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Virginia Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-2017 Classics season

Virginia Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-2017 Classics season

As music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta said she strives to find just the right balance of beloved and undiscovered pieces.

The 2016-2017 Classics season, announced Friday, is no exception.

From a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to the world premiere of a composition, "I think it's a very exciting mix of old favorites and some new discoveries," said Falletta, currently in her 25th year as director.

Other highlights include a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring the symphony's own musicians as soloists and a special collaboration with the Chrysler Museum of Art, according to marketing...

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