Season Masterworks Concerts

Janna Hymes

Janna Hymes will continue as the Williamsburg Symphony's music director and conductor; the 2018-19 season marks her 15th anniversary on the podium. Thank you, Janna, for bringing to our stage such excellent and innovative programming!

In the 2018-19 season, all Masterworks performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will take place at the Kimball Theatre in Merchant Square.

Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets.

Concertmaster Akemi Takayama will return for the 2018-19 season!



Introducing our 35th Anniversary Season!

September 2018-May 2019

Masterworks Concert 1: September 10 & 11, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

Featuring Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
  • Shubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 61

Masterworks Concert 2: October 29 & 30, 2018 (Mon./Tues.)

  • Rossini: Overture to Il signor Bruschino
  • Rossini: Pas de six ballet from William Tell
  • Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Opus 112
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

Masterworks Concert 3: March 3 & 4, 2019 (Sun./Mon.)

Featuring Sterling Elliott, cello
  • Schoenberg: Go
  • Khachaturin: Suite from music for the drama Masquerade
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella

Masterworks Concert 4: April 2019

  • Copland: An Outdoor Overture
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espangnol, Opus 34
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, "Pathetique"

Masterworks Concert 5: May 21 & 22, 2019 (Tues./Wed.)

Featuring Tessa Lark, Violin
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.136
  • Thurber: Love Letter
  • Massenet: Meditation from Thais
  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Opus 25, "Classical"

Special Concerts

Save the Date for our 35th Anniversary Season Pops Concerts

Holiday Pops Deck the Halls (1)

December 1 & 2, 2018 - Holiday Pops
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

Saturday| 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Sunday| 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.


Tony DeSare is the featured artist for Cabaret & Cocktails 2019.

January 26, 2019 - Cabaret & Cocktails Concert

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents the 5th annual Cabaret & Cocktails pops concert. This year, the concert will feature Tony DeSare I LOVE A PIANO. This popular concert sells quickly - don't miss your chance to enjoy an exciting evening with Janna Hymes and the Symphony as we pay tribute to jazz classics. Get your tickets before they're gone!

8:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Lodge