Classical Music

Virginia Symphony announces Williamsburg Classics season

Virginia Symphony Orchestra's recently announced 2016-2017 Williamsburg Classics season promises Beethoven, Brahms, brass and the British Isles.

The four-concert series kicks off Oct. 27 with Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5. Virginia Symphony alumnus Danny Matsukawa, now Philadelphia Orchestra's principal bassoon, conducts the program. He will both conduct and play in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto, and Prokofiev's Classical Symphony completes the program.

For the holidays, conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the Virginia Symphony's brass and percussion sections in a program of holiday favorites on Dec. 15.

The new year opens with a themed program on Feb. 23. Rous will...