.   Perhaps best known for the beautiful and longing melody of the second movement, the entire work is a roller-coaster of drama, color, and intensity.   Rounding out this program is the final movement, “Summer”, of the four-part work by Jacob Tews, and a new commission by HRP harpist and composer, Mel Lauf.