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VSO presents ‘Gospel According to Swing’

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present “Gospel According to Swing,” conducted by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and featuring award-winning conductor, actor, singer and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling.

Performances of “Gospel According to Swing” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, and Sunday, Feb. 18, at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Alongside the VSO, Stripling, keyboardist Bobby Floyd and vocalist Sydney McSweeney will perform gospel, jazz and blues favorites including “This Little Light,” “Go, Tell it on the Mountain,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.”

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling 757-892-6366, visiting or stopping by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757-213-1431.

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