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Virginia Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-2017 Pops season

Virginia Symphony Orchestra announces 2016-2017 Pops season

Following the release of its upcoming Classics season, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016-2017 Pops season, including tributes to The Beatles, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

The season kicks off Sept. 17 with "Cirque Musica," a combination of music and acrobatics. Benjamin Rous conducts as the symphony is joined by world-class circus performers.

On Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, the symphony celebrates two jazz icons in "Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute." With guests, vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling, the symphony will present standards by Armstrong and Fitzgerald, a native of Newport...

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