Hidden Gem

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Hidden Gem, its fourth Masterworks concert of the 2016-2017 season, on April 25 & 26. Both performances are sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.

Carnival of the Animals

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's Carnival of the Animals Family Concert will be held on Saturday, April 29. The WSO will be joined by dancers from Virginia Regional Ballet, painter Bob Oller and narrator, Elisabeth Reiss.


April 1, 2017: WSO shines with little-known Clementi work

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra delivered another finely programmed affair Wednesday, that was revelatory in that it offered a work, most likely unfamiliar to just about everyone in the Kimball Theatre, including the musicians. See the full review.

March 29, 2017: Broadway performer headlining symphony fundraising concert

A Broadway star is uniting with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League for "A Broadway Bash," a benefit concert celebrating the performing arts Saturday. Read the full article.



The nonprofit Williamsburg Music Association has three components: The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra; The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League, a fundraising and support organization; and The Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, which give area students the opportunity to play in a full orchestra.



In addition to corporate and foundation sponsorship, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the generosity of many individual supporters. Whether you choose to get involved as a volunteer, annual contributor, or generous benefactor--or all of the above--it is your dedication and donations that allow the organization to achieve its goals of musical artistry, community outreach, and fiscal stability.


Janna Hymes
Music Director
Akemi Takayama
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Meet The Musicians


Sept. 25 & 26, 2017

From the New World

Schoenberg              Bounce (2013)

Sibelius       Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Dvorak        Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op.95

Jennifer Koh  – violin

"One of our most thoughtful and intense musicians.” The New York Times

Nov. 16 & 17, 2017

Mozart Magic

Villa-Lobos              Sinfonietta no. 1 in B-flat major, A115

Mozart       Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622

Mozart        Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K.550

David Shifrin  – clarinet

“Shifrin was masterful in the performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with his playing in the final variations especially impressive for his technical gleam and flexible phrasing." Boston Classical Review


  • The Williamsburg Symphony Piano Virtuoso Performance
    Hidden Gem, April 25 & 26 at 8 p.m., Kimball Theatre
    2016-2017 Classical Masterworks Series, Concert 4
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Hidden Gem, its fourth Masterworks concert of the 2016-2017 season. The program opens with Verdi's Overture to "La Forza del Destino" and includes symphonies by Mozart and Nielsen. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, now in her 13th season at the podium. Hidden Gem is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.
  • Carnival of the Animals Cukoo
    Carnival of the Animals, April 29, 2017, Williamsburg Community Chapel
    The WSO Presents Carnival of the Animals with Virginia Regional Ballet, artist Bob Oller & narrator Elisabeth Reiss
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Carnival of the Animals, A Family Concert with Janna Hymes, Conductor. A variety of animal-themed musical pieces will enchant the audience with artist Bob Oller and dancers from Virginia Regional Ballet interpreting the music. A whimsical classic written over 150 years ago, Carnival of the Animals includes 14 movements representing different animals, including a lion, donkey, and elephant, as well as fossils, an aquarium and an aviary. The music will also be accompanied by the poems of Ogden Nash narrated by Elisabeth Reiss. Thank you to generous underwriting by the Charles S. & Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation, Two Friends of Music, Liz Moore and Associates and the Anderson Financial Advisory Group of Davenport and Company. Support also comes from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and Virginia Commission for the Arts.
  • Elena Urioste
    Fireworks Finale, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Hall
    2016-2017 Classical Masterworks Series, Concert 5
    The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 33rd season in grand style with Fireworks Finale, a concert featuring guest violinist Elena Urioste. She joins the orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D, op. 35. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. One performance only.


Tickets to the 2017-2018 Masterworks Season will be available soon! Keep checking back for details about new performance venues; dates and times will remain the same as listed in our brochure.

$48-58 USD



Two Friends of Music