Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens family concert series with ‘Dr. Seuss at the Symphony’

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens its 2022-23 Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert series with “Dr. Seuss at the Symphony” on September 18.

The event, which begins at 3 p.m. and takes place at the Sandler Center for Performing Arts, is designed for children ages 3 to 12. It will include “Seussical, The Musical”, as well as a version of “The Sneetches” which has been converted into a symphonic poem which deals with friendship and discrimination.

Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. and are hosted by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Children’s Chorus, and more.

The Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series aims to introduce children to the orchestra and provide an engaging concert experience.

“When my kids were young, reading books (especially Dr. Seuss books) and making music were essential family activities,” said Helen Martell, who conducts the orchestra. “I am delighted that this [event] combines my kids’ two favorite pastimes into one concert!

Additional voices for the symphony will be provided by the Voices of Virginia in the Musical Theater Department of the Governor’s School for the Arts.

Tickets start at $12 for children and $17 for adults. They can be bought HERE and by calling (757) 892-6366.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Virginia Symphony Box Office Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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