Since our inaugural season in 2013, we have provided quality music and classic favorites to the Hampton Roads community. Read more about our previous seasons and performances!

Grieg’s Symphonic Dances | October 17, 2021, Ft. Monroe Theatre 
Overture to L’italiana in Algeri – Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) 
Mother Goose Suite – Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) 
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) 
Enigma Variations – Edward Elgar (1857–1934) 
Symphonic Dances, Op. 64 – Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) 

Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites | December 12, 2021, Ft. Monroe Theatre
A Christmas Festival Overture – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) 
Toccattaon Carol of the Bells – Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Arr. David Lovrien (b. 1963)
Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
In the Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst (1874-1934), Arr. Robert W. Smith (b. 1958)
Canadian Brass Christmas – Luther Henderson (1919-2003), Arr. Calvin Custer (1939-1998)
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975), James Morgan, conductor
The Christmas Tree Ordeal – Mel Lauf (b. 1972)
The Nutcracker Suite – PyotrIlyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Young Artists Competition Performance | March 6, 2022, The American Theatre 
The Impresario: Overture – W. A. Mozart 
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto – Ludwig van Beethoven 
Piano Concerto No. 13 K.415, I. Allegro – W. A. Mozart, Ritchie Bui, pianist 
Bloom – Steven Bryant (2004), Trans. James Spinazzola (2012) 
English Folk Song Suite – R. Vaughn Williams, Sam Brady, student conductor
          No. 1 – March – “Seventeen Come Sunday”
No. 2 – Intermezzo – “My Bonny Boy”
No. 3 – March – “Folk Songs from Somerset” 
Finlandia, Op. 26 – Jean Sibelius 

Virginia Community Music Festival | April 24, 2022, Christopher Newport University
The philharmonic performed a highlight of their season.

American Classics Finale Concert | May 15, 2022, Fort Monroe Theatre
Lullaby – George Gershwin (1898-1937) 
HRP Brass Quintet 
Four Songs – Charles Ives (1874-1954), arr. Singleton 
On the Counter (1920) 
The Side Show (1921) 
Slow March (c.1887) 
Tarrant Moss (c.1898) 
HRP Woodwind Quintet 
Sailor’s Hornpipe – Burnet Tuthill (1888-1982) 
Suite of Old Lettish Dances – Andrejs Jansons (b. 1938) 
I Sarabumbals 
          1. Mummer’s Dance 
III. Dawn 
          1. Long Dance 
The Cascades – Scott Joplin (1868-1917) 
Hampton Roads Philharmonic 
Last Flight of the Kestrel– Melvin Lauf, Jr. (b. 1971) 
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
Down a Country Lane – Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
An Outdoor Overture – Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
Variations on a Shaker Theme – Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
Rodeo: Hoedown – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Our 2020 Young Artist Competition was a huge success. The judges had their work cut out for them, selecting winners from the twelve extremely gifted young local musicians. Check out the results from the 2020 Young Artists Competition!

We have created a few videos that highlight our members’ wonderful talents. Stay tuned to our Facebook and YouTube pages for more content!

Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony | October 13, 2019
The Ruins of Athens Overture, Beethoven
Pelleas et Melisane Suite, Faure
Symphony No. 4 “The Italian”, Mendelssohn

Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites | December 8. 2019
Light holiday tunes & seasonal favorites

Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance | March 8, 2020
Violin Concerto No. 3, Saint-Saens, Maggie Jordan, Violin
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Saint-Saens, Kendall Gonzales
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Sibelius, Eliza Willett
Symphony No. 2, Beethoven

HRP Presents: Season Finale | May 17, 2020
Balakirev, Grieg, Saint-Saens
Performances by competition Runner-Up and Encouragement Award recipients

6th Season Opening Concert | October 14, 2018
Overture on Russian Themes, Rimsky-Korsakov
Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky
Symphony No. 7, Beethoven

3rd Annual Young Artists Competition | November 4, 2018
Tragic Overture, Brahms
Elegy for Strings, Elgar
Symphonie Esapganole, Lalo
Symphony No. 2, Borodin
Violin Concerto in D Major, Tchaikovsky

Mistletoe Concert at Fort Monroe | Saturday, December 8, 2018
Part of a weekend of free events at Fort Monroe, including a Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting, and Historic Tours

Winter Classics and Holiday Favorites | Saturday, December 9, 2018
HRP Performs Holiday Classics with a pops-style twist. Hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers.

Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance | Sunday, March 10, 2019
Featuring winners from the HRP’s third annual Young Artist Competition.

Season Finale Concert | Sunday, May 19, 2019
An Outdoor Overture, Copland
Dusk, Steven Bryant
Fanfare to La Peri, Dukas
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Brahms

Totentanz & Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 | October 15, 2017
The Roman Carnival Overture, Berlioz
Totentanz, Liszt
Symphony No. 2, Brahms

1st Annual Young Artists Competition | November 6, 2017
Overture: The Hebrides, Mendelssohn
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Haydn, Kendall Gonzales, cellist
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Mozart, Kearston Gonzales, violinist
Symphony No. 104, Haydn

Winter Classics and Holiday Favorites @ Ft. Monroe Theatre | December 9, 2017
Part of a weekend of free events at Fort Monroe, including a Mistletoe Tour, a Tree Lighting, and Historic Tours

Hampton Roads Philharmonic: Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites | December 10, 2017
HRP Performs Holiday Classics with a pops-style twist. Hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers. Features seasonal favorites such as The Skater’s Waltz, Sleigh Ride, and a special guest narration of A Visit from St. Nick.

Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance | March 11, 2018
Mendelssohn, Haydn feat. Kendall Gonzales, Cellist, Mozart feat. Kearston Gonzales, Violinist, Haydn

Season Finale Concert | May 20, 2018
Pavane, Fauré
Petite Suite, Debussy
Flute Concertino Op. 107, Chaminade
Pastorale d’ete, Honeggar
Algerian Suite, Saint-Saens

HRP Presents: Dvorak Symphony No. 6 | October 16. 2016
Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Nicolai;
Pavane pour une infante defunte, Ravel;
Symphonie Fantastique, Berlioz;
Dvorak Symphony No. 6

1st Annual Young Artists Competition | November 6, 2016

HRP Presents: Winter Classics | December 4, 2016
Waldteufel; Humperdinck; Leroy Anderson; Tchaikovsky; Holcomb

Holly Days @ Ft. Monroe Theatre | December 11, 2016
Weekend of free events: HRP Performs Holiday Classics, Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting, and Historic Tours

Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance | March 12, 2017
Young Artist Competition Winner, Brendan Elliott; Bloom, Steven Bryant; Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op. 47; Brendan Elliott, violinist; Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Beethoven

HRP Presents: Season Finale | May 21, 2017
Coriolan Overture, Beethoven
Emperor Waltzes, Strauss II
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Grieg

Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G Minor | October 18, 2015
iFlight, Jeremy Ribando; Mendelssohn; Rebecca Willett, pianist; Rimsky Korsakov Symphony No. 1

Holly Days: A Classical Christmas with the HRP | December 13, 2015
Selected Highlights: Messiah, Handel; A Christmas Festival Overture; Musical Reading of “A Visit from St. Nick”; Sleigh Ride, A Christmas Sing-Along

HRP Presents: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with Annika Jenkins | March 6, 2016
Egmont: Overture, Beethoven; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor; Annika Jenkins; “Shattered Glass” Lamb; L’Arlsienne Suite No. 2, Bizet

HRP Presents: Rossini, Bartok, Dvorak | May 22, 2016
The Thieving Magpie: Overture, Rossini; Fantasia on Serbian Themes, Rimsky-Korsakov; Sonata de Camera, Mel Lauf; Romanian Folk Dances, Bartok; Slavonic Dances No. 1, 4, 8, Dvorak

October, 2014
Iflight, Jeremy Ribando; East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Chris Lamb; Variations for Orchestra: Overture, Seare Farhat; Knights of the Red Branch, Kevin Kaska; Barbara Chapman, harpist; Vince Zentner, harpist; Mel Lauf, harpist; Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World” Antonin Dvorak

December 2014
A Christmas Festival Overture, Leroy Anderson; White Christmas, Traditional; The Christmas Song, Traditional; Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson; The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky; II. Danses caractéristiques; III. Waltz of the Flowers; O Holy Night, Traditional Arr. Goeller; Anna Feucht, Soprano; Gloria, John Rutter; First Presbyterian Church Choir; Schola Cantorum; A Christmas Sing-A-Long, Traditional

March 2015
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture, Rossini; Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85, Elgar; Sterling Elliott, cellist; Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 “Unfinished”

May 2015
Der Schauspieldirektor K 486: Overture, Mozart; Marche Hongroise from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, Berlioz; Concerto No. 2 in B minor for Double Bass and Orchestra, Bottesini; Symphonic Dances Op. 64, Grieg

October 2013
Overture to L’italiana in Algeri, Rossini; Prelude from Pelleas et Mellisande, Faure; Danse Bacchanale from Samson; and Delilah, Saint-Saens; Symphony No. 1, Beethoven

December 2013
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson; A Christmas Festival Overture, Leroy Anderson; A Christmas Sing A Long, Traditional
The Christmas Song, Traditional; O Holy Night, Traditional; Anna Feucht, soprano; The Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky

March 2014
Overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart; Mother Goose Suite, Ravel; Finlandia, Sibelius; Symphony No. 5 “Reformation,” Mendelssohn

May 2014
Karelia Suite, Sibelius. Ach Ich Fuhls from The Magic Flute, Mozart. Quando M’en Vo from La Boheme, Puccini. Sempre Libera from La Traviata, Verdi. Anna Feucht, soprano. Symphony No. 8, Beethoven.

June 2014
The Star-Spangled Banner, Traditional; American Folk Rhapsody No. 2, Grundman; Hail Columbia, Traditional; Finale, 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky