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2804_66297682310_775127310_1519778_2983378_n The 75-member GSA Orchestra presents two major concerts each year, modeling its programming after the traditions of the world's finest orchestras. The orchestra was founded by Raymond Pancarowicz and has performed concerts internationally in Scotland, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Canada and England. The Orchestra has also made debuts in some of the finest halls in the United States, including Boston Symphony Hall and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The orchestra currently performs in the historic Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk, the Sandler Center for the Arts in Virginia Beach and other venues throughout the seven cities. The new Music Director, Jeff Phelps, a 1995 Governor's School graduate, is honored to share the traditions that Raymond Pancarowicz set deeply into the soul and sound of the orchestra over his twenty years as director. The GSA Orchestra frequently features GSA student soloists and premiers works by GSA composition students.

Recent repertoire:

  • Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Beethoven - Coriolan, Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 5
  • Brahms - Academic Festival Overture, Symphony No. 4
  • Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Dvo?ák - Symphony No. 7, Cello Concerto
  • Enesco - Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
  • Herrmann - North by Northwest
  • Liszt - Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Préludes
  • Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
  • Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
  • Ravel - La Valse
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherezade
  • Rossini - La Gazza Ladra
  • Sibelius - Valse triste
  • Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Strauss, Jr. - Overture to Die Fledermaus
  • Stravinsky - Petrushka
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 5, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Violin Concerto
  • Williams - StarWars: The Empire Strikes Back

Main Office

Main Office: 
757-451-4715 Fax 
254 Granby Street
orfolk, Virginia 23510

Dance Department

The GSA Dance Department
is housed in the TRDance Center
757-628-2747 Fax
325 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23510