Beethoven Celebration
The Virginia Arts Festival’s and Virginia Symphony Orchestra's top priority are the health and safety of all our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. In alignment with statewide restrictions on public gatherings and the continued threat COVID-19, the Beethoven Celebration events, scheduled for January 8-10, 2021, will be postponed to June 2021. “This decision was not made lightly, but the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff remains paramount,” says Robert W. Cross, Perry Artistic Director, Virginia Arts Festival. “While we are all looking forward to the Beethoven Celebration with live music from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians conducted by JoAnn Falletta and Olga Kern on piano, we must make the difficult decision in the best interest of all. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” says Karen Philion, President and CEO, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 
The Virginia Arts Festival is providing the utmost flexibility for our patrons in light of these circumstances.  Our Box Office agents will be ready to accommodate individual patrons’ needs.  Due to anticipated volume, we ask for your patience as we address each case.  
We encourage you to stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram, where we'll be sharing uplifting and encouraging content, by some of our favorite Virginia Arts Festival artists. 
Back to Top