Norfolk Arts Organizations Build Another Partnership; New Ticket Trade Program Launches in the Fall

Norfolk Arts Organizations Build Another Partnership; New Ticket Trade Program Launches in the Fall

The City's leading arts organizations partner up in a new and exciting way for arts lovers. Virginia Stage Company (VSC), Virginia Opera and The Virginia Symphony Orchestra have developed a partnership in their upcoming seasons to offer tickets to all three organizations when you become a member to just one.

In the upcoming season at VSC, when you purchase your season membership, you'll also get a ticket to the Symphony and a ticket to the Opera, and vice versa for all three arts organizations.

This partnership, initiated by VSC, will pull the arts organizations together in a way they expect will be mutually beneficial for all involved. "It's a great perk to becoming a member and it also allows existing arts lovers to venture over to other venues. We're so excited the Symphony and Opera were willing to join us in this partnership," says Janelle Burchfield, VSC's Marketing Director.

Director of Marketing at Virginia Opera, Maggi George, says "This is another step in the right direction of coordinating the sales and promotions efforts of the region's leading arts organizations and demonstrates to the community our willingness to work together for our mutual success."

Ticket vouchers are mailed out with season ticket packages. Some limitations do apply for each organization. This offer is available to a limited number of patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.

Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia's leading theater destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually at the Wells Theatre, in schools and in the community. VSC's mission is to "enrich, educate and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality and worthy of national prominence. Tickets available at (757) 627-1234 or

The Virginia Symphony: Under the leadership of GRAMMY-winning music director, JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony is Southeastern Virginia's pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra with a mission of inspiring, educating and connecting audiences of all ages. Founded in 1920, it is ranked in the top ten percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with Classics, Pops and Family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg as well as performances in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities, reaching more than 160,000 concert-goers every year. Additionally, the orchestra annually reaches 45,000 children, students and lifelong learners with its education and community programs. The Virginia Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and is the cornerstone of the Performing Arts in Southeastern Virginia.

Virginia Opera is in its 39th year of operation. The Company has a working budget of $5 million with over 30 mainstage performances in multiple markets, reaching nearly 50,000 attendees each season. Additionally, the Opera's Education and Outreach Program reaches another 100,000 students of all ages. In March of 1994 Virginia Opera was named The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia in recognition of the organization's contribution to the Commonwealth and to the world of opera. Tickets available at (757) 627-9545 or

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