Classical Music

Happy, seasonal Holiday Pops from the VSO

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra pulled out all the stops in its Holiday Pops program Thursday, in the Ferguson Center. In addition to the smaller sized VSO, it featured the VSO Chorus, Virginia Children’s Chorus and the Dance Magic Dancers from the Copeland-Mills School for the Performing Arts, for a total of what appeared to be about 200 folk.

Hanging from the rafters were single strings of lights with a giant illuminated wreath in the middle. Decorated trees with packages flanked the stage. Nicely applied backdrop colors changed throughout the fare, reflecting the music. Members of the orchestra and even some of the instruments were decorated with tinsel and Santa hats, and...